Retailers, manufacturers, and anyone who sells a product may be held liable if a court finds that a defective product was sold to consumers, even if the consumers were aware of the defects. Product liability law specifically deals with determining responsibility in cases where a defective or dangerous product causes harm to an individual.
While some product liability cases involve just one party, many involve several. This is because there are many links (businesses and/or individuals) involved in the designing, production, distribution, marketing, and selling of a product.
Many product liability cases can be long and difficult, especially if a case involves many plaintiffs and hard-to-determine injuries and damages. This is why it is incredibly important to have the skills of a highly experienced team to pursue these lawsuits. Here’s more useful information to help you determine whether or not you have a case…
Understand Applicable Laws and Regulations
Product liability cases are governed in most instances by state law. There are also a wide variety of commercial statutes, most of which are modeled after the Uniform Commercial Code, that could apply. These statutes contain warranty rules that in large part guide product liability.
A product that is unreasonably dangerous to the ordinary user, even when it’s being used for its intended purpose, is considered a defective product in most states. product. If you’ve been injured by a defective product because it was designed improperly, manufactured incorrectly, or marketed to do something that resulted in your injury, then it’s possible that you may have a defective product liability case.
These cases are often associated with food, medical devices, children’s toys, etc. Proving a product liability case may require more details than you’re aware of at the time the injury occurs; a skilled attorney who is fluent in the procedures of product liability will be able to take the right steps when it’s most critical. He/she will ensure you have a good chance of receiving proper compensation for your injuries.
What Needs to Be Proven in a Product Liability Case
In order to show that a product is defective, a plaintiff must show: (1) that the product was manufactured improperly; (2) that the manufacturer, seller, or distributor intended for the product to reach the market even though flaws were pointed out; (3) the plaintiff and/or their property must have been injured or damaged in some way by the defective product.
Recovering Just Compensation
To prove that a product was defective and that the defect caused injury, three conditions must be met: (1) a dangerous defect existed in the product when it was sold; (2) the defect caused injury while the product was being used in its intended way; (3) the product was not changed substantially from when it was first purchased.
That’s Where Sandberg Law Firm Comes In.
We at Sandberg Law Firm know that product liability cases can seem insurmountable at times, especially when going up against a multinational company. We ensure our clients have no fear; we protect their rights no matter who they’re facing in court. Our high-quality legal representation is just what you need to effectively pursue a product liability case. Contact us for more information. Call (507) 282-3521.