Product Liability Case With BNI Law
If you have suffered losses due to a faulty product that did not meet its standards, Law BNI can help you with your product liability case. Read on to learn more about these types of situations, and how the law offices of Bortman Nusbaum and Ibrahim can help.
When a corporation, company, or organization releases a product for sale that same company is responsible for ensuring that this product is safe to use within the guidelines of its purpose and/or instruction. This type of responsibility is referred to as ‘liability’. Should someone come to harm or suffer financial damages or loss due to a faulty product, the company or companies involved would be liable for the damages. This liability extends to every organization in the product’s production and distribution chain as well. For example, if a manufacturer makes a car, each component in that car is subject to liability from the individual component manufacturers. Additionally, the manufacturer of the vehicle itself is liable, as well as the dealer that sells the car directly to the consumer. If you let your friend borrow that car, and he becomes injured due to a component catching fire and causing harm, they can sue the manufacturer even though he didn’t make the purchase as this liability extends to all end users given the authorization to use the product.
Some products or services are so dangerous that even when reasonable care is exercised injuries could still possibly result. For example setting of explosives or fireworks has more than once, resulted in injury, damage, and even death even in controlled circumstances. In situations like these, the law shows that one does not need to prove negligence, and the product manufacturer/service provider is still liable for damages in such a case. This is different than a situation in which a product was defective and that resulted in an injury.
There are different kinds of product defect categories and it’s important to understand that this can affect how a product liability case is approached by our team of experienced attorneys.
A design defect is when a product’s internet plans are flawed such that the product will always result in a dangerous situation for use. An example of this could be a ladder that was designed to hold 200 pounds but due to its construction and integrity will only ever hold 150 pounds before collapsing. Since the flaw is with the design, this means that every ladder produced by this company would have this issue.
Unlike a design defect, a manufacturing defect occurs when normally a particular product comes from the manufacturer safe and functional, but a unique circumstance results in one or more units being produced with flaws.
Failure to Inform/ Warn-
Failure to warn is shorthand for the idea that a manufacturer releases a product without sufficient instruction is to either its proper use and/or warning information for expressed situations for which to avoid use. Some examples of this could be explaining how and where to store something so such as keeping batteries out of hot places so they don’t explode or burst.
In any of these cases, you have the right to pursue compensation for losses.
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