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Warning Labels And Personal Injuries: How A Failure To Warn Can Make A Manufacturer Liable

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Warning Labels And Personal Injuries: How A Failure To Warn Can Make A Manufacturer Liable

Have you ever picked something up, read the warning label, and wondered, “Why on earth do they need to tell someone this?” It’s because a provision of the law known as a “failure to warn,” which is an important part of many product liability cases involving personal injuries. If you’ve been injured while using a commercially sold product, this is what you should know about warning labels and the law. Manufacturers cannot hide known dangers. Manufacturers are expected to exercise a certain amount of caution when designing and producing a product. The products they make should be reasonably safe to use as instructed and for their intended purpose. Manufacturers are also expected to warn people if there are certain known and unavoidable dangers that come with using a product. That’s why, when you buy a package of steak knives, they...

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