The law holds companies that manufacture defective products responsible for any otherwise preventable damage or injuries that befall consumers. There are two principal kinds of defects: manufacturing defects and design defects. Manufacturing defects arise during the manufacture or assembly of a particular product and is therefore unlikely to be present in a large number of a product’s run. Generally, manufacturing defects for a given product will affect relatively few people, making it harder to identify the problem before harm has already occurred.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation from the negligent manufacturer. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact a product defect liability attorney in New Braunfels, Texas at Burch Law Firm by calling 830-629-0955. Schedule a consultation today.
Manufacturing Defect Cases in Court
When you use a product, you expect it to function correctly and safely. A defective product may cause serious injury. In order to prevail in a civil lawsuit, you will be expected to demonstrate the manufacturer’s responsibility for producing a defective product and their liability for any ensuing injuries. While in court, the plaintiff must demonstrate the following:
- The product had a manufacturing defect.
- That the product was defective when it left the manufacturer or seller.
- That the manufacturer is responsible for any resulting accidents or injuries.
- That he or she suffered measurable harm or loss due to the defective product.
Manufacturing Defects Pose Risks To Consumers
When manufacturers make a product and put it into the marketplace, they are essentially telling people that it is safe to use. While products can still carry some risk, they should work as they were designed to. This means that using the products in the way that they are meant to be used should not cause accidents or injuries.
This standard may seem relatively simple, however, many companies fail to meet it. Instead, they create products that are dangerous to consumers. These products result in accidents and injuries even with proper use. In these situations, products liability laws hold manufacturers responsible.
In particular, manufacturers are responsible for manufacturing defects. A manufacturing defect is one that the company did not intend to happen. Unlike design defects, where the defect is inherent in the product — a manufacturing defect happens on accident during production. In these cases, the product was not created as it was intended to be in the product’s design. This could have happened because of a problem during production or because of poor production oversight.
In these cases, even if the manufacturer used caution when designing the product and choosing the materials, it can still be held liable for any injuries caused by the manufacturing defect. However, injured consumers often have a high burden in these cases which can be difficult to prove. Consumers must show that they did not cause the injuries through some negligence of their own.
In product liability cases, people need present evidence of defect. This can often be difficult as people are trying to recover from their injuries from dangerous products. In these cases, an attorney can help people gather and present the evidence they need to prove a manufacturing defect caused the injury.
Contact Our Manufacturing Defect Lawyers
If you have suffered injuries resulting from a manufacturing defect, contact the New Braunfels manufacturing defect lawyers at the Burch Law Firm have the dedication and experience you need on your side in this difficult time. Contact us by calling 830-629-0955 to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable attorney.