What is Product Liability?
You should be free from danger and harm when properly using any consumer product. However, if a company puts a dangerous product on the market that has a critical design flaw, users can suffer serious injuries through no fault of their own. In the United States, those who sell consumer products such as manufacturers, designers, retailers and wholesalers are legally responsible for making sure their products are safe to use.
There are four ways that a company can be held legally accountable for a defective product that has caused you injury
- False advertising: This occurs when advertising and marketing claims lure a person into believing the product is safer than it really is.
- Strict liability: If a person can prove that their injuries were caused by a defective product, then the product's manufacturer or seller can be held accountable, even if they were not directly at fault.
- Warranty breach: A company can be guilty of a breach of warranty when they refuse to honor a stated warranty promise.
- Negligence: When a company does not obey standard safety regulations when designing, producing, marketing and selling the product, they can be guilty of negligence. Negligence can be the result of either deliberate or unintentional actions on the part of those developing the product.
Filing a Product Liability Claim
It is critical to partner with an experienced product liability lawyer as soon as possible after an injury. The attorneys at Goldblatt Singer can review your situation and provide you with legal counsel through every step of pursuing a product liability claim.
Our lawyers are dedicated to helping those hurt by a company's negligent behavior. Over the past six decades, Goldblatt Singer has helped more than 25,000 injured St. Louisans, and we will work tirelessly to protect your rights throughout the claims process. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and learn more about product liability claims here.