Product Liability

Defective and dangerous products injure scores of people in the United States every year, and claims for these types of injuries fall under what is called "Product Liability" in legal parlance. The law concerning these types of claims has evolved a great deal over the years. Early on, in order to pursue a viable claim for a defective product, a plaintiff would had to have purchased the product directly from the manufacturer; that element is no longer necessary to prove in order to make a recovery. Liability for the defective item could rest with any of the following:

  1. the manufacturer
  2. the manufacturer of parts of the product (component manufacturer)
  3. the party that assembles the product, if different than the manufacturer
  4. a middle man, if any
  5. the entity that sold the item

There are three types of product defects that lawyers look for, including:

  1. design defects
  2. manufacturing defects
  3. marketing defects

Like with any negligence case, there are a lot of defenses available to all potential defendants, so it is essential that you reach out to an experienced attorney, like Roger Gelb, to discuss your potential product liability claim, at once.