Product Liability

Product Liability

We buy products every day, assuming that if they are for sale they are safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

Manufacturers are responsible for making the products they sell safe for use or consumption, and in many cases, there is additional government oversight concerning the safety of these items. Even so, dangerous and faulty products sometimes slip through the cracks and consumers are injured or made ill. Sadly, these injuries can be serious and even fatal.

When this occurs, manufacturers can be held liable and legal action can be taken by the victim or the victim’s family to recoup some of what was lot.

If you or a loved one was injured by a product, you might have a right to take legal action.

How Product Liability Laws Benefit Consumers

Laws associated with product liability serve two purposes:

One, the laws ensure consumers who are injured or made ill by products receive compensation.

Two, laws call attention to the dangers of certain products and force manufacturers to recall the products for improvement or completely remove them from the market.

Consumer safety laws are in place to help those who are injured and protect anyone else from those same injuries.

Product liability laws apply to:

  • Heavy machinery
  • Children’s toys and products
  • Tools
  • Furniture
  • Consumer products
  • Household appliances
  • Vehicles and their features
  • Prescription medications and medical devices

Manufactures can be held accountable for design and manufacturing flaws in any type of product, as well as when they fail to provide adequate safety warnings or instructions for use of products.

How an Attorney Can Help If You are Injured Using a Product

Speaking to an attorney is essential if you are injured while using a product. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, or you might have the option of taking part in a class action lawsuit if enough people are injured by the same product.

It’s important to note, liability laws are complex and they can be confusing. A lot goes into building a strong case and many times, expert witness testimony will be needed. Our law firm has access to a network of expert witnesses who can help you build your strongest case if you are injured or made ill by a product. We’re also able to help you show that misuse or “user error” did not cause a product to malfunction.

The process of receiving compensation can be further complicated if you are injured by a product you use on the job. It’s common, especially in certain industries, for injuries to occur on the job because of faulty or defective equipment. When this is the case, you need an attorney who understands both product liability and workers’ compensation laws.

We can help.

Manufacturers do all they can to prove they are not responsible for victims’ injuries. You deserve someone on your side protecting your rights.

If you have questions about product liability laws or you believe you have a case because you were injured or made ill by a product, we can help. Contact the Law Office of Robert M. Geller at (813) 337-7798 to discuss your case.

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