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What is product liability?

What is product liability?

When individuals use a product that has a defect, they may be injured from it. This can cause a lawsuit. If a mistake is made to the product during manufacturing, this can cause a defect in the product and cause it to operate improperly. By not operating up to the usual standard, it can cause an injury to those that are using it. These individuals may wish to file a lawsuit to seek liability. These are known as product liability cases. Individuals may be entitled to compensation based on the accident they experienced due to the defective product.

How can I seek compensation?

Once an incident has occurred due to a defective product, you may wish to file a lawsuit to place liability upon the manufacturing company. For some cases, individuals have joined together to form a class action lawsuit. Class action lawsuits are sought when there is not much to gain from the lawsuit. With these lawsuits, multiple individuals can join in, limiting the costs of attorney fees and allowing multiple people to support the burden. With the company of other individuals involved in the lawsuit, it may limit the amount of time spent in court. By bringing together a group of people in a similar situation with the manufacturer, you can all take part in the action. This route may prove to be more efficient for certain cases.

What are some examples of product liability cases?

Since any product can have a defect, product liability cases can cover a wide range of products. Manufacturing companies are supposed to operate up to a certain standard of care to produce the products expected of them. However, all companies can make mistakes. These mistakes lead to defects within the product that can cause injuries and lawsuits to occur. Some cases have included children’s toys and household appliances that resulted in burn injuries. Other cases involved people suing tire manufacturers over blowout tires or tread separations, which has the ability to cause someone to lose control of a vehicle. Prescription drugs have also been named in product liability cases.

Some product liability cases can include a failure to warn. If products lack an instruction label or warning labels, this can lead to improper use or unknown safety hazards. When a company fails to warn the consumer about any potential dangers, the consumer can be injured. For these cases, consumers have the right to hold the manufacturing company responsible for failing to warn them of a hazard.

Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.

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