What Is a Product Liability Case?
As a consumer, you are entitled to a certain degree of confidence in the products you purchase. You should be sure that, if used as intended, your vehicle and everyday household items will serve their intended purpose. However, whether it’s because of design defects, negligent manufacturing, or misleading warnings and labeling, many manufacturers and their products haven’t lived up to their end of the bargain. The results of these instances have often been catastrophic for consumers. In these cases, consumers turned to the court system to recover their damages under a theory of personal injury law called products liability.
Products liability allows customers to hold manufacturers and sellers legally responsible for their dangerous products. Over the past few decades, there have been numerous high-profile products liability cases, affecting every area of the marketplace from pharmaceuticals to automobiles. Unfortunately, individuals are injured by defective products every day and not every case makes the news. Often times, manufacturers will attempt to recall their defective products to avoid injuring consumers, but these recalls usually occur after it is too late.
Pursuing a products liability claim is no easy task. Victims of defective products are often facing off with major corporations, represented by large law firms with an abundance of financial resources. The best way for those injured by corporate negligence to recover their damages is to contact a products liability attorney with the knowledge and experience necessary to assist them in pursuing their claim and forcing the responsible party to be accountable to their customers.
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