Harm from defective or dangerous products can be serious for injured victims. A variety of parties may be liable for the harm dangerous or defective products cause victims through products liability law and a personal injury claim for damages based on products liability.
Parties that may be liable for the physical, financial and emotional damages suffered by victims can include manufacturers of defective products, as well as wholesalers, retailers and some others in the chain of distribution. These parties may be liable for the victim’s medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering damages. Protections may be available to both victims and their families depending on the circumstances.
Dangerous and defective products can include construction tools and equipment; industrial equipment; household and lawn equipment such as lawn mowers; power tools; home appliances; personal care products; children’s toys and other types of everyday products including cars. Consumers have the right to be safe when using everyday products which is why the legal process helps hold manufacturers of dangerous or defective products accountable when their products have harmed victims.
It is important for victims of defective or dangerous products to be familiar with the resources available to help get them the support they need during the recovery process. Personal injury legal protections can help them recover compensation for the injuries they have suffered when harmed by a dangerous or defective product. It is helpful for victims and their families to know how these protections work and trained guidance can also be useful when they are pursuing a claim for damages.