When you purchase a product from the store, you expect that it will perform its intended job and operate with some form of quality that makes it worth your money. In some cases, however, products may have design flaws or may be put together incorrectly, causing them to malfunction. Some product defects can cause serious harm to consumers, and some injured consumers may want to file a lawsuit seeking monetary compensation for their injuries. At Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates, we know that in these types of situations, consumers may have to prove what type of product defects occurred in order to have a successful case.
Manufacturers defects may include problems in a part that was used in the assembly of the product. In addition to the manufacturer being responsible for this type of defect, the maker of the actual part may also be held liable. Furthermore, the product itself may have been put together in such a way that it falls apart or operates incorrectly when you attempt to use it. This liability falls on the manufacturer in most situations.
There may be other people who were injured while using the same product. It may be helpful to seek out others who received injuries and have them involved in the lawsuit as well. Keep in mind that this may change the dynamics of the lawsuit, and will classify it as a lawsuit involving multiple people and incidents rather than just yours.
To find out more information on product defects, visit our page on product liability.