People are often injured by common products they use every day.
Consumers should be able to trust that the products they purchase are safe. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
Product liability is the area of law that holds a manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer responsible for a product they manufacture or market that causes injury or harm. Designers, manufacturers and suppliers are often required to pay for these injuries caused by the product defects and hazards.
Other parties that can be held responsible for your injuries include the maker of component parts of the product, the assembler, the store or other seller of the product, and/or possibly even other parties in the distribution chain.
There are three different theories on how a products liability action may be based:
- Breach of warranty
- Strict liability
In order to make a claim of strict liability, you, as the injured party, must be able to prove that the following conditions exist:
- The product has an “unreasonably dangerous” defect that injured you.
- The defect caused injury during routine use of the product.
- The product had not been altered from the condition in which it was sold.
If you feel you’ve been harmed by a defective product, contact the law offices of Schwimer Weinstein as soon as possible. And we will see that your case gets the attention and justice it deserves.
We can help. Contact Schwimer Weinstein for a free, no-obligation consultation.