Not every product is created equal. There may be issues when an item is being manufactured that get overlooked. By the time a product is purchased and received, it may be too late to correct the mistake. Sometimes, these issues lead to accidents that cause devastating injury.
What are Product Liability Claims?
If you use a defective product and are injured by it, you may have a product liability claim. The product may simply not work as promised, have incorrect parts, or lead to accidents during use. Due to a defective product, there is often compensation that can be claimed from the manufacturer. However, it isn’t always an easy process, a defective product lawyer can be extremely helpful.
Examples of Defective Products in B.C.
Residents of British Columbia should recognize these examples of defective products in the event they need to pursue a product liability claim.Below are the three most common examples of defective products.
Failing to Warn
When a manufacturer knows the product they are selling is unsafe, the manufacturer must express this. When there is a lack of warning, they put themselves at risk of product liability claims. Though manufacturers do not have to express every single product risk, they must at least warn about health risks. When injury or death may occur, a warning is absolutely necessary; failure to warn about product risks can be dangerous to all involved.
Sometimes, an item isn’t designed safely or properly. When this is the case, negligent manufacturing may be to blame. Factory workers are human and mistakes can occur during the manufacturing process, such as incomplete inspections, improper oversight, or lack of quality assurance. Though these are accidents, the result can be incredibly dangerous.
The steps of product design are as follows: idea, design, manufacture, sell. During the design stage, the manufacturer must be reasonable when creating a safe product, but is not required to use the very best material and safest design. Reasonability is what matters most; when reasonable design is overlooked, design negligence occurs. Product liability claims can occur when the manufacturer is proven to be negligent with the design. This means all products manufactured with the design may be defective and, in turn, be hazardous to all who purchased and used them.