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Product Liability

What is a Product Liability Lawsuit?

When manufacturers place a product in the marketplace and it has a common defect that causes injury to the purchaser or third parties, there is a potential lawsuit against the product manufacture known as Product Liability. Examples of this would be defective breaks that cause a car wreck, defective parts on an airplane that causes a plane crash, defective toys that cause harm to a child, etc. The evidence you will need to present in court in order to establish your lawsuit will depend on the particular circumstances of your case. In defective product liability lawsuits, however, claims generally consist of four basic elements.

You must prove that you have been injured or suffered some other kind of damage (almost injured doesn’t count). You must prove that the product involved in your case was somehow defective or lacked proper warnings or instructions. You must prove that the defect (or lack of proper warnings or instructions) was the specific cause of your injuries or damages. You must prove that, when you were injured, you were using the injury-causing product more or less in the manner in which it was intended to be used.

This is an area that requires extraordinary technical knowledge and sufficient financial resources to challenge major manufacturers. These cases generally require attorneys to have ample administrative support staff and the economic resources to hire scientific experts, such as engineers, designers, and the like. While most attorneys can work on such cases, not all attorneys have the experience in these matters to achieve the optimal result. Co-Counsel works with attorneys that have substantial experience and resources in the area of Product Liability. If you have been injured due to a defective product, contact us immediately for a free case evaluation.

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