Injured from a Design Defect? Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
Despite the best intention of manufacturers to design products that are safe for customers, some products may be designed with inherent defects that harm the users. Cases of products with design defects range from faulty brakes and malfunctioning toys to inoperative chairs.
Design defects cause accidents and injuries, such as burning, choking, and even death. It’s not surprising that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission noted that 29.4 million injuries and 21,400 deaths occur annually due to defective or unsafe products.
Understanding Design Defects
Design defects occur when a product has an inherent danger that you can’t see or avoid. Most defective designs result due to manufacturers pushing their designers to cut corners at consumers’ expense. This results in an entire line of products containing a hidden danger that consumers cannot know without notice or warning.
Design defective claims mainly focus on the product specifications and design, and since they are costly, most design defect lawsuits are pursued by multiple plaintiffs with similar injuries.
Defect Design Claims
A manufacturer will be held liable for the design defect if the product poses a foreseeable risk when it was manufactured as intended and used for its intended purposes.
Plaintiffs may have to prove that the risk could have been reduced or avoided if the manufacturer:
- Was capable of producing it
- Would not have incurred extra costs to make the product with the modification
- The product could have still performed the function it was created for
A personal injury attorney will help the victim recover damages such as medical bills, costs of lawsuits, and missed time off work.
Seek the Help of A Personal Injury Attorney for a Design Defect
If you have suffered injuries due to design defects, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to compensate for the injuries. Our competent attorneys will help you prepare for your case and represent you in court.