Who To Sue For A Defective Product Injury
Even when you take a gamble by buying a product that you see on a late-night infomercial, you probably assume that the worst-case scenario is that the product won’t work as advertised. It is a much worse situation when the product not only doesn’t work as advertised, but causes serious injury as a result. If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be facing significant medical bills, and be unsure of where to turn for support or financial compensation. The good news is that there is legal protection for consumers who buy products.
Strict Liability for Defective Product Injuries
If you have been injured by a defective product, the good news is that you have an easier case ahead of you than most personal injury claims would be. This is because there is strict liability for defective product cases. This means that if you were injured, you must only prove that the product was defective and that it caused your injury. You do not have to prove that the manufacturer intended for the product to be defective or acted negligently in designing or manufacturing it. If the product contained or defect or was designed defectively, that is enough to establish liability.
Liable Parties in a Defective Product Lawsuit
There are a number of parties who may be liable in a defective product lawsuit. It is important to identify the kind of defect in order to determine which parties may have been liable in causing it. There are three kinds of defective product lawsuits. The first is a design defect, which means that the product was manufactured correctly but the way it was designed would inherently cause injury. On the other hand, a manufacturing defect occurs when the design is not properly implemented, and an error was made during the manufacturing process that resulted in injury. Finally, there are failure-to-warn claims, where the warnings were not sufficient to prevent a reasonably foreseeable injury. Depending on the kind of defect, you may be able to sue the manufacturer, supplier, designer, retailer, or advertiser. The best way to determine which parties may be held liable for your injuries is to contact an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can review your claim and determine the best path forward.
Contact Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby, LLP
If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective product, the experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys at Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby, LLP will fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to. Contact Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby, LLP to schedule a consultation today.