Product Liability

Involving either a personal injury or a monetary loss, considerations in a product liability case often include:

  • Manufacturing quality
  • Design
  • Material failure
  • Negligent actions
  • Assumption of risk
  • Instructions and warnings

Each case is unique and handled on its own merits, although there are common approaches utilized in each investigation. These include:

  • Product research, including similar products with similar issues
  • Obtaining exemplars
  • Theory of failure, including the effects of the environment in which the product was used, the actions of individuals and performance of machines
  • Testing and collection of data
  • Validation or refute of the theory of failure
Design flaw - overload or maintenance issue.