Product liability falls under the laws of torts. An area of law where manufacturers, designers, distributors, suppliers, retailers and anyone else who falls into the stream of commerce or makes products available to the public can be held responsible for any injuries sustained as a result of those products.
What Is The Meaning Of The Term “Product”?
The term product generally refers to tangible personal property regardless of shape and size and can include vehicles, food items, containers, medication, toys, etc.
The commonly used causes of action in product liability cases include strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty and failure to warn. A product can be defective in the way that it was designed or manufactured.
Product Liability Examples
Some examples of product liability cases are flawed fuel tanks (Ford Pinto cases), roll-over cases involving SUVs, stuck gas pedals (Toyota cases), peanut butter contaminated with Salmonella, improperly designed swing sets, tread separation on vehicle tires, etc.
Defective products can be very dangerous and often times can cause serious, if not permanent, injuries. An injured party, or the survivors of a party deceased as a result of a defective product, can seek monetary compensation for the cost of medical care (past and future), lost wages (past and future), and pain and suffering caused by the use of the defective product. For all defective product injuries, please give us a call. We will provide you with an honest assessment and educate you as to your options.
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