OVERVIEW OF PRODUCT LIABILITY
Product liability law is based on the responsibility of a manufacturer or other provider of goods to compensate users of the goods for injuries caused by defective or dangerous products. Product liability cases usually require the preservation of the faulty product. Generally, there are three types of product liability cases: negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty. Pursuing a product liability case is complex and expensive.
Federal and state laws protect consumers who purchase goods that prove unsafe. All products sold to consumers have what is known as an implied warranty of merchantability. This means that if a product is purchased for a particular purpose, it must do what it was intended to do safely and without causing injury. Because a manufacturer of a product is usually the one most able to reduce or eliminate the hazards created by their products, the law requires them to act responsibly and ethically in designing and manufacturing all products sold to the public. Every manufacturer is legally and financially responsible for injuries caused by their unsafe products.
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All states allow some form of recovery to persons injured by “defective products.” Manufacturers are responsible for damages caused by the defective product. Those who are considered in the “chain of commerce” may be liable, even if they were unaware of the defect. Tracking down all of the parties who may be responsible can be difficult, so an excellent defective product attorney is vital in locating all parties that should be sued. You may have a class action suit if there are multiple injury cases. If circumstances prove similar to other issues, it is possible to hire an attorney to represent the claims as one.
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