Manufacturing and design defects can lead to serious injuries
Mass production of consumer products is an enormous-and expensive-process. A manufacturer will sometimes cut corners that result in a potential harm to consumers, such as using a thinner coat of protective plastic to save money, or neglecting to properly analyze every product that comes off the assembly line. At best, the result is a harmless “dud”-a non-functioning product that can be exchanged for another.
But what if the result is a serious flaw? A component with improperly beveled edges that does not fit with the machine? What if the machine is a jackhammer, or a motorcycle? Auto parts that are made incorrectly could start fires; airbags that are improperly installed can fail to open. We may not realize it, but every day defective products cause needless injuries, and can even result in death.
If you believe your personal injury was due to a defective product, call Buxton Law Group today at (405) 604-5577 today for advice on your Oklahoma product liability case.
A potential malfunction can happen during any part of manufacturing, including:
- The planning and design phase
- The construction of component parts
- The main assembly line where the product is put together
- The wholesale outfit that sends the product out to stores
- The retail store where you finally purchase the product
- Any other suppliers or distributors