In the event of an injury caused by a defective product a common claim is that the injury was the result of a negligent design. These cases involve the design decisions made by the manufacturer during the creation of the product. The focus of this claim is that, even if the product was in its intended condition, there was something inherently wrong with the product that caused the damage. To prove that the manufacturer failed to exercise reasonable care, the injured person must demonstrate that the product created an unreasonable risk or foreseeable injury.
Product manufacturers, by law, have responsibilities to protect consumers – to design safe products, prevent dangerous flaws from occurring during the manufacturing phase, and advertise the product truthfully. If you believe that you, or someone you know, has been injured by a defective product it is important to maintain the item safely in order to allow for a complete inspection and analysis by an expert. Take photographs of the item, the area of the accident, your injuries and try to preserve as much evidence as you can.
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