Types of Defective Product Liability Claims
Posted on Apr 21, 2016 9:45am PDT
If you’ve suffered injuries from a product you were using, you may
be able to file a defective product liability claim. The type of claim
you file will fall into one of three product liability categories: defectively
manufactured, defectively designed, and failure to provide adequate warning.
In this blog, our New York product liability attorney explains what each
claim entails and how it can impact your case.
This is the most common type of defective product claim. A defectively
manufactured product is one that is flawed due to an error that occurred
when the product was being made. Examples of a defectively manufactured
product includes a swing set with a cracked chain or a moped with missing
Defectively designed products include any product that is dangerous because
of an error in its design. While a defect in a product’s manufacturing
affects just one product, a defective design can cause an entire line
of products to be dangerous. An example of a defectively designed product
could include a line of sunglasses that fail to protect your eyes from
UV rays or a specific car model that tends to flip over when turning a corner.
Failure to Provide Adequate Warning
If a product’s proper usage poses a risk of injury and there’s
no warning label on the product, you would be filing a claim in this category.
These types of defective products are ones that are dangerous in a way
that is not obvious to its users. A tea kettle with an oddly positioned
steam valve, for example, can fall under a failure-to-warn claim if there’s
no label notifying the user of the steam valve.
If you’ve been injured by a defective product, contact a Long Island
product liability lawyer from Laurence A. Silverman, Esq. to learn about
your case and legal options. Call us today at (631) 925-2117 or fill out
our online form to request your