Product Liability

Product Liability

Product liability refers to the fact that manufacturers of products have a responsibility to ensure their products are safe for public use. If a person is harmed by an unsafe or defective product, they will likely qualify to seek compensation from the manufacturer and/or vendor.

If you or someone you love has been harmed by an unsafe product, contact us to find out if you have a legal claim. Our affiliated product liability lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for consumers all across the nation and are standing by to help you.

Product Liability Claims Can be Complicated

Product liability cases are often complex and highly involved. This is due, in part, because the plaintiff must be able to prove that their injuries were directly caused by the product. Because these types of injury cases can be complex, it is important to consult a personal injury lawyer who has extensive experience in handling product liability cases.

Who May Be Liable for Your Losses?

If you’ve been injured by a defective product, you may be able to seek compensation from the following:

• Manufacturers
• Distributors
• Suppliers
• Wholesalers
• Retailers
• Other vendors

Common Defective Products

Any product can, essentially, be defective and cause harm to a person. Some of the most commonly seen defective products that are the basis of product liability claims include:

• Prescription drugs/medications
• Medical devices
• Auto parts
• Food from grocery stores
• Food from restaurants or fast foods
• Children’s toys
• Cosmetics

Types of Product Liability Cases

There are three main types of product liability cases, including negligence, strict liability and breach of warranty. Following is a brief description of each:

Negligence Claims: plaintiffs have to prove three things in negligence claims:

1. That the maker/manufacturer of the product has a responsibility to consumers
2. Failure (by the manufacturer/maker or other defendant) to keep the consumer safe
3. Proof of injury

Strict Product Liability Claim: While there is no need to prove negligence in these cases, the plaintiff must be able to prove that an injury was caused as a direct result of the unsafe product.

Breach of Warranty: These product liability cases are similar to strict product liability cases, but instead of proving the product was unsafe, the plaintiff must be able to prove that an injury resulted in a failure of something written in the manufacturer’s warranty.

Help for People Injured by Defective Products

If you or your family member has suffered a serious injury, illness or death as a result of a defective product you may be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries. Compensation may include:

• Cost of medical bills and treatments
• Physical disfigurement and/or disabilities
• Lost wages and cost of living if the injury prevents you from working
• Emotional trauma and a decrease in the value of your life

If your loved one died from a defective product, you may be able to seek compensation via a wrongful death claim.

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