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When product liability ruins your Alaska vacation

Going on a vacation is a time for leaving behind your cares and relaxing from all that causes worry and pain. Unfortunately, worry and pain can follow you on your travels. No matter where you are in the world, you run the risk of getting in an accident and sustaining an injury.

Most often this situation occurs from driving, reports the World Health Organization, but it is not the only source of physical harm. A defective product can just as easily ruin your Alaska vacation in one of these ways.

Flaw in structural design

Structural design refers to the engineering of frameworks and bonds. Structures (meaning all types of products, not just buildings) must have the right strength, support and stability to withstand stress and hold heavy loads. When the design for creating a solid structural framework contains errors, it leads to danger. For example, an aircraft can fall apart and injure users.

Malfunction

Perhaps the design is correct, but a defect occurred during the manufacturing phase. The materials may be substandard or hazardous, the work of low quality or the process missing some steps, including in safety testing. Regardless of the cause, the mistake results in a malfunction when you use the product. Common injuries include:

  • Burns
  • Electrical shock
  • Cuts
  • Strikes
  • Broken bones
  • TBI

Sometimes the damage does not show up right away but later manifests itself in the form of serious diseases, such as cancer. However, as a vacationer, malfunctions are likely to come from things such as vehicles, recreational equipment, household appliances and safety gear.

Lack of safety information

Along with being safe to use, products must also come with instructions on their proper usage and warnings of their dangers. Without this information, you can end up hurting yourself even if you are not using the object recklessly. In any of these cases, you may be able to sue for damages to pay for medical bills, lost wages and other relevant expenses.

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