Can Retailers Be Held Liable For Selling Defective Products?

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Defective products can cause serious injuries, and anyone who makes the mistake of letting these products get to consumers should be held accountable. That includes the retailers who sold the product. If you were harmed by a defective product, you may have legal options. A Middlesex County product liability attorney from our firm can help you.

Can Retailers Be Defendants in Defective Product Cases?

Retailers can be the defendants in cases where a defective product causes harm. They did not make the product, but they did sell it. Retailers have some responsibility to make sure that the items they sell are safe to use. If they do not do their due diligence, then they are putting other people at risk.

A case like this could actually have multiple defendants. Obviously, the manufacturer of a defective product should also be held responsible when someone is harmed. Every case is different, so we will look at yours and figure out who needs to be held liable.

What Do I Have to Show When I Sue a Retailer?

If you are going to sue a retailer over a defective product, you need to show a few things. First, you need to show that you used the product in the way that is was designed. If you tried to use a weed wacker to cut down a tree, the product you used is probably not to blame for your injuries.

Then you need to show that the product is defective and that you were injured, but that’s actually not enough to make your case. You also have to show that the defect directly caused your injuries.

How Can Retailers Try to Defend Themselves?

Of course, retailers and other defendants in cases like these try and shift the blame. They may try to claim that you actually did not use the product in the way that it was intended to be used or that the product didn’t actually injure you at all! Your lawyer can help you shut down any accusations of wrongdoing and present evidence that makes it clear that you are the victim here.

How Can an Attorney Help Me?

An experienced personal injury attorney can do a lot to help you with your case. Your lawyer can:

  • Help you hold all liable parties accountable
  • Handle communications with insurance companies, lawyers, and other involved parties on your behalf
  • Calculate fair compensation
  • Remind you of important court dates and deadlines
  • Answer your questions about the legal process
  • Prepare you for testimony

Talk to Our Legal Team Today

When you are ready to move forward with your lawsuit, contact Stathis & Leonardis. We can schedule a consultation and take a closer look at your case. Then we will decide on a strategy that can help you recover the compensation that you deserve.

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