Product liability is the area of the law which holds manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and other product makers accountable for the injuries that their products cause. The legal cases under these laws are just as broad in scope as they may seem. They can range from common household product malfunctions to child care products or toys causing injury, as well as recreational vehicle defects.
If a company creates and sells a product that malfunctions or causes injury, they are responsible for the damages. This is true whether the company sold a faulty product knowingly or without knowledge of the product defect.
The claims most commonly associated with product liability in the United States are:
In negligence cases, the victim must prove that the company made a product that they neglected to make as safe as they could have. The company must have failed to foresee the problem, thereby allowing avoidable dangers to manifest. Strict liability cases hold the company responsible for its products under all circumstances. This is a far stricter standard for companies to uphold than negligence standards. Breach of warranty cases involve instances in which a company breaches their warranty, thereby harming the consumer.
Product liability is very important for ensuring the safety of consumers. If you or a loved one has been injured by a faulty product, call the Green Bay product liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.