When are Manufacturers Liable for Injuries?
Manufacturers can be held liable in the event that a product is either excessively hazardous or defective. Even if the manufacturer doesn’t actually do anything provably wrong in the manufacture or sale of the product, the liability can still be present because the problem lies with the product, even when used in a normal and reasonable manner.
- For example, an individual purchases a wading pool and before filling it with water, slips and break several bones because the pool’s base is far too slick. Despite the fact that the pool functions as intended when filled, it can still be considered unreasonably dangerous because the design is flawed, and it is not unreasonable for an individual to be in the pool when unfilled, perhaps for cleaning purposes.
Of course, there may be exceptions to this concept in certain jurisdictions; therefore, you should always check with an attorney before moving further if you believe you have a case.