Miskin Law has been resolving personal injury cases for over 35 years. Our personal injury lawyers represent people making claims against entities such as insurance companies, property owners and individuals, to name a few. We also handle cases when a personal injury is caused by a defective or dangerous product. This area of practice is called product liability law. If you have been injured by a product you purchased, you could be eligible to file suit for your injury so long as the product you purchased has an unexpected defect and does not meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer. That’s where Miskin Law comes in. Our team has considerable experience with product liability law, offering solid advice and representation to our clients.
Product Liability in a Nutshell
Product liability is an area of law that holds manufacturers and retailers responsible for the defective merchandise that it has made and provided for sale to consumers. Thousands of people are injured every year due to dangerous or defective products. While a person injured by a defective product has suffered personal injury, the legal rules are not the same as the law as it pertains to personal injury. Less complex than personal injury law, the set of rules relating to product liability law make it easier to determine who is responsible for a person’s injury and claim damages.
The law stipulates that anyone in the product’s supply chain can be held liable, including:
It is important to note that a product sold outside of a supplier’s business chain as listed here, will probably not be held liable in the action. Examples of this include products purchased privately from an online classified advertisement or a garage sale. When a consumer buys an item privately, they enter into a binding sale agreement and to put simply, are buying items in “as-is” condition. As the saying goes, let the buyer beware.
What Makes a Consumer Product Defective?
In order for a product to be defective, it must be proven that something about the design is characterized as unsafe, or that it was manufactured or assembled with a defect, or marketed with flaws, such as with inaccurate labelling, or insufficient instructions or safety warnings.
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Do not let legal obligations overwhelm you. If you have been injured by a product or to learn more about product liability, contact our office to speak with our personal injury lawyer today. Your first consultation is free.