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Types of Product Liability

Product liability is a complex area of law, but generally refers to parties that may be held responsible for defective or dangerous products that injure consumers. Get the facts on the various types of product liability so you know how to protect your rights.

Types of Product Defects

Product liability encompasses three types of product defects that may harm consumers, including the following:

  • Design defect: This type of defect is present in a product from the beginning of the production process, even before it is manufactured. Something in the product is inherently unsafe.

  • Manufacturing defect: This type of defect occurs during the course of the product’s manufacture or assembly.

  • Marketing defect: This type of defect includes flaws in the way a product is marketed, including improper labeling, insufficient instructions, and inadequate safety warnings.

In order to bring forth a valid product liability claim, you must prove the following:

  • The product had an inherent design or manufacturing defect, was mislabeled, or was marketed for improper use.

  • A consumer was injured while using the product in a reasonably safe and proper manner.

  • The defect was the cause of the consumer’s injuries.

Product liability is a complicated area that often involves going up against large corporations with infinite resources at their disposal. At Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, PLLC, we’re not afraid to go up against large corporations to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

To find out if you have a case, contact us today at (757) 330-3425.