Defenses to Defective Product Liability

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Defenses to Defective Product Liability

If you have been injured by a defective product, then most likely the defendants (manufacturer, repairer and/or seller) will argue that your injury was not caused by the defect. The defenses that apply depend on whether the products liability claim is based on strict products liability or on negligence. Some of the common defenses are as follows:

How Can I Succeed in a Defective Product Liability Claim?

Most jurisdictions will hold a manufacturer or retailer responsible under a theory of strict liability if the consumer proves that the product is in a defective condition and unreasonably dangerous. Alternatively, a consumer can also claim that the manufacturer or retailer was negligent in producing this product.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you or a loved one have been injured by a malfunctioning or poorly designed device or machine, you should speak to a defective product attorney immediately to learn more about preserving your rights and remedies. Certain defective products may be part of a class action lawsuit.

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Last Modified: 05-23-2014 07:47 AM PDT

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