Many of the new products and devices that Sacramento residents purchase from their favorite stores and online shops come with instruction manuals. Those manuals often offer information on how to assemble the goods that they accompany but may also include warnings on how consumers should safely use their new acquisitions. Products that appear safe may become hazards when used incorrectly, and not all consumers may recognize their inherent dangers without adequate warnings.

Warning defects are one type of problem that may render a product defective and recognized as such under product liability law. Product liability law exists to give victims a legal path to pursue their damages when unsafe and hazardous products cause them to suffer harm. A victim must know how to safely use the product that they have purchased and if such instruction is not offered then the maker of the product may be liable for the victim’s harm.

There are, however, exceptions to warning defect legal claims. For example, if a victim modifies a product against the recommendation of the product’s instructions, they may void their right to claim defects against the maker of the product. Specific cases based on warning defects should be reviewed by personal injury attorneys and readers of this post should not rely on it for legal advice.

Dangerous products harm individuals and cost them time, energy and money. Victims may suffer in their professional and personal lives as a result of the damages they sustain from improperly drafted product warnings and instructions. Those who wish to pursue claims based on their personal injuries and losses may be able to seek compensation for their damages.