Most products on the market today are safe, and have been tested to meet federal guidelines. But there are times when a product is defective and it causes injury. If that has happened to you, call Friedman, Domiano & Smith for advice.
We work with specialists such as industrial engineers, accident reconstruction professionals and safety experts to present the best possible case. Read about our verdicts and settlements in product liability and defective product cases.
Frequently Asked Questions About Product Liabilty
If you are considering hiring an attorney, you may have questions about product liability. We answer your most frequently asked questions below.
What is product liability?
Product liability refers to the area of tort law that determines who will be held responsible when somebody is injured after using a product. Learn more about what defines product liability.
Who is responsible when a product injures someone?
A product liability lawsuit can involve many parties including the manufacturer of the product, but also the wholesaler or owner of the retail store.
Also, You do not have to prove that you purchased the product from the manufacturer. Even if you borrowed the product, you may still have a case.
Do I have a product liability case?
There are a few common elements necessary for proving fault after a product injury:
- Defect: It must be proven that some defect exists in a product.
- Injury: An injury must have occurred.
- Causation: The defect in the product must have contributed to the injury.
- Duty: The manufacturer or seller must have some duty to provide a safe product. This duty is often assumed.
Learn more about recognizing product liability.
What Are Unavoidably Unsafe Products?
Some products are inherently dangerous and are therefore considered unavoidably unsafe. Common examples include:
- Drain cleaners
- Prescription drugs
Manufacturers cannot usually change the design of such products to make them safe without making them ineffective. However, they can reduce risk by including warning labels that detail the dangers of the product so consumers can handle with care. If you were injured by a product that did not have sufficient warning labels, you might have a product liability lawsuit.
How to get help
Examples of Product Liability Cases
The liability lawyers at FDS have extensive experience handling product liability cases such as those involving:
- Defective car parts
- Sporting goods and athletic equipment
- Household goods
- Workplace tools and equipment
- Defective tools
- Cell phone explosion
- Recreational vehicles and ATVs