Product Liability Lawsuits


When you buy something at the store, you expect it to be reasonably safe and effective if used according to the manufacturer's instructions. However, all too often people just like you are hurt by a product that has dangerous flaws in its design, manufacturing, or instructions for use. Even more tragic is that many times the victims are children who trust us to watch out for their best interest. And sometimes you or your child is not the first one to be hurt. Sometimes a manufacturer is aware of and has concealed a dangerous product to protect profits.

If you or someone you love has been hurt by a dangerous product, don't trust the manufacturer or retailer to make it right. Contact a product liability lawyer today to protect your family and warn others about potentially dangerous products.

Product liability refers to the liability a manufacturer, supplier, retailer, or other provider of a product or service may have for injuries or damage caused by such product or service. Every year, thousands of preventable deaths, injuries and instances of property damage occur due to defective products. It is estimated that there are 200-300 product recalls each year, many involving toys and children’s products.

Contact a product liability lawyer to handle your defective product claim.

There are principally two kinds of defective products, those with design flaws, and those that are improperly manufactured.

A design defect basically takes place when a manufacturer utilizes a faulty engineering process to design a product that turns out to be unnecessarily dangerous. In such case, all of the products emanating from the manufacturer’s assembly line tend to have the same defect.

A manufacturing defect takes place when the product is not made as designed. The design may be fine, but the manner in which the product was assembled is flawed. The problem may affect only some of the products that roll off the line.

A product may also be considered defective if it does not live up to its warranties or guarantees, or if it has incomplete, incorrect or unclear guidelines or instructions for use.

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There are no federal product liability laws, and different states may apply different product liability criteria, such as “strict liability theory”, in resolving product liability cases. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, death or property damage due to a defective product, it may be important to consult with an experienced product liability attorney.