Prior to introducing a product to market, companies must be sure that their products do not pose risks to their consumers. The average manufacturer completes a lengthy risk assessment process to ensure that their customers are protected, but sometimes products are released and used that are significantly dangerous. When this happens and a consumer is injured by a defective or dangerous product, a product liability claim may be initiated. There are three common types of product liability claims, and being aware of them could help you determine whether your situation could be grounds for a claim against a business.
Inadequate Instructions or Warnings
Companies are expected to provide their customers with clear instructions and appropriate warnings regarding the use of a product. This expectation is especially important when a product poses a danger or risk that is not immediately obvious to the average user. Failure to provide a warning could result in a claim. Scenarios that could lead to a claim based on a company’s failure to warn or instruct include: