Product liability law has to do with unsafe or dangerous products. Negligence can be proven at the levels of design, manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and distribution, and this law covers everything that a consumer can buy – food, pharmaceuticals, everyday products such as toothpaste, and even real estate.
It\’s up to those involved with the product to either warn consumers of a risk or stop the manufacturing/distribution of the product altogether once a threat has been identified. If they were are of the risk and did nothing, they may be liable for your damages.
Product liability cases can include any multitude of products, however some of the most common examples include:
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It\’s not necessary to be the first user of the harmful product, and in many cases, it\’s not even required to prove negligence. These matters mostly have to do with ownership of the liability. As long as you used the product the way it was intended to be used and did not alter it substantially, those responsible for the product\’s safety may be liable.
Claims for damages can also be filed for:
To prove negligence, it must be shown that a company failed to properly test its product or failed to give consumers proper instructions for use of it. In all cases of product liability, it is essential to the success of the case that the product be preserved and that all paperwork showing the origin of the product be made available. Receipts showing purchase, any repair records, etc., can be vital to building a successful case.
If you or someone you care about was injured as a result of a defective product, speak with our reliable Detroit product liability lawyers today to discuss your case. Our mission is to not only help you obtain just compensation but to also create an incentive for manufacturing companies to produce safe products and provide sufficient warning of the dangers of their products.
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