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3 Questions About A Defective Product Lawsuit

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Did you suffer an injury that was caused by a defective product? If so, you may have some questions about a potential lawsuit that can result from this incident. 

How Can You Determine If A Product Is Actually Defective? 

There is a legal definition of what makes a product defective, but that may not help you understand it if you are not a lawyer. There are risks of using certain products that can cause an injury, but other products should be designed in a way that can never cause an injury. Either type of case will involve consulting with a lawyer to determine if you have a valid case. 

Should You Contact The Manufacturer Immediately? 

You may be wondering if it is worth contacting the manufacturer about your injury. However, do not expect to get much done by contacting them. They will likely try to offer some sort of resolution to the problem that is not equal to the damage you suffered. Maybe they'll offer you a replacement product, coupons, or things of that nature.

The manufacturer may even request that you send them the product so that they can inspect it. Do not send them the defective product no matter what the manufacturer says. The defective product is key to your injury lawsuit, and you need to have it in your hands to prove your case. You can expect to never get the defective product back if you send it to the manufacturer. 

That's why it is best to reach out to a lawyer when you're injured by a defective product. They can give you the proper legal advice that you need to build the best possible case against the party responsible for your injury. 

What Kind Of Defective Product Cases Are There? 

There are a couple of defective product situations that can justify a lawsuit. One of those situations is a product defect, which means that something went wrong during manufacturing that caused the product to become faulty. This could be a safety mechanism that was installed and did not work, or a part of the product failing due to being improperly installed. 

Another form of a defective product is one that does not have proper warnings on it. The manufacturer is responsible for providing instructions about how to properly use a product, and it is up to the user to follow those instructions. If there is no warning or instructions, then the user can easily make a mistake that causes an injury

Contact a local defective product law office to learn more.