When manufacturers are creating products for consumers, they have to ensure that a certain procedure is being followed in order to create the right product. Steps need to be followed to make sure that the product operates in the correct way and is used for what it is intended to be made for. If manufacturers miss a step or make a mistake, this may cause a defect in the product. When a defect is made, the product can malfunction or operate improperly. This can lead to an injury by anyone who buys the product and uses it. If a manufacturer is negligent during the process of making the product, they may be held accountable. Negligence can cause a defect in a product, which can then lead to injury or harm to a consumer. With this situation, it can lead to a defective product that may cause harm to an individual.
How can failure to warn be involved?
Products can have labels on them to warn people of the dangers that can cause an accident to occur. Hair dryers have warnings that tell individuals to avoid wet surfaces since water causes the potential for harm to occur. This warning can be essential to the consumer’s use since it can prevent injury from occurring. By having a warning label present, it can tell consumers to avoid certain situations that have been deemed dangerous. With these warnings in place, it can avoid a number of accidents that may occur when an individual uses a product.
If a product does not have a warning label and it causes injury to a consumer, the individual may be able to hold the company responsible for a failure to warn them about the product’s dangers. By not warning them about potentially dangerous situations involving the product, the individual may not have been aware that using the product a certain way could harm them. This may be able to help the consumer hold the company responsible for the lack of a warning label. If a warning label were present, it may have been helpful for the individual to avoid the situation that caused an accident or an injury to them. This situation can result in a product liability case.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.