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5 Common Causes Of Defective Product Injuries

Oct 17

Despite many rules and regulations to ensure the safety of certain products, each week, several are recalled for being potentially harmful to the consumer. From car parts, tires, and construction materials to toys, food products, and furniture, it isn’t uncommon to see things being labeled as dangerous at some point down the line.

Finding out something you own or use often is defective can be scary. Ultimately, these defects are largely due to manufacturer negligence, but there’s more to it than that. Keep reading to learn more about 5 of the most common causes of defective product injuries.

1. Poor Design

From the very beginning, the product could simply have a poor design. It’s crucial for the safety of a product that it’s been incredibly well-thought-out before going into the production process. The design team should be asking good questions about safety and possible outcomes before finalizing the design.

2. Lack of Testing

A certain amount of testing must be done in order to ensure the safety of the product. If specific types of testing are overlooked, it could lead to product defects that no one will be aware of until it’s too late.

3. Construction or Assembly Error

In some situations, it’s possible that the product design has been flawless and the proper testing has been conducted, but mistakes were made during the construction or assembly process. Accidents happen daily, so it wouldn’t be unheard of for something to have been assembled incorrectly. The tiniest mistake can lead to huge issues later on, though. If something feels off with the product you receive, be sure to contact the manufacturer before using the product.

4. Poor Installation Instructions

If the installation instructions make very little sense or actually include errors, it could mean assembling the product incorrectly when it’s already in your home. If you feel you’ve done something incorrectly due to a lack of instruction on the part of the company, it’s a good idea to contact them as soon as possible to make sure you’ve assembled it properly.

5. Delivery Damage

It’s possible that the product could have been in perfect condition prior to delivery, but ended up being damaged during shipping. If you feel as though the product has been damaged, don’t use it before contacting someone for help.

A Final Note

If you or a loved one was injured due to a defective product, reach out to the experienced team of product liability attorneys at THE702FIRM for help. Understanding the product's defect and the extent of damage it’s done can help you build a stronger case.

While the defect of a product may be due to an accident or mistake, it doesn’t change the fact that you or your family could be paying the price. You could be entitled to payment for medical bills, pain and suffering, and even lost wages. Let a knowledgeable lawyer stand in your corner to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.