What does product liability mean?

Manufacturers of goods like food, medicine, and consumer goods are expected to put their products into the stream of commerce with customer safety in mind. When companies fail to prevent defective products from entering the market, they are responsible for compensating consumers for their losses.

Will I need an attorney to file a product liability claim?

Retaining an experienced product liability attorney will provide you with the best opportunity for recovering under a theory of product liability. These cases can be highly complex and costly. Moreover, you will need to hire an attorney to marshal an array of experts to analyze the specifics of your case.

Why are experts needed to prove product liability?

Expert witnesses are the lynch pin of any successful product liability claim. Experts are needed to deconstruct the history of any given product and determine what may have been wrong. It is important to contact an attorney who has a network of experts who can readily deconstruct the injury causing product.

How can I prove a product is defective?

The research and expertise of scientists, experts, and engineers will play a crucial role in determining whether a product is safe. If you suspect you have been injured because of a defective car or product, you should consult a product liability attorney as soon as possible.

Is there a time window for me to file a suit based on product liability?

The window of time in which you can file a claim for product liability is generally within 2 years from the time of the injury. You should consult an experienced injury attorney about the nuances of product liability law if you suspect you have been injured.

What kinds of defective products are there?

There are three types of product liability claims, those based on design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects. Design defects include flaws in the actual design of a product. Manufacturing defects include negligence in manufacturing. And marketing defects include flaws in the wording of the label or instructions on the product.

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