Learn How a Product Liability Attorney Could Help You

Most of us put trust in manufacturers and the products we use on a daily basis. For example, if you pick up a razor to shave with, you assume that it is made correctly and that if it is used correctly, it will not harm you. Unfortunately, defective products do make their way to shelves and consumers are hurt and even killed every year.

The truth is that many instances in which a person is harmed or killed by a defective product could not be prevented. They are simply accidents that could not have been foreseen. These are tragedies but they are not as sad as the tragedies that could have been prevented if the company that made the products in question had done their job. These are the product liability lawsuits we are discussing. If you have been injured or a loved one has died as a result of a faulty product then we urge you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.

What is product liability?

The legal definition of product liability refers to the responsibility of the manufacturer and / or vendor of goods to compensate for injuries caused by defective merchandise. This law requires that any product that is manufactured must meet what are referred to as “ordinary expectations of the consumer.” If a product has a defect then it clearly would not meet this expectation. Every state has their own laws regarding how to get help if you are injured by a product.

Suing for negligence

There are three different situations under which a personal injury attorney can sue on your behalf for issues with product liability. The first is negligence. In order for this to apply, the consumer must be able to prove that the manufacturing process involved some type of negligence. This can mean any type of act (or failure to act) that resulted in the consumer having negative consequences.

Suing for strict liability

In some cases, the consumer does not have to prove who was negligent or that anyone was negligent. Instead, the consumer can sue under strict lability. This means that the product in question would have some type of design flaw, marketing defect, or manufacturing error. The flaw, defect, or error needs to be proven but negligence does not.

Suing for breach of warranty

If the manufacturer did not follow through on some type of promise, claim, or representation they made regarding the quality or type of product they made, then they can be used for breach of warranty. For example, if they advertised that a product would cure a rash and it caused a rash, then breach of warranty may apply.

We can help discover the right options for your case

If you have been injured by a product then you may have a case. Our next move is to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We will go over the facts of your case and let you know what your options are.