Product liability law can be a tricky area of law to pursue. You may have been injured by a product, either directly or indirectly. Harm from a product does not constitute a successful claim for compensation in product liability law. Here is what the law does and how it applies.
What Is Product liability?
Product liability is a type of personal injury law that is pursued when someone is injured by a defect in a product. When a product is negligently dangerous to the user, it may constitute a right to compensation for the injuries that you sustained. Not every accident or injury related to the use of a product gives you a right to compensation, however. There are some very specific things that have to occur.
What Product Liability Isn’t
Product liability doesn’t come into play every time someone is injured by a product. Not every product is guaranteed to be safe in every possible way that it can be used. No product is required to be completely perfect and have no flaws in the design. Manufacturers and engineers are only required to make the product as safe as possible for its intended use in its intended environment. If you use the product in some other way and become injured, it will likely not be a case that you can win.
When Product Liability Applies
Product liability law applies to a case when a product has a defect that makes it unduly dangerous to use in its intended purpose. A defect can be a defect in design if the defect is something that should have been foreseeable and avoidable. Most often, product liability claims are pursued when there is a defect in the manufacturing, such as a brand new axe blade chipping with normal use.
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