Product liability law is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, and retailers who make products available to the public are held responsible for injuries or damages caused by the products they make and market.
There are three major types of product liability claims:
- Manufacturing Defects: These claims arise when something goes wrong in the manufacturing process and results in a product which would be safe if manufactured properly is rendered unsafe by an error in the manufacturing process. Such errors can involve the use of poor quality materials, the use or incorporation of the wrong material, or an error in the manufacturing process.
- Design Defects: These claims arise when a product is designed in such a way that it is inherently dangerous when used in the manner that it was intended to be used, or in a manner that it is reasonably foreseeable that the product will be used.
- Failure to Warn: These claims arise when a product has dangers that are not obvious and that consumers could guard against if adequately warned, but the makers and sellers of the product fail to give adequate warnings and as a result the consumer or a bystander is injured or incurs damage.
Each year, thousands of people in the United States are injured from dangerous or defective products. If you or your property has been harmed as a result of a poorly designed or manufactured product, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
Product liability law places the burden of proof on the injured party, meaning that he or she must present evidence showing a direct link between physical injuries and product defect. This causal relationship may be difficult to prove without an experienced advocate on your side.
If you have been injured by a defective product, it is essential you contact a knowledgeable lawyer who can help you determine your rights and represent you against large manufacturing companies.
Len Tillem and Associates has successfully represented victims of a wide variety of defective products. We work closely with you every step of the way to explain your options and advise on the best course of action to receive the compensation you deserve. We also work closely with experienced engineers and other experts who can provide invaluable insight and testimony in a court of law.
If you or a loved one has been injured or damaged by a defective product, contact us today at (800)996-4505 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a free consultation. You paid for the product, you should not be forced to pay for the harm it caused you or a loved one.