As consumers, we trust the designers, manufacturers, and distributors of the products we use to ensure their safety before they are put on the market. Unfortunately, even with standards in place to protect our safety, some unsafe products still fall through the cracks and end up in the hands of consumers. If you or a family member has been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Product designers, manufacturers, and distributors can be held legally responsible when a person suffers injury from use of the product. If you have been injured by a defective product or toxic material, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For more information about how a product liability lawyer can help you, contact Dennis Herron & Associates at (585) 244-6000.
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What is Product Liability?
Product liability is simply the liability on a person or entity who designs, manufactures, or sells a defective product. When a defective product causes injury to a person, the law allows the victim to make a claim for compensation to cover the damages they suffer as a result.
What is a Defective Product?
A defective product is one that by its design or manufacture is unreasonably dangerous for its intended use, and its danger is not reasonably contemplated by the ultimate consumer. When you buy a car, you expect that all its component parts meet the required safety standards and will work as expected in the operation of your vehicle. When you buy a product for use in your home, you expect that it is designed appropriately for its intended use, and if used correctly will cause no harm to you or your family. When a product does not perform as anticipated and causes injury, the victim must prove that the product was defective in order to succeed in a product liability case.
Factors Considered in a Product Liability Case
Every product comes with some risk to the consumer, especially if the product is not used in the way that it was intended. The law understands this potential risk with every product and balances it with other factors before holding a party liable for a defective product. Factors such as:
The nature of the product and its likelihood of causing injury
The standards for such products at the time it was designed
Any modifications to the product after it was manufactured
The consumer’s awareness of any dangers or risks associated with the product
Getting Compensation from the Responsible Party
Product liability cases can be very complex, and it is best to allow an experienced product liability lawyer to handle your case. Before a claim can be filed, a thorough investigation must be conducted to identify the legally responsible parties in your case. In some cases, a product may be made up of components designed or manufactured by unrelated entities. Dennis Herron & Associates has the resources and expertise to investigate your case and put together a compelling case against the parties responsible for your injury.
Let the Rochester Product Liability Lawyers at Dennis Herron & Associates Help You
If you have been injured by a defective product, contact Dennis Herron & Associates to speak with one of our tireless Rochester product liability lawyers about your case. Call us today at (585) 244-6000 to schedule your consultation.