Who is responsible when defective products harm someone? Surprisingly, more than one person or company might be involved. We will look at product liability cases in more depth in this article.
Generally, a product liability claim “can be based on negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty of fitness.”
Other laws apply to product liability claims for defendant products. For example, you might only have two years to file your claim. That’s why it is so important to discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible.
If you have a product liability claim, you might think you can only sue the product’s manufacturer. However, the following might also be held responsible for your injuries:
This list is by no means complete. You and your attorney might find others who can be held accountable for the product that caused your injury.
There are three general types of defects that might lead to a product liability claim, including:
Some products may be defective in several ways.
Defective products can cause plaintiffs to sue in individual lawsuits, class actions, or mass tort cases. Some of the largest product liability cases filed in the United States are:
This is just a small sampling of the product liability claims made in the United States every year for defective products.
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