Many of our readers in Ohio are probably aware that there is an area of the law known as “personal injury” law. They may know this because they know a friend or family member who has been injured in some way and that person decided to take legal action to attempt to recover financial compensation. Car accidents, for example, are common events that can ultimately lead to a personal injury lawsuit. However, under the umbrella of “personal injury” law there are certain specialized areas that deal with specific types of injuries or specific circumstances in which injuries occur. Medical malpractice is one example, premises liability is another. Yet another is an area known as “product liability” law.
As a nation of consumers, Americans usually don’t think twice about some of the products they purchase. Sure, in some cases, they may research reviews or talk to others who own similar products before making a purchase, but the wide availability of all types of products to meet every need oftentimes makes such actions an afterthought. However, our readers should know that each year many Americans are injured by faulty products, as well as products that did not have proper warnings or instructions for use.
The intricacies of product liability law
When Ohio residents who have been injured by a product are looking for answers, they’ll soon find out that there are a few different ways in which a product could be defective. One is a “design” defect, meaning that the product, conceptually, was designed in an unsafe manner. Another is a “manufacturing” defect, which usually means that the product was not assembled correctly and, as a result, an injury occurred. Yet another way is when the instructions for the product’s use are unclear, or proper warnings are not included with the product.
At our law firm, we understand the importance of being aware of the intricacies of product liability law. We do our best to help our clients pursue product liability claims. For more information, please visit the product liability overview section of our law firm’s website.