Defective Design | Defective Manufacture | Negligent Marketing
When you purchase a consumer product, you expect that the company marketing the product has taken reasonable measures to ensure that the risks of injury associated with it have been identified and minimized. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case. In the rush to be the first to the market, many companies cut corners, usually on safety testing and enhancements.
When you have been hurt because of the use of or exposure to a product, there are three potential legal theories that can be used to seek compensation for your losses:
- Negligent design—This theory alleges that those individuals who conceived of and designed the product did not reasonably consider the potential dangers caused by the design. Under this theory, it doesn’t matter if the product was well-made using high quality materials. It the design inherently rendered the product unsafe, a product liability claim may be filed. A utility knife with a non-retractable blade or a motor vehicle with a high center of gravity (making it susceptible to rollovers at low speeds) are a couple examples.
- Negligent manufacture—This legal theory does not address the design, but looks instead at how the product was built, assembled, fabricated or constructed. If necessary parts were omitted or if substandard materials were used, an injured party may have a product liability claim.
- Negligent marketing—Under the principle of negligent marketing, a company or party may be liable for a failure to include proper warnings or instructions for the use of a product. The user must be warned of the potential dangers associated with all known or anticipated uses of the product, even if they were not the intended uses.
Contact the Proven Product Liability Lawyers at the Rafi Law Group
At our office, every new client is entitled to a free initial consultation. To arrange a meeting, contact us online or call the Rafi Law Group at 214-224-0064. Our phones are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Home and hospital visits can be set up by request.
We take all product liability claims on a contingent fee basis. You won’t incur legal fees unless we get compensation for your losses. We will also advance all expenses. Se habla Espanol.