Product Liability Cases with BNI Law
Product liability cases are a serious matter. These types of cases can be difficult to win, but we want to hear from you if you believe you’re owed compensation.
You should never approach any case alone, without legal aid, but especially not product liability cases. One misconception is that you have to have purchased a product to be able to make these sorts of claims, however, this is not so. Simply working with a product that causes harm despite one taking all necessary precautions and proper usage is grounds for a product liability case.
You might be shocked to learn that Research from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows that defective or unsafe products cause 29.4 million injuries and 21,400 deaths each year. Any product marketed and sold to the public has the potential to begin just such a case, from clothing to hairdryers, anything can malfunction, be poorly designed, and lead to unsafe conditions for which the manufacturer is responsible.
Because of this, consumers have the ability to sue for and recover damages from manufacturers, distributors, and vendors for injuries resulting from accidents caused by consumer products. A term we use to describe situations where a person can be held liable for damages caused to another person is “strict liability”. This means “liability without fault”, therefore even if a person was not being negligent or intended to do harm, they could still be held liable.
Virtually all consumer purchases are subject to liability law, not just items on the store shelves – products subject to the law run the spectrum from food, drugs, appliances, automobiles, medical devices, medical implants, blood, tobacco, gases, real estate, writings, maps, and even commercial jets.
A defendant in a liability claim with being found liable for damages if it’s found that the product is defective regardless of whether the manufacturer or supplier exercised great care when designing or manufacturing it, and the plaintiff needs to demonstrate that a defect in the product caused the accident, they were using the product in a manner consistent with the way it was meant to be used, and that the product was not substantially changed between the time it left the seller or manufacturer’s hands and the time it reached the plaintiff.
Product liability claims are tort-based claims that can arise from negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty, though this type of consumer based liability is often focused on strict liability claims. And with a good attorney on your side, like Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim & Adelman, they can help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve. You may have a valid claim if you were injured by a purchase, so don’t delay and call 561-417-5656 today.