Having seen athletes injured by defective sports products, Herndon Reston injury lawyer Doug Landau believes that if generally accepted engineering principles can reduce or eliminate the risk of permanent injury or death, then it is incumbent upon a manufacturer and supplier to do so or face liability for the harms and losses their products cause consumers. There are some basic concepts that apply to manufacturers of consumer products that are placed into the stream of commerce.
When products are placed into the stream of commerce, the products must be reasonably safe. Companies have a responsibility to eliminate all foreseeable hazards from their products, if feasible. If hazards cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the utility of the product or making the product prohibitively expensive, then the hazards must be re-engineered, guarded or re-designed so as to avoid injury or death. The guards must effectively prevent accidents and not introduce other types of dangers into the product.For those dangers that cannot be safely or economically re-designed, consumers must bewared of all dangers associated with the use of the sports products. Because there are strict time limits for claims against sports product and equipment makers, if you or someone you know has been injured by a company’s deceptive or dangerous product, e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555) at once.