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Exploring options when an injury is caused by a defective product

On Behalf of | Feb 15, 2018 | Firm News, personal injury

Most people don’t think about it, but just walking out of your house each day can expose many people to danger. Car accidents, animal bites, pedestrian accidents and medical malpractice are all examples of danger that many people are exposed to on a regular basis. But, there is another danger that can cause just as serious of an injury for an Ohio resident: a defective product.

Our readers should think about just how many different products they handle each day. Vehicles, electronics, machinery – these are all areas in which different products can help make life easier. But, at the same time, there may be dangers lurking.

A product can be defective, typically, in one of three different ways. First, there may be a design defect, meaning that the concept of the product itself can present a danger to those who use it. Next, there may be a defect in the product as a result of how it was manufactured – it just wasn’t put together right. And third, there can be defects in the labeling on the product, meaning that the potential dangers of the product are not accurately or fully explained via warnings to the people who purchase the product.

When a defective product causes an injury, the injured victim will need to explore the potential legal options under the area of “products liability” law. It is in this area of the law that a plaintiff can identify the responsible parties and attempt to hold them accountable for the injuries that the product caused. If you have been injured by a defective product, you may wish to contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your case.