Every member of society purchases products on a routine basis. That’s why there is a wide variety of protections in place to keep consumers safe. Unfortunately, not all of the products that reach the marketplace have been adequately tested for safety.
Thankfully, there is an entire practice area of modern law dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers and ensuring they are fairly compensated for any injuries or illnesses occurring due to product defects. Hiring a defective product attorney in Norwich, CT can improve victims’ chances of receiving the compensation they need and deserve to move on with their lives.
Manufacturers Have an Obligation
Manufacturers of everything, from makeup to children’s toys, have an obligation to provide their customers with safe products. When that obligation is not upheld, whether it is a result of poor design, bad craftsmanship, faulty materials, or even ineffective regulatory standards, those manufacturers must be held responsible.
Types of Defective Product Claims
There are three main categories of product liability claims: defective design, defective manufacture, and failure to offer instructions for proper use or sufficient warnings. The category an individual’s case falls under will help to determine what the best strategy is for presenting the case.
A product that suffers from defective design is inherently dangerous or defective. The entire line of products is affected, even those that were created perfectly according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Examples of this type of liability case include vehicles that are inherently unsafe to drive, protective gear that does not offer adequate protection, and products that cause consumers harm or danger when used exactly as intended.
Products that are produced using defective manufacturing are dangerous because of an error that occurred during the fabrication process. The individual products in question are different from the rest of the product line and are defective in such a way that they cause personal injury or illness to the consumers who purchased them. Examples include batches of food or medicine that contain poisonous substances and vehicles that are dangerous due to missing or damaged parts.
Failure to Provide Warnings
A defective product attorney in Norwich, CT can also represent clients who have been injured due to inadequate warnings or instructions on a product’s use. Stephen M. Reck has experience representing clients in all three areas. Visit the website for more information.