Defective products can cause serious injuries and even death. All too often, manufacturers choose to sell a product that can cause serious injuries, just so they can turn a larger profit.
Product liability is a type of claim that you can file against any party in the manufacturing chain for providing you with a defective product. There are many different parties that can be held responsible for your losses, including:
Defective products and product liability claims do not apply to only products you purchase at the store. They can include:
- Real estate
- Documents (blueprints)
- Intangible items (gas, electricity, water, etc.)
Choosing a Lawyer for a Defective Product Case
Product liability claims are very difficult to handle in the court system. Often, they involve many different clients who have been injured by similar products, many different witness testimonies, and require in-depth investigations.
Also, product liability claims are not simple legal proceedings; they may involve many different types of defects that could have caused the injury and several different types of product liability that may be applicable to your particular case.
In any product liability claim, there can be three different ways of holding the other party responsible:
- Strict Liability – Where negligence does not have to be shown, you must simply show that the product you used injured you.
- Negligence – Where one or more party was negligent in the manufacturing or selling of the defective product, which resulted in your injuries
- Breach of Warranty – If the defective product that injured you had a warranty, saying it would perform its given task, and it injured you, then it may be a breach of warranty.
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If you have suffered an injury from a defective product, then you deserve to recover compensation for your losses. Contact the experienced product liability attorneys at Brown & Brown, LLP in St. Louis or Fairview Heights today. Call the 3s for help in Missouri (314-333-3333 / 573-333-3333) or the 8s (618-888-8888) in Illinois.