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Determining who is liable for a defective product

| Mar 22, 2021 | Defective Products & Consumer Protection

There are many different types of tasks and projects that people in Maryland need to complete. In order to complete many of these tasks people use and rely on certain products to make sure the job is completed correctly or more quickly. People also expect that these products will work the way that they are suppose to work. Sometimes that does not happen and it can be very frustrating, especially if people need to have something done right away.

Sometimes when products do not work right or malfunction it creates a situation far worse than simply causing frustration. Sometimes when products break they can injure the person using it or injure people around them. These injuries can be very significant in some situations as well and require significant medical treatment. People who are injured by these defective products may be able to receive compensation from the company responsible for the defect.

Types of product defects

Determining liability starts with determining the type of product defect that caused the product to malfunction. There are three main types of product defects. One is a design defect, which means there was something inherently dangerous about the product from the beginning due to the design. Manufacturing defects occur during the manufacturing process and occur because a part was missing or assembled incorrectly. Finally, there are marketing defects, which occur due to improper labels or poor safety warnings.

Many people in Maryland are injured by defective products every year. These victims deserve to be compensated for their injuries, but first people need to determine who is responsible. It is not always easy to determine this though. It may require an investigation into the issue, but it is essential to know the proper company to initiate the lawsuit against. Experienced attorneys understand this complicated process though and may be able to guide one through it.