Defective Products

Injured by a Defective Product? 

Product Liability or Products’ Liability is a vast encompassing area of tort law dealing with unreasonably dangerous products. These types of cases can run in conjunction with negligence actions and warranty claims. Examples of defective products include products that explode (like tires), hot kettles, pool equipment, canisters, pressure cookers and more. Products liability cases usually require experts to help prove the case.

Other products’ cases involve issues with defect design. For example, a tire design issue that causes premature tire tread separation; a defective baby’s car seat that doesn’t provide complete care; a poorly designed door that slams shut; or a bad weld design on a steel structure that cracks. Poorly designed toasters can lead to fires and poorly designed cars can lead to accidents. These devices can cause serious injury, and poorly engineered products are very dangerous. The problems with defectively designed apparatuses are the quantity in the public domain. In contrast to a mis-manufactured product as described below, thousands if not all of the products will have the same defect leading to multiple liability issues and multiple plaintiffs.

We Can Help

Products liability cases are strict liability cases. These are cases where the burden of proof is shifted somewhat. Here, a client must prove the product was merely manufactured unreasonably dangerous. That’s where Friedman & Throop Law comes in. 

Cases of products where there is a failure to warn the consumer of a known hazard are a big issue in the Reno/Sparks area. Warning labels, signs and text are important if the consumer is to avoid serious injury. Lawnmowers, engines, motors, fans and most power equipment must have sufficient and reasonable warnings on parts that may emit danger. Failure to warn customers of harm can lead to surprise safety issues. 

The most common products case is the mis-manufactured product—a product that is simply made incorrectly. These cases involve issues with bad parts, irregular moldings, or incorrect assemblages. Numerous things can go wrong on an assembly line, and either human error or computer programs can cause horrendous results. From canned soup and drugs to ropes and engines, all things can be mis-manufactured. 

Next Steps

Call The Law Offices of Friedman & Throop today if you have suffered an injury due to a mis-manufactured product, defectively designed product or a product that does not contain proper warnings. Our team will work with you to ensure you get the combination you deserve. 

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All cases handled by Friedman & Throop personal injury attorneys are on contingency. There is no cost to you for an initial consultation or case review.

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