WHAT IS A PRODUCT LIABILITY / DEFECTIVE PRODUCT MATTER?
Product liability / defective product matters involve an item that caused harm when it was used as intended. The two kinds of product liability cases are design defects or manufacturing defects.
A design defect product liability matter is one where the way the product is made, it could result in similar injuries no matter which one of the products you purchased. For instance, the design of certain SUVs will cause them to flip over when someone tries to do an evasive maneuver to avoid an accident.
A manufacturing defect in product liability is one where the defect arose because something was done improperly at the manufacturing stage. An example of this is when a certain bicycle carbon fiber fork makes it past quality control when it should not have had resulting in it breaking while riding.
Cases involving product liability can cover a whole host of products. These include bicycles, automobiles, kids toys, pharmaceutical drugs, electronics, and cryogenic machines just to name a few.
WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A POTENTIAL PRODUCT LIABILITY CASE?
It is critical that if you believe you have a potential product liability matter that you keep the product and not throw it away. Also, if you can, locate the store receipt or a credit card statement that shows when and where you purchased the item. Finally, do not attempt to tamper or alter the product.
The Law Offices of Ara Jabagchourian, P.C. has used experts in materials such as metals and carbon fiber to investigate defects. The law firm has also used experts who were formerly employed with consumer protection agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission to assist in investigating and prosecuting such cases.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact an attorney at the Law Offices of Ara Jabagchourian, P.C. to schedule an appointment.