Compensation Awards in North Carolina
Most of the products on the shelves of stores have been tested and retested for safety. However, there are occurrences where a product in Durham County is defective. When a defective product causes an injury, this brings up the scope of law called Product Liability.
Product Liability Laws
Defective products are classified in 3 basic categories in North Carolina.
Manufacturing defects are the first. These are defects that come from the actual production and making of the product. For example, if essential screws, which are called for in the design, are not installed in a chair, and the chair breaks when someone sits on it as a result, this is a manufacturing defect.
The second type is the design defect. This occurs when a product is not of sound design, and will be defective even if made to specifications. For example, if a kitchen knife's specifications call for a metal blade that is extremely thin and brittle, creating a risk that it might break, causing injury, this is a design defect.
Find Help for your Product Liability Claim in Durham County North Carolina
If you believe a product caused you injuries by one or more of the defects described above, your best bet would be to contact a reputable Products Liability lawyer in North Carolina.