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Common Personal Injury Claims Made Against Businesses

signing papersThomas Simeone was featured in an article on Insureon.com, discussing some of the common personal injury claims made against businesses, including slip and fall, product liability, and motor vehicle accidents.

One of the most common claims is product liability. These are matters usually brought against manufacturers and sellers who design, manufacture, and market products to the general public for profit. They are usually brought by persons who have sustained some sort of injury as a result of a defective product.

There are three types of product liability claims: design defect, manufacturing defect, and failure to warn. Each requires different evidence. For instance, a design defect occurs when the company negligently designs a product that can pose a danger to the consumer, such as making a toy with sharp edges.

A manufacturing defect includes issues that arise during production. This could include loose parts that pose a choking threat or using too much of a certain chemical that could result in serious poisoning or other illnesses. A failure to warn comes when the person is injured when using the product in the intended manner, but proper warnings were not provided to inform the consumer of a danger. This may include situations where warning labels are not included on a sharp or dangerous product.

Attorney Thomas Simeone contributed to the piece, providing three ways for such injuries to be avoided:

  • Manufacturers should do a “Real People” test where they test the product actual users
  • Write clear instructions on a products proper use (and how not to use it)
  • Add warnings for dangers that may seem obvious to experts, but not to children and other less sophisticated users

When it comes to product liability claims, if a lawyer can prove the manufacturer is liable for an injury, it may mean financial compensation to the victims who have been harmed. In these cases, the injured party may be able to take legal action with the help of a product liability attorney to move through the complex legal process.

Manufacturers that fail to test the safety of their product, do not provide proper warnings, or negligently produce a harmful item should be held accountable.

At Simeone & Miller, LLP, our Washington D.C. product liability attorneys understand the dangers involved and the damages individuals may sustain. We aim to stand by our clients as we seek the compensation they need and deserve for the expenses related to the injury. It is crucial for injury victims to act quickly and move forward with the help of a skilled legal professional.

Call our firm today to learn if you have a product liability case.