When a consumer purchases a product, whether it is a household product, a hair dryer, a toy for his or her child, or an automobile, they should be able to trust that the product is safe when used as designed.
Unfortunately, consumers are often injured by products or devices they use every day. Take the common household product. It can be designed or manufactured with defects that pose danger to the user. What about a brand new vehicle where the seat belt or air bag fails to operate?
Product Liability refers to a legal claim in which a consumer alleges that a product malfunctioned, failed to work properly, or caused injury or death to an individual. In a lawsuit, the plaintiff seeks to hold the negligent party liable for damages arising from the injuries caused by the unsafe product.
Product Liability Law is defined as the accountability of all the responsible parties, such as the designer, manufacturer or supplier, engaged in the production of certain goods for any harm brought about by that product.
Product liability action may be based on negligence, breach of warranty and strict liability. The injured consumer must prove that a design defect, manufacturing defect or 'failure to warn' defect was present.
If you or a family member has been injured by a defective product, contact an attorney at the Law Offices of Peach & Weathers in San Bernardino who is dedicated to helping seriously injured victims of dangerous or defective products receive the compensation they deserve.