What is a design defect?

We've seen that the elements of "defective" and "unreasonably dangerous" can be proven by showing a flawed design, or by showing a defect in the manufacturing of the product itself. The concept of faulty manufacturing is explored in another chapter. A Baltimore personal injury lawyer trying a strict liability products case premised on defective design argues that the jury consider several factors in determining if the product was reasonably safe: is it likely that the product, as designed, would cause injury, and the severity of that injury; is the product useful and desirable?; are there substitutes?; could the dangerous nature of the product have been changed by the manufacturer? Seasoned Baltimore personal also know that the jury must consider the level of awareness of the user to potential dangers, as well as the effect of warnings and instructional material. [MCPJI 26:13]

 

 

When do I find out how much my personal injury case is worth?

In other volumes of these legal guides, I have discussed in great detail the various factors that go into evaluating and assigning a dollar value to a personal injury case. Those factors include the hard numbers that go into an economic damage...

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CONTACT MY PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER?

A serious personal injury can significantly disrupt the victim’s life. There are the obvious ramifications of being injured in pain, and not being able to do the things one wants to and would normally do.  The injured person may not...

Dictionary of Legal Terms

DAMAGES Damages are the method by which the law quantifies the harm that results from an act of negligence. Money is a poor substitute for the pain  and loss associated with a personal injury, but it is the system of compensation that the...

Should I Go To Therapy After A Car Accident?

The answer to the question posed in the title is a simple one. A person injured in an automobile accident should do whatever the doctor that evaluates them tells them to do. If that advice includes surgery, then the individual should have surgery....

IF I DON'T GO TO THE DOCTOR DO I HAVE A CASE?

“I was in a car accident. Do I have a case if I did not go to a doctor” ? As a personal injury and accident attorney, this is a question that I see with surprising frequency. I’ve represented the victims of negligence and injured...

HOW MUCH WILL I GET FOR MY PERSONAL INJURY OR AUTO ACCIDENT CASE?

In other chapters in these guides, I've explored in a lot of detail the various factors that go into determining a fair range of value for the typical personal injury or motor vehicle accident case in Maryland. One of the most difficult, yet one...