How products liability law works and protects victims

Being injured by a product that a consumer reasonably thinks is safe is a difficult position to be in. Dangerous and defective products can cause serious injuries and harm to victims and those who have manufactured, distributed or sold dangerous or defective products may be liable to compensate victims for their injuries.

It is important for victims of dangerous or defective products to be familiar with products liability law that can provide protections for victims including for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. When a victim has been harmed by a dangerous or defective product, they may be able to bring a personal injury claim for damages for compensation of their physical, financial and emotional harm.

Products which may be considered dangerous or defective can include construction tools and equipment; industrial equipment and chemicals; power tools used in the home or otherwise; home appliances; personal car products; and children's toys, among other types of products consumers use each day such as cars, lawn mowers and strollers. Victims of dangerous or defective products can suffer a range of injuries including severe injuries that may be with them for a lifetime.

Because the serious, and oftentimes unexpected, nature or injuries resulting from dangerous or defective products, it is important for victims and their families to be familiar with the legal remedies available to help the when they have been harmed. Products liability resources hold all parties involved manufacturing or selling a dangerous or defective product accountable for the harm suffered by victims.

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