Understanding the 3 Main Types of Product Liability Case in California

When a manufacturer releases a new product, they have a responsibility to first take reasonable measures to assure that it is safe for consumers to use. If they do not do so, and the product is faulty, then they can be held responsible via product liability lawsuits.

If they knowingly put something on the market that is flawed, or they did not know but should have, they can be held responsible. These types of cases can be very challenging and only an experienced personal injury firm with a wide reach of resources can take on this type of case. Keep reading to find out about the top three types of product liability cases, then contact the experienced firm of The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker by calling 800-333-0000. We are standing by to provide a free legal consultation.

Why Do Product Liability Cases Even Exist?

While there are of course exceptions, in most cases it is an issue of large companies who prioritize their profits over the safety of the people who use their products or services. They may skip testing that is essential to save a few dollars, or they may make an effort to prevent the public from learning about a serious defect.

In the truly terrible scenarios, companies will sometimes be entirely aware of a defect but crunch the numbers and find that it is likely cheaper to release the product and pay off anyone injured rather than fixing the issue. This is unacceptable and the only way to put a stop to it is to ensure that these companies have serious consequences when they do not act to benefit the public.

  1. Design Defects
  2. The first type of product liability issue involves design defects. If the manufacturer did not properly design the product in question, and that product was used as it was intended to, then it could cause injury. If the injury was the direct result of the defect then the designer / manufacturer can be held responsible.

  3. Manufacturing Defects
  4. In some cases, the product design may have been flawless but when the products were manufactured from low-quality materials, they become dangerous. Other examples of manufacturing defects including missing components, poor craftmanship, and not testing a product enough to ensure that it is as safe as the manufacturer claims it is.

  5. Failure to Provide Warnings or Instructions
  6. If a company knows the product they are selling is dangerous in certain situations, then they need to warn the consumer of that. If instructions are necessary for the product to be used correctly, then the manufacturer needs to include valid instructions. If they fail to do so, then you may have grounds for a person injury case on your hands.

If that is the case, or to find out if it is, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now for a free legal consultation. We are standing by to help you find the right next step – call now.