The 3 Types of Defective Liability Claims You Should Know

Injuries and other damages can be caused by faulty products, and these defects typically result in a product liability claim. Here are the three main types of defective liability claims that most Atlanta personal injury law cases fall under.

Defectively Manufactured Products

Defective products are everywhere, but most are harmless. The ones that are harmful because of their defects cause injury because the defect made them dangerous. For your case to be successful, the injury must have been caused by the manufacturing defect, not by user error.

For example, if your car’s tire is not properly attached and comes off causing you to have a wreck, you have an issue with a manufacturing defect. If you were involved in an accident and the tire happened to come loose or fall off, our Atlanta personal injury lawyers note that you would not have a strong case.

 Defectively Designed Products

Some products are designed in such a way that they are dangerous even when they are produced correctly. Defective design claims emphasize that the entire line of products is dangerous and could cause injury because of its design. Once again, the defective design must be the cause of the injury for these cases.

A good example of a defectively designed product is a car that has a tendency to flip while taking a turn. If you have a wreck, you have to prove that your car was in the process of flipping when the accident happened and that the flip was what caused the wreck.

Failure to Provide Adequate Warnings or Instructions

Manufacturers are required by law to provide adequate warnings and instructions for the proper use of their products. Our Atlanta accident attorneys note failure-to-warn claims usually arise when a product is dangerous in a way that ordinary consumers would not realize on their own. If there are not adequate warnings and instructions for the product, the consumer may use it incorrectly and cause harm to themselves or others. A good example of this would be a medication that does not mention it has harmful side effects when taken with specific over-the-counter medications.