Every year thousands of people are injured in the United States due to defective
products. Fortunately, individuals or companies responsible for these injuries can
be held accountable due to the product liability laws in the United States. Product
liability cases are often complex and require an attorney with years of experience
handling product defect cases.
Product liability refers to the responsibility a manufacturer or seller undertakes
when they place a product into the stream of commerce. Responsibility for a product
defect can lie with all the sellers of the product who are in the distribution chain.
Other parties that can be held responsible for injuries include the product
manufacturer, the assembler, the wholesaler, and the retail store or other seller of
the product that sold the product to the consumer.
Typically, product liability claims are based on state law and brought under the
theories of negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty or guarantee, or under the
Uniform Commercial Code. Under any theory of liability where an injury has
occurred, a plaintiff in a product liability case must prove that the product that
caused injury was defective and caused the injury in order to win a products
liability case. Oftentimes, proving liability can be difficult, which is why it's
important to choose an experienced attorney to handle your case.
There are three types of defects that might cause injury and may contribute to
manufacturer or supplier liability:
Design defects - those defects which are present in a product from the beginning,
even before it is manufactured, which make the product inherently unsafe.
Manufacturing defects - defects that occur in the course of a product's manufacture
Marketing defects - defects that are flaws in the way a product is marketed (i.e.,
improper product labels, insufficient instructions, or inadequate safety warnings.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product, you should
keep the product and any packaging, instructions, and labels. These items are
important in proving your case. Product liability actions are often quite complex
and expensive. Establishing legal fault may require the assistance of an attorney.
If you or a loved one were injured as a result of a defective or dangerous product,
contact us at 561-613-0000. We are experienced in representing the victims of
defective and dangerous products and in helping victims recover compensation for
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