The sellers and manufacturers of products have a duty to make efforts to see that their products are safe for the use for which they were intended. If a product with a design defect or a manufacturing defect causes injury to a person, the injured persons may raise product liability lawsuits. The product’s designer, manufacturer, and wholesaler are all potentially at fault in cases such as these, and claims can be made based on defects in a product’s design, assembly, or marketing. If you were injured while using a product, you should call a product liability attorney right away.
Product Liability Lawsuits | Examples
The list of products for which product liability claims can be successful is as endless as the list of products that are placed into the stream of commerce. Consumers can file claims for defective automobiles, toys, medicines, lawnmowers, food products, and many more goods. Products that are inherently unsafe may fall into a legal gray area at times, but failure on the part of the manufacturer to provide adequate safety warnings can nevertheless be the basis for a claim.
Product Liability Lawsuits | Proving Negligence
There is a precedent that plaintiffs in product liability cases must prove that the defect was the responsibility of the manufacturer rather than the result of the plaintiffs’ negligence. However, plaintiffs may be protected if they argue that the defective product was not due to the manufacturer’s negligence—essentially proposing a “no fault” situation. Regardless, if you have been injured, you are eligible to file a product liability claim, and our office can provide the guidance you need.
If you have been injured as the result of a defective product, contact our product liability attorneys right away. If you have the product, do not discard the product. Please make every effort to keep the product in the current condition, taking pictures if necessary (perishable items). Alteration of the product may have a negative impact on your legal claim.