Defective products cause thousands of injuries every year. From recalled vehicles due to defective airbags, to recalled pieces of furniture due to toppling risks, too many products that contain hazardous defects are sold to the American public.
The first type of product liability claim is a lawsuit that is based on the defective design of a product. A civil action based on defective design alleges that the product is inherently dangerous based on its design alone, rather than an error made during the manufacture of the product. For example, a car that is top heavy – and therefore poses a high risk of rollover/tip-over – is an example of a defectively designed product that could be the cause of a product liability claim.
Manufacturing defects are the most common cause of product liability claims. A lawsuit based on a manufacturing defect alleges that the original design of the product is completely safe, but that something happened during the manufacturing process to make the product unsafe.
If you think that you may have a case against a manufacturer or distributor of a dangerous product that caused you injuries, please contact our law offices today about your product liability claim. At the Leavy Schultz Davis, our knowledgeable Tri-Cities defective product attorneys are here to advocate for you.