Types of Product Defects
Many steps go into the creation of a new product. Typically, a team comes up with a design, and then a building group begins working on manufacturing the actual product. Lastly, the marketing team labels and advertises the product. Because of the many people involved in the creation of a product, it is easy for mistakes to occur at each step of the way.
We rely on consumer products for communication, work, travel, food, and more. However, if only one of the products you use is defective, this single item can cause you serious pain and suffering. If you are injured by a flawed product, you should not let this go unpunished. Contact an Austin product liability lawyer from the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., today at 877-948-4842 for more information.
Three Common Product Defects
Courts typically divide product defects into three main categories, which reflect the three main steps of the product creation process. These three types of product defects are:
- Design flaws – problems with the original design that affect every item made from this plan
- Manufacturing defects – flaws that occur during the manufacturing process that may only affect a single product or a small batch of products
- Labeling errors – misleading labels that may not inform the consumer of hazards such as small pieces that can choke a child
All of these types of defects have the potential to harm you and those you love. You should speak with an attorney to learn more about the next steps to take following an injury from a product defect.
Manufacturers have a responsibility to create only safe products that are free of dangerous defects. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a faulty product, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help with your pain and suffering as well as medical bills and lost wages. To discuss the facts of your case, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., at 877-948-4842 today.