A product liability lawyer pursues claims involving serious injury and death caused by defective products.
A defective products claim often arises when a person uses a product and is severely injured by the product. The product may be dangerous for its intended use due to a design defect, manufacturing defect, or failure to warn of the dangers which exist with the product. The product may be a consumer product, household product, or product used at work such as machinery.
There are millions of products used by consumers, businesses, and others, which are governed by product safety laws. In Southwest Florida, Fort Myers product liability lawyer David Harris seeks compensation for clients seriously injured by defective and dangerous products.
Product Liability Lawyer May Pursue Design Defect Claims
Your product liability lawyer may pursue a defective design claim when products are unreasonably dangerous when used as intended. If the design has errors making a product dangerous, then the product manufacturer must take steps to eliminate those hazards from the product. Hence, make the product safer.
The general principles applying to safe product design are basic product engineering standards:
- Eliminate product hazards. In other words, remove design defects.
- If you cannot eliminate a hazard, then incorporate safety devices, such as guards or other user protections.
- In every instance, provide clear, understandable, warnings to the product’s user.
There are ways to determine whether a design defect exists. For example, a similar product exists with a different, safer design, then a defective design claim probably exists.
Product Liability Lawyer May Pursue Manufacturing Defect Claims
After design, then a creator makes it. Manufacturers may physically make the product. Otherwise, a product maker may outsource its design to another company for manufacture. The designer and manufacturer may be the same company.
A manufacturer has the duty to create each product as designed. This means using an appropriate process or good materials to properly assemble or construct the product. If the manufacturer has improperly assembled or constructed the product, failed to follow design specifications, or used defective materials in the manufacture of the product, then a manufacturing defect exists.
In such cases, a product liability lawyer may pursue the manufacturer for injuries caused by manufacturing defects.
Product Liability Lawyer May Pursue Failure to Warn Claims
We may assert failure to warn claims against the designer, manufacturer, distributor, and seller. If the manufacturer or seller of the product knows, or should know, dangers exist in the product, then each has a duty to disclose that hazard to consumers who buy the product.
A duty to warn applies to all known or foreseeable product dangers. While sometimes there is no warning at all, sometimes a warning is inadequate because a consumer cannot find it. Similarly, if a warning is not clear or understandable, then the warning is worthless. Making this determination depends on the evidence investigated by your product liability lawyer
Injured by a Defective Product? Product Liability Lawyer Pursues Justice
Product safety claims are challenging. If you believe a defective product seriously injured you or a loved one, then contact Fort Myers product liability lawyer David Harris for for a free consultation.
David provides personal, client-centered advocacy, so you remain involved in your important claim. David has experience. He is your trial lawyer and courtroom litigator. And, as your product liability lawyer, has drive to pursue your top money damages compensation. After all, we want to win for you.
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