Product Liability Law FAQ

1. Q. What is Product Liability Law exactly?

A. Product Liability Law governs those who are responsible for creating a product which causes injuries or damages. It covers the manufacturer, wholesaler and even the retail distributor of the product as well as those who may have experienced damages or injuries and compensation for those individuals.

2. Q. What sort of damages are covered by Product Liability Law?

A. The damages that are covered by Product Liability Law are those which are caused by faulty design, manufacturing defects or marketing defects.

3. Q. What if the manufacturer or designer was extremely careful regarding the design or creation of the product which caused damages or injuries?

A. According to the law, it does not matter how careful the designer or manufacturer were in the product's creation – they are liable if the product was faulty in any way and if it caused damages or injuries?

4. Q. What do you have to prove in order to win a Product Liability Law case?

A. In order to win a Product Liability Law case, your lawyer must prove that the product or item was in fact defective. This may be proven through specific injuries, displaying the defective product or other methods.

5. Q. What exactly is a design defect of a specific product?

A. A design defect occurs when an error is made or something is overlooked by the individual or company who creates the design for a specific product.

6. Q. What exactly is a manufacturer defect of a specific product?

A. A manufacturer defect occurs when the manufacturer neglects something or makes an error during the actual making of the product or item which has been found to be faulty.

7. Q. What exactly is a marketing defect of a specific product?

A. A marketing defect occurs when the marketer who sells the product fails to place appropriate warning labels or instructions which would explain to the consumer how to use the product in a safe way. For instance, if a certain pill makes an individual too sleepy or groggy to drive, the marketer must place warning labels on that bottle of pills so customers will know not to drive while taking the medication.

8. Q. If I have been a victim of a defective product, should I hire an attorney?

A. It's advisable to hire an attorney if you feel you have a valid case which falls under product liability laws. Knowledgeable attorneys know the ins and outs of the laws and will be able to answer all of your questions and determine the best angle to take with your case.

9. Q. How can I tell whether I have a case which falls under product liability law?

A. If you have sustained injuries or damages from a product which was designed incorrectly, created incorrectly or marketed without the appropriate instructions for use – you may have a case which falls under product liability law. In order to truly determine if you have a case or not, it's important that you speak with a competent attorney.

10. Q. Can you have a case which falls under product liability laws if you are not a consumer but rather an employee who works near faulty products?

A. It is possible if you have been injured or have received damages from this product. For instance, workers who have breathed a product that is damaging or something similar may have a product liability law case. Contact an attorney to determine whether or not you have a case.

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