When you purchase a product from a retailer, you have the right and the expectation that the product will perform as advertised, whether it is a car, a lawnmower, a blender, or a snow blower. Most of the time, that’s exactly what happens. The car drives well. The lawnmower cuts grass. And the snow blower clears your sidewalks and driveway with ease.

But sometimes, products and their manufacturers fail to deliver as promised, sometimes producing serious injuries or even death. When this happens, you have the right to seek compensation with the help of a product liability attorney. Much of the time, others have experienced the same problems as you, leading to a class action case that can quickly become large and complicated.

Products Fail for Three Primary Reasons

If you are suing a manufacturer, your attorney will attempt to prove that a product was defective in one of three primary ways.

Design defects occur when a product was not designed well while it was still on the drawing boards. This means that the defect was built into the product when it was manufactured.

A manufacturing defect may be the case when the product is built on an assembly line in a sub-standard way. This may be due to faulty machining, use of sub-standard materials, poor assembly quality control or other issues.

A marketing defect may take place when a product is conceived and built well, but the instructions on how to use the product, or claims about its effectiveness, are misstated. Instructions may be poorly written, tolerances or maintenance guidelines may be drawn up the wrong way, or any other number of supporting documentation may have been produced that makes the use of the product unsafe.

If you are the victim of an unsafe product, you may be joining thousands of others with similar experiences, and you could be entitled to significant compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills and other related costs if your case can be proven in a court of law.

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