Who Is Liable For Injuries Caused By A Defective Product?

March 19, 2018 | By O'Connor Acciani & Levy
Who Is Liable For Injuries Caused By A Defective Product?

Defective products cause many injuries each year in the U.S. Victims may be able to pursue compensation for their injuries, but before they can do that they must identify the liable party or parties. The licensed defective product attorneys of O’Connor, Acciani & Levy know how to determine who could be held liable for your injury. If you need assistance with your defective product claim, request a free, no obligation consultation today. Our attorneys do not charge for representing you unless you receive compensation.

Product Manufacturers And Suppliers

Product manufacturers can be held liable for injuries that arise due to manufacturing or design defects that make a product unsafe. In cases of design defects, it must be proven that the design of the product made it unreasonably dangerous to use and alternative designs should have been used. When manufacturing defects occur, the plaintiff will need to show that while the design of a product was safe, something went wrong during the manufacturing process that made the product unsafe. Product liability cases become much more complicated when components of a product are made by different manufacturers. If a defective component was manufactured by an outside supplier, both the product’s manufacturer and the defective part supplier could be held liable.

Distributors Or Sellers Of Defective Products

While retailers and distributors are not involved in the production of a defective product, they could be held liable for selling you the defective product. These entities may be held accountable if the product’s defect existed during the period the product was in that company’s possession. Victims do not have to be the original buyer or user of a product to be able to pursue a defective product claim against the retailer who originally sold the defective product. For example, if you were given a defective drug by a friend or injured by a product that was in use by someone else, you are still able to pursue a claim against involved parties for the harm you suffered.

Get Help With Your Defective Product Claim

In defective product cases, there are numerous parties involved in the chain of distribution that may be liable for injuries caused by unsafe products. A skilled attorney will investigate the distribution chain and name all parties involved to increase your chances of maximizing compensation for the damages you have suffered. The defective product attorneys of O’Connor, Acciani & Levy have decades of experience helping victims injured by defective products. We will investigate your case and determine who could be held liable for your injuries, while helping you pursue the maximum compensation you deserve. Schedule a free, no obligation consultation now and learn what legal options are available for pursuing compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our firm works on contingency so there are no upfront fees, and you only pay legal fees if you recover compensation.