PRODUCT LIABILITY

Product Liability

Thousands of injuries occur in the United States each year from defective products. As an injured consumer, you have the right to sue parties at fault for releasing defective products under Product Liability Law. Alford Law Group can help you receive compensation for physical and emotional pain, medical costs and product costs, lost wages, and other damages dealt by manufacturing and design defects.

Civil and criminal penalties may be available when you’ve been injured by a defective product.

While there are a broad range of ways in which products can be defective, a product liability lawsuit will typically fall under one of three categories:

  • Manufacturing Defect – When a product experiences a manufacturing defect, it is flawed due to an error in production. This product is unlike others being produced and must be proven to have caused accident or injury to one who used it.
  • Design Defect – When a product experiences a design defect, its design is dangerous or defective. Instead of the defect being caused by an error in production, the product itself is claimed to be dangerous even though its design is intentional.
  • Failure to Warn – Additionally, a customer can open a lawsuit when they feel that adequate warnings and instructions have not been given to a product’s users. In this case, the product is deemed dangerous in such a way that its user must take special precautions that have not included in the instructions when they go about using the item.Except in the case of defective medications, victims of defective products must be able to identify the parties responsible for manufacturing or supplying the product.

In product liability lawsuits, a number of parties can be held responsible, including:

 

  • The manufacturer of the product
  • A manufacturer of certain parts of the product
  • The assembler or installer of the product
  • The product wholesaler
  • The retail store from which the customer bought the product

If you have been injured by a defective product, you can receive financial compensation as reimbursement for immediate and future medical costs, lost wages, and any mental or emotional distress that may have arisen from the use of the product.

For more information on how Alford Law Group can help you, call 904-642-9899 to schedule a free consultation.

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