PRODUCT INJURY AND LIABILITY
Product Injury and Liability Attorney
Defective or unsafe or defective products and devices injure and kill thousands of consumers in the United States yearly. Since product liability laws are established to ensure that manufacturers make their products safe for their intended use, injured victims have the right to hold these companies liable. That includes liability for any physical, emotional, or financial damages they suffer after using the devices or products. If an unsafe or defective product has caused injury to you or a loved one, product liability lawyers are ready to guide you through the legal process needed to obtain full and fair compensation for your damages and harm.
Indeed, the American legal system offers injured consumers the opportunity to protect their rights. A legal focus known as product liability law applies to nearly any type of business, company, corporation, or manufacturer that markets, produces, or distributes products to the public. A product must be produced, labeled, and marketed according to state and federal regulations. These commercial entities are governed by strict regulations pertaining to the health and safety of the individuals that use them. As such, product liability law can apply to anything from auto parts to children’s toys to medical devices to medications.
Consumer Products Cases
A product liability attorney handles cases involving a vast range of consumer products, including these: Product liability claims cover an extensive range of defective products, including:
- Defective airbags
- Faulty brakes
- Seat belt failures
- Tire defects leading to blowouts
- Door latch failures
- Tainted food or medicine
- Pharmaceuticals labeled inadequately
- Defective safety devices
- Post-collision fires
- Door latch failures
- Defective medical devices
- Talcum powder and baby powder
- Unsafe children’s products or toys
- Hazardous prescription medications
- Medical devices
- Unsafe electronics
- Dangerous medical products, including imaging dyes and other injectables
Product liability attorneys have the experience and resources to advocate for patients who have been harmed by unsafe products. Medical products are significant in this regard. Each year, pharmaceutical companies manufacture medicines and medical devices that are not safe for their intended use. A product liability lawyer can fight back on behalf of patients who have sustained injury or harm. Product liability legal professionals are committed to achieving successful resolutions for the product-injured consumers they represent.
Three Categories of Unsafe, Dangerous, or Hazardous Products Claims
Breach of Warranty
Under contract law, this type of claim doesn’t require proof of negligence or fault on the part of the manufacturer. It applies if you were injured or your property was damaged while using a product that didn’t satisfy the terms of its warranty.
A party may be held liable for negligence if you are injured because a seller or manufacturer didn’t commit reasonable care to the design, manufacture, testing, or inspection of a product.
Under a strict liability claim, an injured party only needs to show that the product is defective due to manufacturing defects, design defects, or failure to warn of defects that were present before the manufacturer’s release of the product.
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