Products liability is used to describe situations in which a person or property is injured or damaged in some way due to a defective product or service. The sellers and manufacturers of defective products that are so unreasonably dangerous that they cause injury are responsible for those injuries under the law. There are generally two types of defective products:

  • Products with defective designs
  • Products that are manufactured improperly

Design defects occur when the engineering process used by a company to design a product is faulty, and unnecessarily dangerous. In a design defect, all of the items that come off a company’s assembly line have the same defect. An example of this type of defect is a problem with the design of a car’s gas tank or seatbelt: every single car of that model will have the same defect, and every person who rides in them runs the same risk of injury and death.

Another type of dangerous products result in a manufacturing defect that occurs when a product is not manufactured as designed. While there may be nothing wrong with the product’s overall design, the manner in which it is assembled is flawed. With a manufacturing defect in this category, the problem is usually not common to all of the items that roll off the company’s assembly line, but rather with only a few. When defective products result in injuries to you or a loved one, it is important to hire an attorney that will not only effectively fight to compensate you for your damages, but also to work to effectuate change to avoid such injuries to others in the future. Upon meeting with Attorney Chapdelaine, he will immediately seek out experts and other evidence to maximize your results.