Understanding Defective Products & Finding The Best Product Liability Lawyers

by | Nov 8, 2021 | Uncategorized

Before we talk about product liability lawyers, product liability refers to the liability of any or all parties along the chain of manufacture of any product for damage caused by that product per Cornell Law School. In other words, manufacturers of a toy are responsible for an injury their toy caused to a child. This does not mean they are responsible if that toy was being inappropriately used. 

Is It The Right Time To Hire A Lawyer?

Did a defective product cause you or a loved one harm? If yes, then you may need a product liability attorney. As consumers, we expect that the products we buy will be safe. When you have been injured by a harmful product, the manufacturer is usually to blame. It is your right as a customer to seek financial or emotional reparations.

Common Defective Products

Defective products can be many different things, including: 

  • Vehicle parts like airbags
  • Children’s toys, maybe because of paint or choking hazards
  • Household items, such as cleaners or certain furniture
  • Food products
  • Medication or medical equipment

Who Can Be Held Liable In Product Liability Lawsuits?

Those who can be held accountable for the faulty product varies per case. Let your product liability lawyers help you identify the main party responsible.  

  • Manufacturer
  • Marketer
  • Retailer and/or Wholesaler
  • Distributor

Keep all evidence of the product including receipts, documents, and the product itself. Have pictures if possible too.

What Can Be Awarded To You In Lawsuits

  • Current and future lost wages
  • Disability
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Medical costs
  • Pain and suffering

If you have a personal injury situation because of a defective product or find yourself in an insurance battle because of one, please reach out to us! We are a veteran team of over 100+ years of combined experience. 

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