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Defective Products

Product Liability & Defective Products

What lawyers mean when they talk about "product liability" cases.

Product liability refers to a manufacturer or seller being held liable for placing a defective product into the hands of a consumer. Product liability cases may include defective or poorly designed machinery, tools, motor vehicle defects, recreational products, medical products, pharmaceuticals and other defective products and equipment. A person injured by a defective or dangerous product may be eligible to file a lawsuit for product liability, and recover damages under one of the following categories: strict product liability, negligence, or breach of warranty.

Compensation for Injury

Thousands of people in America are injured each year as a result of the use of dangerous and defective products. Injuries from defective products can cause significant physical injuries that result in considerable medical bills and rehabilitation. If you are injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation. With products liability claims, a number of people or companies involved in the distribution of a defective product may be held accountable for any injuries the product may cause. These may include the retailer, manufacturer, wholesaler, or any other party involved in the production of the product.

Company Liability

When you purchase something from a manufacturer or distributor, you have the right to be safe from a product defect that can cause serious injury. Product liability injuries happen when manufacturers or service providers fail to make sure their products are safe for use by a consumer who is using the product or service in a way the manufacturer intended, or in a reasonable manner. Unfortunately, companies may take shortcuts in the testing or manufacturing process or with quality control procedures. Sometimes the instructions may be inadequate, or proper warning labels may not be included or made clear. Depending on the facts of your case, either the manufacturer and/or distributor may be held liable.

Contingency Fees

Cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we fail to recover compensation for you, we will not charge a fee. If you are interested in discussing your case, please call the Owings Law Firm to schedule a free case evaluation.