There are almost limitless categories and classifications for consumer products. For almost every need or desire, there is a product that’s soon released to meet that demand. Some of these products are quite innovative and unique, while others are merely the result of advancements or refinements to an existing line of products. Regardless of how or why a product hits the market, there is a risk involved with every product you see on a store’s shelves.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of properly using a consumer product, you have a lot on your mind, and first and foremost should be recovering from your injuries. You do not need to concern yourself with what is almost always a complicated legal matter. Contact a Green Bay personal injury lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today to schedule a free consultation, as he or she will be able to help you through this process. One of the reasons you’ll need this help should become clear after you gain an understanding of the two theories that are used to prove liability in a defective products case.
There are times when a product has been on the market for some time and not caused problems with the consumers who ultimately use them. However, this does not account for the situation in which one product, one lot of a product or one specific line of products are not manufactured properly such that the error in production creates a product that’s inherently dangerous, even if it’s used properly. In court, the plaintiff will need to prove that a mistake was made in the building of the product, and that’s usually done by way of the testimony of an expert witness.
The other prominent theory that exists within products liability law is known as defective design. This is different from the theory above in that in a defective design case, the plaintiff does not need to prove that a mistake was made during the manufacture of the product. Instead, the plaintiff faces what is a somewhat more difficult burden of proving that the very design of the product made the product dangerous to anyone who uses it. There are no lots or singular batches of the product being singled out. Rather, every product within that line needs to be found to create an unreasonable risk of serious injury.
As you see, proving your products liability case is a difficult matter for someone who does not have the experience to do so. That’s why you will need the help of a Green Bay product liability lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to pursue your justifiable recovery. Contact the firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.