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Product Liability  

Manufacturers must make reasonable efforts to avoid making and selling dangerous products. Unfortunately, these products still make it into the hands of consumers and cause all types of injuries. In many cases, consumers can seek compensation for their losses from those responsible.

Liability for Faulty Products

Three general theories of liability exist for products that injure consumers: strict liability, negligence and breach of warranty.

Strict liability refers to liability regardless of culpability. Under this theory, the law sees product providers as strictly liable for the losses caused by their faulty products. In other words, the victim does not need to prove any wrongdoing on the part of the product provider; he or she only needs to show that the product was defective and caused an injury.

Product liability based on negligence requires the victim’s attorney to demonstrate that a negligent act led to the defective product, such as failure to properly manufacture or assemble parts of a product.

And finally, a breach of warranty happens when a product does not meet certain standards guaranteed by the manufacturer. This guarantee may be written in a sales contract or expressed in advertising materials.

Types of Defects

Design Defect

A design defect exists when a product contains a feature that makes it unreasonably dangerous. When this is the case, the designer is one of the principal parties to face liability claims.

Manufacturing Defect

In some cases, a manufacturing defect occurs because the wrong parts or poor-quality parts were used to make the product.

Manufacturing defects are frequent causes of exposure to dangerous or toxic substances, and related lawsuits may result in multimillion-dollar settlements.

Warning Defect

A warning defect occurs when the safety warnings of a product are insufficient. Because many products can be dangerous if not used correctly, these products must include adequate instructions that reduce the danger. Failure to include these proper warnings can lead to accidents and liability.

How to Seek Compensation for Product Injuries

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a product, you may be entitled to economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages include medical costs associated with the treatment of your injuries, lost income and other expenses.

Noneconomic damages, on the other hand, cover your intangible losses, including pain and suffering, loss of consortium and loss of enjoyment of life.

Don’t let product manufacturers escape responsibility for their actions. DLL Law is ready to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.


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