product liability

Product Liability

Product liability is an area of personal injury law that involves very complex litigation regarding defective products. Because the injuries caused by defective products are usually very serious, defective product cases require that manufacturers be held accountable for mistakes in the product and/or design of their product. You may be entitled to compensation in a defective product case if your product liability attorney can prove that the injuries you suffered were a direct result of a defect in the product. You may receive compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Prescription costs
  • Physical rehabilitation (if necessary)
  • Lost wages
  • Funeral expenses (if a wrongful death occurred)
  • Pain and suffering (only applies in some cases)


Types of Product Defects

There are basically three types of product defects:

  • Manufacturing defect
  • Design defect
  • Inadequate warnings

A manufacturing defect is an imperfection in the product that causes the product to fail. An example of a manufacturing defect would be faulty brakes on a new car.

A design defect occurs when the product was manufactured properly but is still defective in some way. For example, a perfectly manufactured silicone breast implant may rupture because the design of the implant is flawed. Another example is a sport utility vehicle being prone to rollovers in spite of the fact that it was manufactured exactly as directed.

All dangerous products must have adequate warnings. If a manufacturer or distributor fails to provide adequate safety warnings, then they may be responsible for your injuries.

Shore Dombrowski Law Firm, PC has the skills and experience to help you hold all negligent parties accountable so that you receive the compensation you deserve.

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Premise Liability

The legal term “premises liability” designates injuries or deaths that occur due to negligent maintenance or an unreasonably dangerous condition on property that is owned or leased by someone other than the person who was injured or killed, and the owner or lessee knew or should have known the condition existed.

Various types of premise liability:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Sidewalk trip and falls
  • Inadequate security
  • Elevator or escalator injuries
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Swimming pool injuries
  • Inadequate property maintenance
  • Animal attacks (dog bites)
  • Injuries arising in restaurants or stores
  • Elevator or escalator)accidents
  • Ice or snow accidents
  • Ceiling collapse
  • Defective stairways
  • Negligent security
  • Fire safety and building code violations
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Supermarket accidents

Most states have laws that require land owners and building owners to keep their property in a manner so as not to cause injury to others. Often these laws pertain to residential homeowners and business owners.

Business and property owners have a duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for any individual who comes onto their premises. If you or a loved one is injured because a property owner or a business owner failed to provide a reasonably safe environment, you may have a valid premises liability injury claim and may be able to collect damages incurred due to your injury.

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