The Three Kinds of Product Liability Claims
When you create a new kind of product and begin advertising it to consumers, you are not just asking them to help your business profit. You are also asking them to trust that you have made a safe and effective item for them to use. When a dangerously defective item of any kind is released under your brand name, it can be very difficult to regain the public’s trust again.
Unfortunately, lawsuits are filed against companies all the time, and not always for valid reasons. To minimize your business’s chances of being caught up in expensive and reputation-damaging litigation, you need the counsel of an experienced Des Moines business lawyer. To learn more, call the offices of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (877) 327-2600.
Product Liability Claims
Product liability claims are generally centered on one of three different kinds of negligence:
- Design defect: This is a flaw in the basic design of a product. In other words, even when it is built according to plan, it is inherently dangerous to use. Examples include a vehicle that explodes too easily because the gas tank is very close to the engine, or a balcony that collapses because it was not designed with sufficient support.
- Manufacturing defect: This is an error that occurs during the construction or distribution of a product. If a product is made with loose screws or frayed wires, or if it is damaged during shipping, it may become the basis of a Des Moines manufacturing defect lawsuit.
- Marketing defect: Some products are dangerous by nature, such as power tools or certain prescription drugs. A product’s packaging must warn consumers about all dangers that are not immediately obvious. For example, you may not need to warn that a knife is sharp, but you may need to warn that it can be dangerous when used on certain materials.
Our experienced Des Moines product liability lawyers can help you learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a business owner.
Accusations of negligence need swift and effective response, or your company’s reputation may be irreparably damaged. To schedule a free consultation with a Des Moines business litigation lawyer, contact LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (877) 327-2600.