Dangerous and Defective Products

Those who market and sell dangerous products are liable for injuries to the users of those products under the law of “Strict Product Liability”. If you have been injured because of a defective and dangerous product, we can help. This firm has handled many product liability cases on behalf of injured persons, and we are very familiar with the requirements of those claims.

Up until a few decades ago, large corporations could keep consumers who were hurt by their defective products from any recovery, because the consumer could not prove that he actually bought the product directly from the manufacturer, but instead purchased it from a retail store or dealership. In response to that need for better consumer protection, the courts of most states developed what has been known as the law of strict product liability. A manufacturer of a defective and unreasonably dangerous product is liable to the user of that product as long as the manufacturer places the product into the stream of commerce, and it reaches the user without substantial change in its condition. The injured party does not have to prove negligence, only that the product was defective and unreasonably dangerous.

A product is not defective just because it is dangerous. For instance, a knife is not defective because it is sharp. However, a knife that is sold with improperly tempered steel that shatters and lacerates the user’s hand would be defective and unreasonably dangerous.

Protect your rights to a fair settlement if you were hurt by a defective product. Call us for an appointment. There is no charge for the first meeting. (503-472-3770).

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