What’s considered a defective product?

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Defective products are those that have some defect, either in design, manufacture, or marketing, that leads to a personal injury. If you’ve been injured by a product while you were using it as it was intended, you could be eligible for financial compensation.

When a company manufactures a product, they usually offer some sort of guarantee that it will work as advertised. Even if the manufacturer doesn’t explicitly guarantee anything, the law recognizes implicit guarantees inherent to the act of bringing a product to market. These include guarantees about the product’s reasonable fitness for its marketed purpose and its safety. These implicit guarantees are also known as implied warranties, and by breaking one of them, a manufacturer can open itself up to a product liability claim.

In order to receive compensation after being harmed by a defective product, you’ll need an experienced product liability lawyer to help guide your case through the courts. Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys have worked in Louisiana product liability law for decades, and we know the paperwork to file, when to meet deadlines, and the arguments to make to help you get the best judgement possible. Contact us today for a free consultation.