Product liability claims may arise from defective design, faulty manufacturing or distribution of a product or a combination of these errors. When products fail to meet the safety expectations of their users the consequences may result in serious personal injury or even death.
Manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and others who make products available to the public have a responsibility and duty to ensure that the products are safe for use. Injury is often caused by a manufacturing or design defect or failure to properly warn of possible dangers. You have a right to sue for your losses if you have been injured by a dangerous product.
Products liability law requires that you prove all of the following in order to win:
- You were injured or suffered losses.
- The product is defective.
- The defect caused your injury.
- You were using the product as it was intended.