What are the 3 Types of Product Liability Claims?



When we buy products, we expect them to be safe and not cause us or our loved ones harm. Unfortunately, the experienced attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers know that this is not always the case. Despite the fact that manufacturers have a duty to protect consumers, product liability cases continue to impact victims and families. Sadly, many times it is children who are harmed by these defective and outright dangerous products. When this happens, victims and their families may be entitled to compensation for their damages.

Generally speaking, there are three different types of product liability cases that victims can seek compensation for against a defendant. These three types of product liability cases include the following:

First, manufacturing defects. This is the most common type of product liability case and involves a flaw in the manufacturing (or the creation or building) of a product. That means that the manufacturer built the product incorrectly or that it was built in such a manner that it was dangerous, such as having a broken edge that became sharp or that the wrong materials were used.

Second, design defects. This type of product liability case involves the design of a product being simply unsafe or dangerous. It could be due to some flaw in how the product is designed, such as allowing it to easily fail, or it could be just that the design was inherently dangerous, such as having a sharp edge or a pinch-point. As a result, design defect cases mean that, although the manufacturing and construction of the product was done correctly, it was still dangerous because of the blueprint and design to build it.

Third, failure to warn. Many product liability cases involve this type of case as being at least alleged, if not also being proven. A failure to warn type of case involves a missing warning, precaution, label, or other directions on safe use of a product. That means that the product was properly manufactured and it was safely designed, but consumers were not adequately warned of its dangers or how to use it.

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