product liability

People use a wide variety of consumer products everyday. Modern conveniences such as toasters, coffee makers, cars and lawnmowers have become so depended upon that people tend to take them for granted. These products usually provide consumers with years of dependable service at affordable prices. However, thousands of people in the United States are injured each year because of faulty products. Faulty products can cause serious injuries and even death. Additionally, defective products can cause serious property damage. If you have suffered harm due to a faulty product, you need to talk to a personal injury attorney to find out who is responsible for your injuries.

Product Liability

Product liability is an area of law that holds manufacturers and sellers of defective products liable for any injuries and damages that they cause. Product liability is strict liability. Under strict liability, everyone involved in the distribution chain of a faulty product is liable for any injuries it causes. This means that you can sue the manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of a defective product that caused you injuries. Strict liability also eliminates the need to prove that a product manufacturer was negligent. You only need to prove that the product was defective and that it caused you harm.

There are three major types of product defects: Design defects, manufacturing defects and marketing defects. Sometimes a product’s design makes it inherently dangerous from the drawing board. Other products are defective because of a flaw in the manufacturing process. Defective product marketing can include improper operating instructions and inadequate warning labels. Product liability cases can be very complicated. If you have been injured because of a faulty product, you need to talk to an experienced Lebanon personal injury lawyer.

Henry & Beaver LLP

The Law Firm of Henry & Beaver has been helping clients in Pennsylvania for over 100 years. They are personal injury specialists. Experience matters when it comes to litigating product liability cases. Don’t take chances with just any law firm. If a defective product has injured you, you need to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney now. Call Henry & Beaver for a free case evaluation today.