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Who is responsible for a product-related injury?

On Behalf of | Jan 30, 2019 | Products Liability

If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may wonder who is responsible for the harm you have suffered and who may be responsible to compensate you for your injuries and the damages you may suffer as a result such as medical expense, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.

Victims of dangerous or defective products may receive help with the damages they have suffered from a variety of different parties that may be liable for the physical, financial and emotional damages they suffer. Products liability law may hold a variety of parties responsible for the harm suffered by victims as a result of a hazardous product and all may be, depending on the circumstances, liable to compensate the victim for their damages.

Parties that may be held liable under products liability law include the manufacturer of the product; the manufacturer of the component parts of the product; the party that assembles or installs the product; the wholesaler of the product; the distributor of the product; or the retail store that sold the product. Products liability law can be complex and there are different legal theories upon which liability may be based when the victim makes a personal injury claim for damages because of the harm suffered from a dangerous or defective product.

As a result, it is can be helpful for victims of dangerous or defective products to have trained guidance to help them receive the compensation they need to face the damages they have suffered. The damages suffered because of an unsafe product can be with the victim for some time which is why they should be familiar with the legal protections available to them.