San Diego Product Liability FAQs
- What if I used the product in a way that the manufacturer didn’t intend?
- Who can be held responsible if a defective product injures me?
- What are the most common types of product liability cases?
What if I used the product in a way that the manufacturer didn’t intend?
While it is simpler to prove a product liability claim if the product was used as intended, manufacturers can still be held responsible for injuries caused by improperly used products. In legal terms, this is known as foreseeable misuse. Manufacturers are required to anticipate all of the reasonable alternative uses of their products and produce them in accordance with this knowledge, so if a customer suffers an injury while using the product improperly, they may still be eligible to pursue compensation.
Who can be held responsible if a defective product injures me?
The party responsible for a defective product depends on what caused the injury. If the product was poorly produced, the product manufacturer is likely liable for the injury. If it was poorly designed or labeled, then the company that sold or marketed the product may be held liable. In some cases, furthermore, you may be able to hold the individual who repaired a product liable for a defect.
If you would like to know more about pursuing compensation for injuries caused by defective products, contact the San Diego product liability lawyers of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 today.
What are the most common types of product liability cases?
While a person may suffer a broad range of injuries because of a defective product, product liability cases are typically grouped into three general categories: design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects. Design defects involve flaws in the design of a product which makes it dangerous. Manufacturing defects involve flaws in the production of a specific item, such as a failure to include required parts, which makes it dangerous. Marketing defects involve a failure to adequately alert customers to potential product dangers.
If you would like to know more about product liability lawsuits, or if you were harmed by a dangerous product, contact the San Diego product liability attorneys of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123.
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If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to a defective product, please contact the attorneys of Ritter & Associates today today for help. Call us at (619) 296-0123 to discover more about your legal options.
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