Common Product Defects in Dallas
To hold a manufacturer liable, you must prove the product was defective. A product can be defective in its design, manufacturing, or marketing.
Products have a design defect when they contain a defect in the form the manufacturer intended them to be produced. Some design defects include:
- Safety products that are unable to withstand impact and provide sufficient protection
- Children’s products containing dangerous attributes such as choking hazards
- Medicine that doesn’t treat the intended illness
- Unstable structures like chairs and tables
- Mechanical defects in products such as tools, appliances, and vehicles
If a design defect is present, you will need to prove that the design is defective and that an injury occurred because of the defect. The experienced lawyers at the Ammons Law Firm can help identify design defects and assist with the recovery of compensation from liable parties.
A manufacturing defect is arguably the most common defect affecting products today. A manufacturing defect occurs when the manufacturing process fails to produce the product as designed by the manufacturer. The use of low-quality materials, poor-quality controls, and other manufacturing errors often cause these defects. Some examples of manufacturing defects include:
- Piping or other bolts that are cross threaded during production
- Tires made with low-quality or contaminated materials
- Contaminated foods or drugs
- Electrical units that have a faulty grounding
Unlike design defects, manufacturing defects develop when an error in the manufacturing process renders an otherwise safe product unsafe. Manufacturing defects often affect a smaller number of products that undergo a flawed process, while design defects tend to impact every iteration of the product produced.
In some cases, manufacturers may produce products that are defective in their marketing. A marketing defect involves the failure to adequately warn consumers of potential dangers or provide instructions for proper use. Manufacturers must notify consumers of possible risks that are not immediately obvious to the product’s users. The following are some examples of marketing defects:
- Medication that doesn’t have proper dosage instructions or warnings of side effects
- Advertisements encouraging the improper use of a product
- Household cleaning products and chemicals that don’t contain handling instructions
In cases involving marketing defects, injury victims must show that their injuries would have been preventable had the manufacturer provided sufficient instructions or warnings.
Is a Manufacturer Liable for a Defective Product?
Defective products often cause serious injuries to residents of Dallas and other cities all over the country. If you are the victim of an injury resulting from a defective product, the manufacturer behind the product must provide compensation for the damages, including any economic and non-economic damages caused by the defective product.
The lawyers at the Ammons Law Firm have the combined resources and experience to help injury victims recover full compensation for their injuries if a defective product causes them. We have helped our clients recover more than one billion dollars in compensation from liable parties.
Contacting a Dallas Product Defect Lawyer
At the Ammons Law Firm, we have represented injury victims in Dallas and other cities for over 30 years and held some of the largest manufacturers responsible for defective products. Our attorneys have the experience required to provide the dependable representation you can trust to reach the best possible settlement in a product liability case involving defective products.
When you need a law firm to help handle a product liability case and hold liable parties responsible for product defects and resulting injuries, contact the Ammons Law Firm.
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