Products liability law refers to the area of the law that helps victims who have been injured by a dangerous or defective everyday product. It is alarming to be injured by an everyday product that victims should be able to confidently rely on the safety of which is why they are protected by products liability personal injury legal protections.
Products that may injure victims can include, but are not limited to, construction tools and equipment, power tools for home use, home appliances, furniture, personal care products, children’s toys and industrial equipment and chemicals. Unfortunately, the list of products that may injure an everyday user is long and the injuries that can result can be serious.
Victims who have suffered serious injuries because of a dangerous or defective product may be able to recover compensation for the damages they have suffered from a variety of different parties. Parties that may be liable to injured victims can include manufacturers of a defective or dangerous product, as well as wholesalers, distributors, retailers and those that manufacture component parts or assemble the product. Whether the victim has suffered cuts, contusions and broken bones or catastrophic injuries because of a dangerous or defective product, legal protections are available to help them with their damages.
A personal injury claim for damages can help injured victims recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages; additional types of damages may also be available depending on the circumstances. It is important for victims of dangerous or defective products to know how to hold those responsible accountable and ensure they receive the help they need for the harm they have suffered.