What constitutes a manufacturer defect of a product?

Product Liability FAQ 44

A manufacturer defect of a product is when the product is defective from the manufacturer. This can be because the product was not made correctly or because it was not tested. A product is considered defective if it does not perform as expected, or if it does not meet specifications. Products may also be considered […]

What constitutes a design defect of a specific product?

Product Liability FAQ 48

A design defect is a flaw in the design of a product that makes it unreasonably dangerous. Although a manufacturing defect may be due to an error in the production of the product, a design defect is something that is inherent in the design of the product and not due to an error in its […]

What do I need to win a product liability case?

Product Liability FAQ 50

If you’ve been injured by a defective product, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the party responsible. These lawsuits are usually filed against the manufacturer, the distributor, or the retailer. You’ll need to show that your injury was caused by a defect in the product and not by misuse or […]

If I modified the product and then it injured me, can I still sue?

Product Liability FAQ 48

In order to prove a product liability claim, the plaintiff must show that the product was defective and that the defect was the cause of the injury. Therefore, if you modify a product and then it injures you, it will be very difficult to sue for damages since the injury may not have had to […]

If I threw away the product that injured me, can I still sue?

Product Liability FAQ 54

If the product that injured the customer was thrown away, it may be difficult to prove the defect in the product. However, there are a few ways to prove the defect in a product that injured a customer. For example, if the injury occurred because of a design defect, there may be evidence of this […]

If the product that harmed me has a warranty, does this affect my case?

Product Liability FAQ 45

The fact that the product that harmed you has a warranty will not essentially affect your case. A warranty does not constitute a defense against a product liability case, but it can be used to establish a cause of action for breach of warranty. A defective product may also be the basis of a liability […]

How much money can be awarded in a product liability case?

Product Liability FAQ 49

Product liability cases can result in significant awards of money and the amount of the award will depend on the nature and severity of the injury. In some cases, a settlement may be reached with the defendant before a trial has been completed, but in other cases, the plaintiff will have to prove that the […]

Can I sue for a defective product if I wasn’t injured?

Product Liability FAQ 46

Many people buy products and find defects that can actually cause significant harm. However, no matter how dangerous the defect or flaw may appear to be, it will almost never be possible to file a defective product lawsuit unless you experienced some kind of injury or damage by the defective product. The reason for this […]

Who is liable for a defective product?

Product Liability FAQ 58

The company who manufactures the product is normally liable for any defects that may be found in the product. If the manufacturer of a product is found to have been negligent in the production of that product, they are liable for any damages caused by their negligence, which includes any harm that may be caused […]

What should I do if a defective product injured me?

Product Liability FAQ 58

If you were injured by a defective product, you can sue the manufacturer for damages. You may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You may also be able to recover punitive damages if the manufacturer acted carelessly. A defective product is any product that is unreasonably […]