About Product Liability Lawsuits
While most companies strive to produce consistently safe and high-quality products to sell to consumers, the fact of the matter is that sometimes this does not always occur. All too often an error or defect in the design or manufacturing process can cause significant harm to an individual consumer. Responsible parties in product liability lawsuits can include the manufacturer, wholesaler, assembler, retail store, or anyone else that was involved in the product’s chain of distribution. It does not apply to individuals who may choose to resell the item after they have purchased it, like at a yard sale. If you were injured using a defective product, an experienced attorney at Friedman & Friedman can help you determine whether or not you have a case that is worth pursuing.
Types Of Defects
In general, there are three different kinds of defects that might be responsible for creating product liability:
- Design defects—the way in which the product was designed made it dangerous even before manufacturing began
- Manufacturing defects- the product design may have been safe, but an error in the manufacturing process made it unsafe
- Marketing defects—the product itself may be safe, but the way it is marketed may cause liability (inadequate safety instructions, improper labeling, etc.)
There is no federal product liability law, which means that it is up to each state’s specific laws to determine if and when any given injury can be brought to court. If you have reason to believe a product has injured you, it is critical that you find a law firm that specializes in product liability lawsuits in your state to determine the best course of action. Friedman & Friedman is a Florida personal injury law firm that offers a FREE case consultation in all product liability matters. Call 800-446-6482 today.