It doesn't happen often, but when it does, an injury resulting from the use of a defective product could have potentially fatal consequences.
Motorized vehicles are some of the most frequent defective products, often the result of faulty manufacturing of the automobile. Things like airbag or door latch failure, and breaks or seatbelts that don't operate correctly, can be classified as defective products, and are the responsibility of the vehicle manufacturer and dealer.
Almost any product you use on a day-to-day basis - not just your car - can be subject to defects for a variety of reasons. It may have been rushed to market and not properly analyzed for problems, or it may have simply been defectively designed or engineered.
In these cases, the product doesn't function the way it was intended to and can result in injuries to the user.
Product liability law exists to protect and compensate consumers who have been harmed by a defective product, and the law has several variations.
Besides products that are directly defective, other products that may actually function properly may also classify under product liability if they have incorrect or insufficient instructions. Additionally, products that are harmful by their nature but are still put in the hands of consumers are also subject to product liability.
If you've been injured as a result of a defective product, you may want to contact a product liability lawyer who can help you establish liability in your claim to see if you could be eligible for compensation.