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Five years ago, another vehicle struck my car from behind while I was driving to a college class at night. Immediately, I started feeling pressure in my neck. After surveying the damage to my car, I was heartbroken. I knew the back bumper of my vehicle would have to be replaced. Thankfully, the pressure in my neck quickly subsided; and, I was able to get my car fixed quickly. Sadly, other people’s situations don’t end as well as mine did. Every year, many people are seriously injured in car wrecks. If you’ve recently sustained physical injuries or damage to your vehicle from a car crash, consider consulting with a reputable accident and personal injury lawyer. On this blog, you will discover the ways an accident and personal injury attorney can help you get your life back after a car wreck.

Can A Manufacturer Be Held Liable For A Defective Cleaning Product?

You likely have several household chemicals in your cabinets and closets. While they can be beneficial for cleaning and other tasks, they can also be dangerous. Some chemicals can cause respiratory problems or may even cause severe burns. If you're injured, it's crucial to determine whether the manufacturer is liable for your injuries.

When the Manufacturer Is Not Liable

While household chemical manufacturers must ensure their products are safe when used as directed, they cannot be held responsible for every possible misuse of their products. The manufacturer is not liable if you become injured because you did not use the product correctly. 

For example, you would not be able to hold a manufacturer liable for your injuries if you used a household chemical in a confined space when the warning labels instructed you not to do so. You also cannot hold the manufacturer liable if you used the cleaning product in a way it wasn't intended, such as to style one's hair. Also, the manufacturer might not be liable if you do not store the product correctly.

Ask a Personal Injury Attorney

Because there are many situations where the manufacturer might not be liable, it's essential to involve a personal injury attorney in your case. They will advise you on how to best move forward with your case.

Situations Where the Manufacturer Might Be Held Liable

Suppose the manufacturer knows of a potential danger associated with their product and fails to provide adequate warnings or instructions. In that case, they can be held responsible for any injuries that result. For example, if a cleaning product is known to cause respiratory issues and the manufacturer fails to include a warning on the label, they could be liable if you become ill after using the product as directed.

Additionally, if a manufacturer is aware of a defect in their product that makes it unsafe for use, they can be held responsible for any injuries that result. For example, if a chemical manufacturer discovers that a specific batch of their product is contaminated and does not recall the product, they can be held liable if you become ill or injured due to using the contaminated product.

What to Do If You're Injured

If you become injured, it's essential to document your use of the product and the injuries that resulted. Then, your personal injury attorney can assist you as you seek total compensation. 

For more information, contact a local company like Borbi, Clancy & Patrizi, LLC.