Consumers purchase products with the assumption that the item in question has been adequately tested for safety. Most of the time, products perform their tasks well, causing no harm. However, there are cases in which a product does not perform its duties correct, causing injury to those using it. In these situations, a product liability case may be mounted against the maker of the product with a goal of receiving adequate compensation for the injuries.

In such situations, preserving the evidence is paramount. If a particular product malfunctioned, it will be of great importance during the ensuing case. It is also important that the condition of the product in question is not altered. Preserving the product in its malfunctioned state can help in proving the incorrect duty it performed.

Another step of a products liability investigation may be seeking out experts. The type of expert that may be sought can differ depending on the type of product that malfunctioned but can included medical personnel, engineers, and safety experts. In some cases, the expert may perform testing on the product in question. This testing can be destructive or nondestructive in nature in hopes of showing that the product can malfunction in the way it caused harm in the first place.

Consumers have an expectation of safety when buying products, but sometimes that trust is betrayed. Seeking an experienced attorney familiar with such situations can help set forth a solid plan of legal action and investigation that can hopefully end with proper compensation being acquired.


Source:, “Preparing a Product Liability Case,” Accessed July 10, 2015