Defective Products: When is Compensation Owed?

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When you purchase a product, there are several assumptions that you make. Of course, the most important aspect for any product is that it’s safe. But, what happens when a product doesn’t meet this basic requirement?

Although most people believe that they are powerless in such a situation, this simply isn’t the case. This is especially true if you suffer an injury at the hands of a defective product.

Types of Defective Product Liability

Product liability cases are often difficult, especially because no two cases are alike. However, there are three basic scenarios that can trigger a case, including:

  • Design Defects – The injury within this type of claim must have been caused by the defective product design not an error in the manufacturing process.
  • Manufacturer Defects – A defectively manufactured product is flawed due to some error in the construction of the product. Hence, it differs from all the other products of the same kind.
  • Inadequate Warnings or Instructions – The failure to provide adequate warnings or instruction about the product’s proper use. This type of claim typically involves a product that is dangerous in some way that is not obvious to the user or that it requires special precautions when using it and is not mentioned.


While being compensated for your injuries and any possible lost wages might seem intuitive and just, getting the money that you deserve is typically a different story. In fact, between securing a fair settlement and protecting your own interests in the process, things can get quite difficult.

However, when you secure the representation of an injury lawyer in Boca Raton, specifically a defective product liability lawyer, you can have peace of mind that your interests always come first at the Eltringham Law Group. This means that regardless of the type of product liability case you have, we can help.

For more information on our services or to schedule a complimentary consultation please contact us at 561-338-0420.

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