When a consumer buys a product, they rightfully expect it to perform safely and efficiently. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Use of defective products can result in tragic consequences.
Defective or dangerous products cause thousands of injuries or even deaths in the United States every year. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s 2015 Annual Report found nearly 4,000 deaths associated with various consumer products from October 2011 to September 2012. These products included sports equipment, home appliances, child supplies, and much more.
In a products liability case, the law may find blame with any or all individuals involved in the manufacture of a product. This can include the designer, manufacturer, supplier, and retailer. These individuals may be held liable for any injury their product causes.
Generally, the law requires that a product meet the ordinary expectations of a consumer. If a product has an unexpected defect or danger, the manufacturer, as well as anyone in the distribution chain that makes the product available for consumers, including suppliers and retailers, can be held responsible. Product liability law refers to the area of law or set of rules designed to ensure accountability. Though there is no federal product liability law, various state laws, such as negligence or breach of warranty, allow victims and their families to pursue legal recourse should they be injured or killed by a defective product.
The McHugh Fuller Law Group has a reputation for refusing to back down from large corporations; we stand up for everyday people who are victims of corporate greed.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of a defective or dangerous product, use the form at the right or call (800) 939-5580 to contact us today.