We live in a world of products. Nearly everything we do every day requires a product to be created, manufactured, and sold to us by someone. This includes the food we eat, the cars we drive, and the devices, machines, and appliances that feature in our lives.
Faulty Products Causing Injury
Liability of Product Designer or Manufacturer
The law uses several theories in determining liability for injuries caused by a faulty product. The theory of negligence requires an injured person to prove that the defendant owed a duty of care but breached it, and that this breach caused direct injury to the person. The question in most cases is whether the injuries were a foreseeable result of the use of the product. If a person is using the product for its intended purpose, and the product somehow fails and causes injuries, this often supports a claim of negligence.
Sometimes courts impose a theory of strict liability for faulty products, meaning that the manufacturer is liable for damages caused by the defect whether the manufacturer was actually negligent or not. An injured person must still prove that the manufacturer did not follow a basic standard of care, and that the defect caused the injuries.
Our attorneys will research and evaluate the product and assess your injuries to determine the best way to go after the liable party. We will construct a plan specifically for your case that focuses on the particular features of the defective product and your individual needs.