Has it ever happened to you that a product you bought or ordered turned out to be defective, dangerous, or even caused an injury? If so, you can file a product liability lawsuit by hiring a top injury lawyer.
Here’s your guide to a product liability lawsuit.
Understanding product liability
In definition, product liability basically means holding a manufacturer or seller responsible for giving a defective product to a consumer. Interestingly, product liability is said to occur when a product does not meet the “ordinary” expectations of the consumer and causes an unexpected defect or danger.
Types of product defects
If an injury is a result of a defect, it is important for the victim to clearly state the defect which caused it. In order to do that, one may categorize the defects as follows:
- Design defect–This refers to a defect which is present in the very way the product has been ideated, that is, even before it is manufactured. It basically means that the product is inherently unsuitable for the consumer.
- Manufacturing defect – These are the defects which occur at the time of manufacturing or assembling the product.
- Marketing defect –These defects basically refer to scenarios where the product is sold without adequate instructions or safety warnings.
Responsible parties in a product liability case
Everyone who is in the distribution chain are are responsible in case of an injury. This would also include:
- Product / component manufacturer
- People who assemble / package / transport / install the product
The exact responsible party will depend on the cause of injury and the defect in the product. A product liability lawyer will be able to arrive at this based on the details of the case.
Laws which govern a product liability lawsuit
In terms of the laws which administer product liability, it is important to note that there is no product liability law, per se, however, in such an event, theories of breach of warranty, negligence, strict liability may be applicable. A personal injury attorney will file a claim using the theory most relevant to the details of the case.
Additionally, the injured party does not necessarily have to be buyer of the product. Any one who has been injured by a defective product can seek compensation by hiring a personal injury attorney.
Injured due to a product defect
If you’ve been injured due to a defective product, you can seek compensation for the medical costs, pain & suffering, and other financial losses. We recommend that you work with a product liability lawyer to help you navigate through the complexities of such a case. You can know more about product liability lawsuits.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury at a worksite due to employer negligenceand you need the best personal injury attorney, contact Siler & Ingber today. Call us on 1-877-529-4343 or complete our online form on this page to schedule a case evaluation with one of our experienced product liability lawyers. Our consultation is free and we do not charge a fee unless we win your case.