Who Should be Held Responsible for a Defective Product?
Product liability is when a manufacturer or seller is being held liable for placing a defective and unreasonably dangerous product into the hands of a consumer.
If a product defect causes injury, the responsibility falls with the sellers of the product. The law requires that no product should cause injury when used in a foreseeable manner or even if it is misused in a reasonably foreseeable manner. Similarly, a manufacturer who sells an unreasonably dangerous product is not entitled to expect others to make it safe (buyers and users). Liability for a product defect could include any party in the product’s chain of distribution for instance:
- The product manufacturer
- A manufacturer of component parts
- A party that assembles or installs the product
- The wholesaler
- The retail store that sold the product
Victims of product injuries should be supported after suffering the consequences arising from the negligent actions of liable companies.
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What Does a Product Liability Lawyer Do?
An experienced product liability lawyer can help you figure out exactly who is responsible for your injuries and how a claim should be managed from the date of the incident through recovery.
Handling claims of serious and even minor injuries can be complicated and it involves contact with numerous entities, including insurance companies, employers, and medical providers.
Defective products claim thousands of lives every year in addition to causing injury to thousands of people each year in Wisconsin.
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Should I Hire a Product Liability Lawyer?
If you have been injured by a defective product, get the guidance you need from an experienced product liability lawyer to help you navigate the unfamiliar legal territory. A product liability lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve and prevent the product from injuring other people.