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Types of Product Defects

When a defective product causes your injuries, it’s normal to want answers. Filing a defective product claim against the responsible corporate entities can help you receive compensation and feel a sense of justice.

Product liability claims involve three different types of product defects. Read on to learn more.

What Are the Three Types of Product Defects?

Product liability is a complicated area of the law—which is why most people who’ve suffered damages from a defective product seek out the services of an experienced attorney who can help them file a claim.

The reality is, some defective products never even cause injuries. Other times, injuries are the result of consumer error, or misuse.

With that said, when a product is truly defective, it can cause significant harm to the consumer. In order to take action and possibly receive financial compensation, it’s important to understand what kind of product you’re dealing with, and how it was defective.

In the context of product liability claims, a product can be defective in one of three ways:

  • Defective Design – When a product is designed without consideration for the safety of its users—or without sufficient testing to probe said safety—the injuries you receive can be chalked up to a defective product design.
  • Defective Manufacturing – Sometimes, a product design isn’t the culprit. Rather, the product became dangerous through either shoddy manufacturing or manufacturing techniques that introduce an unsafe element to the design. In these cases, you may be looking at a manufacturing defect.
  • Defective Marketing – This one is a bit of a misnomer. Although it sounds like the category refers to what we understand as consumer marketing, in reality, it means to say that the product lacked sufficient safe handling or use instructions. It also can mean that a product’s papers didn’t accurately warn as to the dangers of misusing a product.

Recovering compensation in a defective product suit can be challenging. In order to win, you’re likely going to need the help of a product expert, as well as an experienced attorney.

Contact a Product Liability Lawyer Today

When a defective or dangerous product causes you damages, you need to take swift, decisive action if you are going to recover a settlement. That’s where a top product liability lawyer from The Nye Law Group can help.

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