Americans use countless numbers of products every single day. And as consumers, we are all protected by an area of law called “product liability,” which requires manufacturers and retailers to create and sell products which will not cause us harm. The law also requires that proper warning labels must be posted on product packing to inform us if there is any chance that there are any risks associated with the product or that the product may create a hazard.
Our extensive use of products subjects us to the risk of serious and permanent injury if these products prove to be dangerous or defective. When a product has been designed or manufactured incorrectly, innocent people can fall victim to serious injury or death.
Types of Defective Product Cases
There are three types of product liability claims:
- Design defects: These defects are rooted in the design of the product that have existed since its creation, such as a power tool that lacks finger safety guards.
- Manufacturing defects: These are defects in the production of a product, such as a loose bolt on a table leg that causes the table to become unstable and collapse.
- Marketing defects: A product suffering from a marketing defect lacks manuals, warnings, or documentation that serves to outline the dangers of its use.
Design flaws, marketing defects, and manufacturing irregularities can pose threats of injury to innocent consumers. Whichever the defect, it can render unsafe the products we rely on every day such as:
- Auto parts
- Children’s toys
- Household appliances
- Playground equipment
- Sporting equipment
The results of hazardous product accidents may cause long lasting effects on the victim, be it physically, emotionally, or financially. If the product is proven to be defective, the manufacturer, distributor and retailer can all be held legally responsible.
Your Las Vegas Defective Products Lawyers
The team at Tramel Law Group is dedicated to protecting consumer rights and to fighting for victims of dangerous products. We will investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury and the product involved and use our team of experts to evaluate your case. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a faulty product, call us at 702.233.2244 or fill out our free initial consultation form today.