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What is Products Liability?
Products liability refers to the responsibility that the manufacturer of a product has to people injured as a result of defects with the product that render it unreasonably dangerous. In addition to the manufacturer, the responsible party might include the designer, the distributor, the supplier and the retailer. One or more of these parties may be held accountable for any injury caused by the defective product.
Any product can give rise to a products liability claim. Defective products can be found anywhere, including at home and in the workplace, and can include:
- Infant and child safety seats
- High chairs
- Medical devices
A product maker or seller must provide adequate warnings if any part of the product is unsafe or if using the product in a particular way could be hazardous to the user’s health or safety. Many of the deaths and injuries that result from defective products could have been avoided if manufacturers designed their products better and properly warned consumers of the dangers associated with the products.
Why Choose a Products Liability Attorney?
The process of proving that a product is defective and unreasonably dangerous can be very complex. Often, a product manufacturer will deny a defect with its product and instead claim user-error or some other cause of the injury. Additionally, with serious injury or death claims, different experts are often needed to prove liability and certain elements of an injured party’s damages.
For these reasons, it is almost always advisable for a person injured by a defective product to seek the assistance of a products liability attorney. An experienced lawyer can take the steps necessary to protect your rights, and can also work to recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
Attorney Group can connect you with an experienced products liability lawyer who can help you throughout the legal process.
How a Products Liability Attorney Can Help
Product makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a product maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by the fault of others may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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