What is Product Liability?
Product liability refers to the liability of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and suppliers of products for the injuries those products may cause in consumers. When a consumer uses a dangerous or defective product and suffers injuries as a result, he or she may be entitled to financial compensation for the losses they suffer. Products liability lawsuits come into play when the risk of using a product is not warned, cannot be anticipated or outstrips its beneficial aspects.
You Do Have Rights…
State and federal laws provide consumers with remedies for products that do not perform as advertised or warranted, and malfunction causing personal injury or death. Consumers have the right to expect products on shelves are reasonably safe —or that potential hazards are displayed on packaging or marketing materials.
Due to the intricacy of these cases, it is crucial to speak with a representative who understands the complexity of these issues. Contact Help In Colorado so that we may give you the best guidance in navigating these issues.
It Was Supposed To Work!
When purchasing a product, we expect it to work and bring ease into our lives, but sometimes this does not happen, and the product we thought we were purchasing, actually causes personal harm. When this happens, the consumer may be entitled to compensation due to Product Liability.
How is Product Liability Determined?
A product liability case may be based on negligence, breach of warranty (whether implied or expressed), or strict liability. Strict liability refers to the legal notion that a person or entity is responsible for the damages caused by their products regardless of whether they are at fault or not. Negligence does not have to be proved, only that the product was defective.