Compensation for Damages
Hawaii law permits an individual who has been injured by a product that is defective or unreasonably dangerous to obtain compensation from the product’s manufacturer, distributors, and potentially others. In order to succeed in a defective product case, the injured person must be able to prove that the product was defective and that the defect caused the injury.
Types of Product Defects
- Design defects: These are defects that exist in the design of the product, which means that all products of the same design are potentially dangerous.
- Manufacturing defects: These are defects that occur during the manufacturing process and affect only a portion of the products produced.
- Warning defects: These are defects that relate to the product’s instructions or warnings, which may not adequately alert users to potential dangers.
How to Seek Compensation
If you have been injured by a defective product in Hawaii, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages. In order to succeed in a defective product case, you must be able to prove that the product was defective and that the defect caused the injury. This can be a complex process, and it is advisable to seek legal advice from an experienced attorney that specializes in defective products cases to understand your rights and options.