How Product Liability Can Be The Fault Of The Manufacturer, Designer Or Marketer

If you sustain and injury because of a product that you used as intended, there are a number of individuals or companies that may be responsible for your injuries. Product liability can fall on the manufacturer, the designer, and even the marketing company. An injury can be caused because a product is designed poorly, the manufacturer made a mistake while making the product, or the marketing company didn't label the product correctly. When you've been hurt because of a product you used, you will have to be able to prove that there are some type of flaws in the product to have a reasonable personal injury lawsuit.

A Poorly Designed Product

You can use a product exactly as it was intended and still get injured. If you can prove your injuries are because the product design is bad, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the designer of the product. The burden of proof lies with you, the defendant, so it's important for you to be able to show how you used the product and why it caused your injuries.

Mistakes During Manufacturing

If the product you were using malfunctioned and caused injuries, you have a reasonable lawsuit on your hands. For example, if you are driving a car and the car suddenly shuts off because of a fault in the wiring system, causing an accident, the manufacturer of the car can be liable for your injuries. These types of accidents are how cars end up being recalled for certain defects. When a number of drivers experience the same problem with the same make of car, a recall is issued to fix the problem.

Problems with the Marketing

While some items can't be made safer in order to remain useful, products that are mislabeled can be susceptible to product liability lawsuits. The person using the product must use common sense. If a product is used according to the label, and the person is injured, the marketing company can be held liable for the injuries. 

When you've been injured because of a product, you will have to prove you were using the product as intended and you were injured. You will have to show the extent of your injuries, and like any personal injury lawsuit, you will have to prove that you have had losses because of your injuries.

If you have been hurt after using a product as intended, it's time to talk with a personal injury attorney who can help.