Orlando Product Liability Lawyer
Defective products can lead to serious personal injuries and medical expenses. That’s why Todd Miner Law is committed to helping consumers stand up for their rights, even in the face of big manufacturers and companies. If you suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a defective product accident, now is the time to contact an attorney and get the legal guidance you need, so you can fight for the compensation you deserve.
For more information about product liability and your rights, call an Orlando product liability lawyer at Todd Miner Law today.
Design, Marketing, and Manufacturing Defects
There are three primary types of product defect: design, marketing, and manufacturing defects. When it comes to filing suit for your injuries, you will need to determine what actually caused the accident.
- Was the product dangerous from the beginning – the result of poor and unsafe design?
- Was the product damaged somehow during manufacturing?
- Did the manufacturer fail to provide warning of potential injuries?
The answers to these questions determine what type of defect caused your damages. Additionally, these answers may determine where you should pursue compensation. Two of the most common defendants include retailers and manufacturers.
This type of defect happens when the creator of the product fails to anticipate an innate flaw in way the product functions, posing a serious risk to the safety of consumers. Even if the product was manufactured flawlessly, it would still lead to injuries. In short, the product was faulty from the beginning, even when used for its intended purpose.
A marketing defect occurs when the manufacturer or retailer fails to warn consumers about the potential dangers of a product. Many products, such as hair dryers and curling irons, come with extensive warnings, cautioning users to avoid electrical injuries and burns. These warnings are designed to protect users from undue injury and avoid accidents. Without them, the manufacturer could be held responsible for any ensuing damages.
When it comes to marketing defects, the manufacturer’s legal obligation is twofold:
- To warn consumers of hidden dangers that may arise when the product is in use.
- To provide instructions for consumers so they know how to use the product safely.
A manufacturing defect occurs when the product’s design is safe, but the manufacturer makes a dangerous error. This happens when the actual product deviates from the designer’s intention and creates a hazard for users. If a bottle of prescription medication is contaminated during processing, anyone who suffers an injury or illness because of the error may have grounds to sue, even though the medication itself was not the outcome of a dangerous design.
Some Products Are Innately Dangerous. You Can Still Sue.
Certain products are dangerous by nature. Coffee pots involve hot water, which can easily lead to burns and lacerations if the carafe breaks. However, this doesn’t excuse the manufacturer or retailer from liability if the glass bursts during normal use and causes an injury. The defendant may still be responsible if the consumer used the product responsibility and still sustained damages.
Injured? Call Our Orlando Injury Law Firm
At Todd Miner Law, we’re dedicated to providing the exceptional legal services our clients deserve. We believe that victims of avoidable accidents, including dangerous products, have the right to seek fair compensation for their economic and noneconomic damages. Call our office now to schedule a free consultation with our Orlando product liability attorney. We look forward to help you!