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Understanding the Difference Between Unavoidably Dangerous and Defective Products

Last updated 6 years ago

The majority of products that are bought, sold, and traded every day pose few dangers to consumers. Still, injury and illness often result from the use of widely available consumer products. If you have been injured or fallen ill at the hands of a product you purchased from a manufacturer or licensed distributor, explore the following article to determine whether harm was caused by an unavoidably dangerous or defective product.

What is an unavoidably dangerous product?

A handful of products, such as kitchen knives and hardware tools, carry certain risks that are hazardous due to the function they serve. Such items generally pose no threat if they are used according to directions and while the operator is not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

What is a defective product?

Unlike unavoidably dangerous products, defective products pose unreasonable danger to consumers who purchase and use them. An example of a defective product would be a car that accelerates on its own or has an engine that is prone to catching fire. When a consumer sustains a personal injury while using a defective product, the injury can be attributed to a malfunction that was neither warned against by the manufacturer nor could have been anticipated by the consumer.

Do you believe that an injury or illness that has cost you heavily in terms of medical bills, loss of ability, and emotional damage was caused by a defective product? If so, you may be entitled to compensation, and a personal injury attorney can help you assert your claim. For highly skilled and dedicated legal services in Austin, San Antonio, Killeen, and Laredo, call The Carlson Law Firm at (888) 335-7492.

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