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Manufacturer Liability for Defective Products

by David Peel on January 10, 2014

Manufacturer Liability for Defective ProductsWhen someone is injured by a defective product, the manufacturer may be liable for the injuries. However, it is important to know when the manufacturer is liable. And, the person needs to know who, under the manufacturing of the product, can be held liable.

The person who wishes to file a lawsuit for a product defect needs to prove that he was injured because of the defect. If the product was defective, but there was no injury, there is no lawsuit. Without any injury or damages, the person cannot recover, even if he was almost injured by the defect.

Manufacturers can be liable for manufacturing errors. A person claiming that the product was defective because of an error while making it can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.

The manufacturer could also be liable for a design defect. The person injured would have to prove that there was a design flaw that made the product unreasonably dangerous. If there was another, safer way to design the product and that way was just as easy for the manufacturer, the manufacturer may be liable.

A manufacturer may also be liable for injuries that occur because of a lack of warnings or instructions. This can occur when a consumer would not know that the product was dangerous without a warning. However, even with warnings and instructions, an injured person may still be able to recover. When the warnings or instructions are present, the court will look at whether those warnings and instructions were adequate.

If you or someone you know is interested in more information on liability for product defects, please contact Mr. Peel through PeelLawFirm.com. Mr. Peel practices in the area of personal injury. He practices in West Tennessee and has an office in Millington, Tennessee.

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