When you purchase a product from a store or online, you expect the product
to have passed certain tests and checkpoints to make sure it is up to
par for being sold to the public. When a product does not perform up to
standard it is surprising and it can be dangerous. If something happens
to you when you use a product and you are harmed you may need to contact
a Fort Lauderdale product liability lawyer. If your automobile has a recall
or is defective and you are not informed, you should contact a lawyer
as soon as possible.
What is Product Liability?
Product liability is when manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers and anyone else
who helps in designing, producing, making or selling a product to the
public is held responsible for injuries the product may cause.
What Constitutes Product liability?
Manufacturing defect – Something was incorrectly made in the manufacturing process. Usually
many copies of the product were made before anyone realized there was
anything wrong. Sometimes none of the workers realize there is a problem,
until someone from the public has an issue with the product.
Design defect – Something inherently wrong with the design. It can lead to a recall
of the product, usually done in circumstances of automobiles.
A failure to warn, which is also known as a marketing defect – a failure to warn is a failure to let customers know to use or
not to use the product in certain ways, because these ways of using or
not using the product may result in injury.
Having a liability on a product is not only irresponsible, but can be very
dangerous, especially if it is an automobile. If you get in an accident
because of misinformation from a company about the product you have purchase
you should get in contact with a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer
If your car has recalls or a problem with certain mechanism and you have
not been informed you should call an
auto product liability lawyer. You are entitled to having your car fixed, free of charge. You
may also be awarded other compensation, but that depends on your case.