When an individual in Maryland purchases a product, they typically assume that it is safe to be used as instructed. After all, why would a company let consumers buy a product that isn’t safe? Unfortunately, it happens. Defective products cause thousands of injuries across the country each year. When a product is defective and a consumer becomes injured, they may want to consider their legal options and determine whether it is possible to bring a product liability claim against the negligent party. A successful product liability claim can allow the injured party to recover compensation for the burdens they have faced as a result of the product defects, including those that are both financial and non-financial in nature.
There are three possible causes of a defective product, including:
- Design defects: if the individual who was designing the product initially failed to consider a significant safety issue or overlooked it during testing, a consumer can become injured.
- Manufacturer defects: if the design was safe but the manufacturer diverted from the approved plans, they may be held liable.
- Failure to warn/improper labeling can result in serious injury because they need to be used a certain way in order to avoid injury. If consumers don’t have proper guidance, they can get hurt and the company can be liable.
If you have been the victim of a defective product, contact us today.
Albers & Associates is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Albers & Associates to schedule a consultation.