Who Should Be Responsible When A Faulty Product Injures Someone?
Everyday, millions of products are purchased globally, especially with the ever-increasing reach of online vendors. Unfortunately, some of these products prove to be defective and can result in bodily harm to consumers. Being injured by a product can often be a consequence of manufacturer negligence, and we believe every injured party has a right to be compensated for their losses and injuries.
In evaluating a product liability matter, it is imperative to consider the following::
- Was the product defectively designed or manufactured?
- Did the product provide adequate warnings regarding the potential dangers of the product?
- Did the product lack appropriate instructions?
- Did the defective product result in monetary loss or physical harm to the consumer?
In order to have a potentially viable products liability case, the answers to questions 1 or 2, or 3 and 4 must be “yes.”
When making a defective product claim, a determination must be made as to who is responsible for the defective product.. This is often a complex process considering the large pool of potential defendants from the manufacturer to anyone within the chain of distribution of a product. Generally, product liability matters involve the manufacturer, retailer, and/or distributor of a product. In some cases, like a car with defective brakes, the manufacturer of the part of a product that caused injury is distinct from the manufacturer of the frame of the car and other key components of the car. In these instances, a product liability lawsuit may be filed against multiple parties. For this reason, it is crucial to understand how many parties were involved in the manufacturing of the product, including those responsible for quality control and testing, which may require a thorough investigation.
How To File A Product Liability Suit
Suing for defective products can be a labyrinth of complex decisions and judgments. It is thus imperative to retain an attorney who is well-versed in product liability matters. At The Saade Law Firm, P.A., we understand that filing a lawsuit will not rectify the physical injuries and psychological damage caused by a defective product. However, our experienced attorneys are equipped with the research skills and knowledge of products liability law necessary to hold all responsible entities accountable. Contact our office today to learn more about how our attorneys can assist individuals who have been injured as a result of a defective product.