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Products Liability Archives

A primer on what constitutes product liability

We are a society of consumers. We purchase goods to help ease problems or provide entertainment. No matter the purpose of a good, a consumer in Virginia and elsewhere believes that the product will work properly or as promised. Those that fail to do so could be defective. In some cases, this could simply mean that the product does not work at all. However, in other situations, this defect could cause the product to be dangerous, causing harm to a consumer.

Fighting for your rights following defective product injuries

Americans are fortunate to be able to purchase and use very resourceful products. Furthermore, they enjoy laws that regulate these products, helping to ensure they are safe. Unfortunately, errors could occur in the designing, manufacturing and selling of a product, resulting in a defective and even dangerous product.

How common are defective product injuries?

Whether it is a gift or a new purchase, we purchase and use consumer goods with the idea that they will work and complete the tasks that they were designed for. In some cases, a product will work just fine initially. However, due to a defect, the product malfunctions. While this could mean the product is simply broken and will not work, it could mean the consumer suffers injuries due to the malfunction.

Understanding dangerous design defects and proving them

On a daily basis, individuals in Virginia and elsewhere rely on certain products and goods to get through their day. This may be an oven to make a meal, a hairdryer to dry one's hair, a chainsaw to cut down a tree, a vacuum to clean the house or a vehicle to get around. Consumers expect these products to work as intended. Unfortunately, issues could occur, causing a product to not work properly or not work at all. In some cases, a defect in the product could cause the item to become dangerous, causing harm to the consumer.

Helping you recover damages in a products liability action

Buying something new is typically exciting. From a new vehicle to a new computer, one expects these products to not only work, but also work the way that they were intended to. A product that does not function right or at all is problematic. What is even more problematic is when a product is defective and causes harm to a consumer.

When is a warning required for a product?

It is common for Virginia consumers to purchase new goods. Whether it is something new on the market or not, consumers expect to have the goods they purchase to work as intended. In some cases, errors can occur. Something was not built right, a part is faulty or it has malfunctioned. This could result in a product being completely worthless. However, it could also cause the product to be deemed dangerous. A defective product can be very dangerous for consumers, causing serious harm and damages.

What is the product recall process?

Christmas and other holidays celebrated in the winter are an exciting time. Many gifts are exchanged and individuals in Virginia and elsewhere are excited to try out these new items. It may seem obviously, but these gifts are purchased and exchanged with the idea that they will work as they were intended. Unfortunately, some of these items may not work properly, at all or even cause a consumer to suffer injuries. In these matters, it is important for consumers to consider their rights and options if such a situation arises.

What is a manufacturing defect?

With the holidays in full swing, many are purchasing last minute gifts. Whether it is a new, hot item or something that has been on the market for some time, consumers expect that what they are purchasing will work as advertised. Unfortunately, errors could be made when a product is designed, manufactured and sold. Such errors could lead to defects, causing a product to not work, malfunction and even become dangerous. Such a situation could result in a consumer suffering serious injuries and damages.

You may want to think twice before buying some toys

Toys have been, and remain, popular Christmas gifts to give to children and babies. Kids in Roanoke, Virginia, often enjoy playing with toys of all types, and that inherent gratitude can give the adults in their lives a lot of pleasure as well.

The product recall process for defective vehicles

Virginia residents often rely on motor vehicles to get around. Because it is a commonly used consumer good, many do not consider the defects and dangers that could occur just by simply using the product. Much like any product could be subjected to defects, a motor vehicle could have a problem or defect, deeming it dangerous. When a motor vehicle contains a defective component part, this could result in serious harms to a consumer, even resulting in deaths.

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