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How to Prove a Product is Defective

When products are not designed or manufactured safely, they can cause serious or even fatal injuries for consumers. Such injuries can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages.

Filing a product liability claim is one way to recover the compensation you need for these sudden expenses. Learn what you need to prove in such a claim.

The Key Elements of a Product Liability Claim

In order to prove a product is defective, you and an experienced product liability attorney will need to demonstrate four key elements, including:

  • You were injured.

  • The product in question is defective.

  • The product’s defect directly caused your injury.

  • You were using the product as it was intended.

There are several different ways a manufacturer may be held liable for a product defect. These include the following:

  • Manufacturing error: A manufacturing error means something went wrong during the product creation process that affected a certain number of units.

  • Design error: A design error means something is inherently flawed in the product’s design. Often, the entire suite of products is affected in this situation and must be recalled.

  • Failure to warn: The failure to warn means the manufacturer did not adequately warn consumers of the potential dangers of the product or how to use the product safely.

Were You Injured by a Defective Product? We’re Here to Help

If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product, our Los Angeles product liability attorneys can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We have secured millions of dollars for clients in the same situation, and we’re ready to put our experience to work for you.

Contact Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation at (866) 884-1717 to schedule a free consultation.

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