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What Is a Product Liability Case?

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Have you ever purchased a product, only to have it not work properly? Perhaps it caused damage to your property or injured you. You may have taken legal action — or maybe not.

By learning about product liability, you can protect yourself should you ever come across a defective product.

The Definition of Product Liability

Product liability is a part of the law that dictates when a person can sue the responsible party for damages when it comes to defective products. Products must meet customers’ typical expectations — i.e., a product should work as it’s advertised — and when it doesn’t and it causes damage and/or injury, then a consumer has a right to get compensation for those damages.

Who Is the Liable Party?

In a product liability case, there could be multiple responsible parties. They may include the product manufacturer, the company that manufactured the parts that went into the product, the party that assembles or installs the product, the wholesaler, or the store that sold the product to the consumer.

Proving Product Liability

There are four things you need to be able to prove to have a chance of winning your product liability case. There must be some sort of injury or damage to your belongings that occurred, you need to show that the product was defective, the defect caused the injury or damage, and you used the product properly. With the help of a personal injury lawyer, you will have a much better chance of proving these elements and getting the compensation you deserve.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

Contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates if you need representation after dealing with a defective product. We assist clients throughout Westchester County, and the best part is, we provide a free consultation. Get in touch today at (914) 328-8800.