Product Liability

Product liability law involves the liability of a manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer of a dangerous or defective product. Products liability law is often divided between manufacturing defects and design defects.


Manufacturing defects, are problems with the product that prevent it from performing in a safe manner as promised by the manufacturer, products that fail to carry an appropriate warning label or products with instructions that are inaccurate or leave out an essential element of the product’s assembly or function. An example of a manufacturer’s defect would be a child seat with poor installation instructions or a toy with a sharp edge that was supposed to be smooth.


Design flaws are problems with products that make them hazardous when used as the manufacturer intended. An example of a design flaw would be a tire that blows out at 55 miles per hour or a toy that presents a choking hazard for the intended age group.


To prevail in a product liability case you must prove the defect caused the injury and that you were not improperly using the product. If you or someone you know was injured or killed by a defective product, contact The Law Office of Josh Lamborn, P.C. immediately.


Call 503-546-0461 or email Personal Injury Attorney Josh Lamborn at jpl@pdxinjury.com to schedule a free consultation regarding your case.


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