Inherently Dangerous Products Can Cause Major Injuries

July 17, 2018

For consumers, inherently dangerous products create a hazardous and often unknown risk of product liability injuries.  We expect businesses, manufacturers, and suppliers to provide safe, reliable, and tested products.  When they cut corners, it is innocent consumers who suffer.

While not all product liability cases involve inherently dangerous products, many do.  Understanding how these products can cause injury—even to the most careful of users—can give you a better idea of the risks greedy and careless companies takes when it comes to the safety and welfare of the public.

Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA’s product liability lawyers have helped many individuals in Ohio and throughout the country following an injury caused by an inherently dangerous product.  Below you will find information regarding inherently dangerous products and what injured victims can do about them.

Inherently Dangerous Products

In the context of product liability, an inherently dangerous product is one that could not have been made safer through alterations in the assembly, maintenance, or use.  In other words, a product may be inherently dangerous because it is designed in such a way that it will necessarily create a risk of harm.

For example, a space heater that is designed in such a way that it overheats and catches fire.  The consumer’s use of this product, even if following the manufacturer’s directions, will always result in overheating.  This product is inherently dangerous.

Other products may be more obviously inherently dangerous.  Chainsaws, for example, may be dangerous because of the function they perform.  These products, though, can still be defective under product liability law, including if the manufacturer fails to provide adequate warning of dangers.

Your Product Liability Case

Pursuing a product liability claim is no easy task, and claims that involve inherently dangerous products can present even more complex issues than usual.  For that reason, it is essential to contact an experienced attorney as soon as you are able following a product injury.

Product liability cases can involve significant technical and scientific analysis, particularly when questions of errors in design arise.  Your attorney can not only help you file your lawsuit, he or she may also consult at length with engineers or other technical experts to firmly establish that a product in question was defective.

Product liability injuries run the gamut from minor to severe and even fatal.  Common product liability injuries include:

  • Burns
  • Lacerations/Cuts
  • Head and Brain Injury
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Wrongful Death

Regardless of the severity of your injury, the Lowe Scott Fisher team is available now to provide a free consultation regarding your potential rights and claims.

Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA – A Nationally Recognized Product Liability Law Firm

If you or a loved one were injured by a defective or dangerous product, we are here to help.  Call or email our trial attorneys today and find out how we can fight for you.

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