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Dangerous Products Commonly Seen in Lawsuits

When it comes to the court of law, you can never be too careful. With multiple factors playing into your liability case, you should be aware of what products are most often seen in lawsuits.

Depending on the state you reside in, however, your case could be impacted. The Nye Law Group is prepared to represent you, including taking your claim to court if the at-fault party fails to settle fairly with you. Talk to your lawyer about dangerous products you may have been injured by in a product liability lawsuit

Product Liability Laws in North Carolina You Need to Know

North Carolina establishes provisions relating to product liability claims. You should be aware that a manufacturer is not automatically liable when one of its products injures a person. That means a person pursuing a product liability claim in North Carolina will have to satisfy certain requirements in order to hold a negligent party accountable.

The burden of proof falls on the plaintiff in the State of North Carolina. Though the state recognizes that a product manufacturer may be liable for injury or death to a person who has used the product, it must be deemed defective and unreasonably dangerous.

What Makes a Product Defective?

In most states, your case will be assessed on a few core concepts to decide whether or not a product may be considered defective. In the State of North Carolina, there are three things a judge uses to determine defectiveness:

  • Design A design defect is determined by whether or not the product was inherently dangerous based on the design itself. This means that even if the product was handled correctly by the manufacturer, the product would have always been considered dangerous. 
  • Manufacturing A manufacturing defect occurs if it can be proven that the product was assembled incorrectly, damaged, or had another issue occur during the manufacturing process. 
  • Lack of Warnings Inadequate warnings could lead to a lawsuit even if the product was manufactured and designed correctly. Injuries may be a result of a lack of directions or labels presented to the public.

Common Dangerous Products

When dealing with everyday products, you will want to keep in mind which ones are most often seen in product liability cases. This may not only save your or your family member’s life, but it could also impact your business. Our team at Nye Law Group has compiled a list of some of the most dangerous products seen in lawsuits:

  • Motor Vehicles and Parts These types of defects can be anything from a motorcycle, to airbags, breaks, and other safety devices. Often, the manufacturer is liable for these defects, but mechanics may be liable for faulty repairs. 
  • Medical Devices Defects for items such as pacemakers, hip replacements, and more could result in major safety concerns or death. That includes surgical intervention to remove the defective product. 
  • Lawn Equipment – Lawnmowers, tractors, and other types of equipment all have the possibility of a defect causing serious injury.
  • Children’s Toys One of the most common scares for parents is a defect with their child’s toys, which could result in injury or death. Often, the toy is a choking hazard, and if the toy isn’t properly labeled, the manufacturer may be liable. 
  • Weapons Knives, guns, and other weapons frequently make the list of the most dangerous products, but suing for one may be difficult because these products are presumed to be dangerous. However, if a design defect made them unreasonably dangerous, you may have grounds for a lawsuit.
  • Medications – Both over-the-counter medications and prescribed medications are common products involved in defect recalls. 

If you’re facing a lawsuit because you were injured by any of these products, among others, reach out for help. Your lawyer can determine your best option to get the funds you’re due from a lawsuit. 

Take on Your Product Liability Case with a Personal Injury Attorney

Many producers of everyday products are large, multi-million dollar companies. Don’t take them on alone. Your injury claim could allow you to recover monetary compensation to pay for your losses, and it could hold the person responsible accountable for what they’ve done. With the personal injury lawyers in North Carolina at the Nye Law Group by your side, we will help you prove your case in a court of law. 

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