Defective Products Attorney in Jacksonville

Types of Defective or Faulty Home and Transportation Products

Defective Products Attorneys in Jacksonville at McGrath GibsonUnder Florida and federal laws regarding consumer safety, there are two distinct categories of product defects: design and manufacturing.

 

Manufacturing defects take place on the assembly line or wherever the parts are put together and created into the end product. Especially in mass production, there is bound to be a small percentage of defective products. The manufacturer should have safeguards in place that detect and separate defective products from the rest of the batch. They should also oversee regular maintenance and checkups of the construction equipment to make sure that things are in working order and a reasonable standard of quality is upheld.

Under strict liability rules, a manufacturer can be held liable for any injuries that result from manufacturing defects.

Design defects generally occur at a product’s development, when the original blueprint is drawn up. This type of defect can be especially disastrous since, unlike manufacturing defects, it affects every product that is part of the same line (which is based on the same faulty blueprint).

A victim of defective design may establish his or her claim in Florida by finding the answers to the following questions:

• Were the product’s dangerous features apparent before production?
• Did the manufacturer have the option to utilize a better and safer design without having to alter the product’s purpose completely?
• Was it plausible to anticipate the design of the product could harm a potential user?

If any of these questions are answered affirmatively, you may have a valid claim based on a defective design. Call McGRATH GIBSON today at 904-358-3300 to be properly represented and compensated for any necessary medical treatment, damages or losses.

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