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Product Liability

When a consumer picks up a product from a store shelf and takes it home, there is an inherent assumption of safety. Consumers trust the product will not hurt them if used as instructed. But all too often, that trust is misplaced. When consumers get hurt by products, the responsible parties need to be held accountable. Defective and dangerous products cause thousands of injuries to people and property in the U.S. every year.

Product liability refers to the law that governs the liability of designers and manufacturers and others, such as suppliers, distributors, and retailers, for injuries to a consumer caused by a defective or dangerous product. Designers and manufacturers generally have more insight and knowledge about their products than consumers do, so it falls to the designer or manufacturer to assume financial responsibility for any injuries or damage they cause.

If you have been injured by a defective or dangerous product, it is important that you get in touch with a defective product lawyer quickly. Call us now at (866) 649-8734 to speak to an experienced, caring, and local product liability attorney or complete our FREE case evaluation form now. These cases are complicated and expensive endeavors, but the team at Burg Simpson has handled hundreds of them. Our experience and resources allow us to handle even the most complex product cases (including class actions) efficiently.

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Types of Product Defects


Defects that cause injuries to consumers generally fall into three categories:

  • Design defects: These defects arise when a manufacturer designs a product that makes it inherently dangerous. Design defect claims are independent of the manufacturing process. Cars, recreational equipment, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, and heavy equipment are a few of the products that hit the market with bad designs. These defects often lead to a safety recall by the manufacturer or regulators.

  • Manufacturing defects: These flaws are a result of the manufacturing process. Manufacturing defects typically affect just a few of the company’s products. For example, a food processing plant that fails to properly clean or maintain its equipment can be held liable for contaminating a product – such as ice cream, juice, or produce – with deadly bacteria.

  • Failure-to-warn defects: Manufacturers and sellers can also be held liable when they fail to warn buyers or consumers that their products can be inherently dangerous. Consumers are used to seeing product warnings on nearly everything they buy. Vehicles, recreational equipment, baby products, toys, pharmaceuticals, and other consumer products pose dangers that can lead to serious injury or death.


Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer at Burg Simpson Today

Product liability lawsuit cases are complicated and expensive endeavors. Burg Simpson’s product liability attorneys collectively have handled hundreds of these cases. If you have been injured by a defective product, call us before it is too late at (866) 649-8734 or complete our FREE case evaluation form.

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