Anatomy of a Lawsuit: What is Product Liability

Nov 2, 2022

Understanding Product Liability Lawsuits

John P. Bennett, Attorney at Law specializes in providing legal representation for individuals who have been injured as a result of defective products. In today's consumer-driven world, we rely heavily on various products to enhance our lives and make them more convenient. However, when a product is poorly designed, manufactured incorrectly, or lacks proper warnings, it can lead to serious injuries and sometimes even death.

What is Product Liability?

Product liability refers to the legal responsibility held by manufacturers, distributors, and sellers for injuries caused by their defective products. When a product is defective, those who were harmed as a result may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other related damages.

There are three main types of defects that can give rise to product liability claims:

1. Design Defects:

A design defect exists when a product's design is inherently dangerous or defective, regardless of how well it is manufactured. These defects typically occur during the initial design phase and can affect entire product lines. Examples of design defects include products that are prone to breaking, toys with small parts that pose a choking hazard, or vehicles with faulty braking systems.

2. Manufacturing Defects:

Manufacturing defects occur when a product deviates from its intended design during the manufacturing process. These defects usually affect only a certain batch or specific units of a product, rather than the entire product line. Manufacturing defects can result from errors on the assembly line, the use of substandard materials, or negligence during production.

3. Marketing Defects:

Marketing defects, also known as failure to warn defects, occur when a product lacks adequate warnings, instructions, or labels about potential risks associated with its use. Manufacturers and sellers have a responsibility to provide clear and comprehensive information to consumers so they can make informed decisions. Failure to do so can result in a product liability claim if someone is injured as a result of using the product.

Proving Product Liability

Proving product liability requires establishing several key elements:

1. Duty of Care:

The injured party must demonstrate that the manufacturer, distributor, or seller owed a duty of care to ensure the product was safe for its intended use.

2. Breach of Duty:

The injured party must show that the defendant breached their duty of care by allowing a defective product to enter the market.

3. Causation:

It must be proven that the defective product was the direct cause of the injuries sustained.

4. Damages:

The injured party must provide evidence of the damages suffered as a result of using the defective product.

Why Choose John P. Bennett, Attorney at Law

When it comes to product liability lawsuits, having an experienced and dedicated attorney on your side is crucial. John P. Bennett, Attorney at Law has been successfully representing clients in product liability cases for over two decades. With a deep understanding of the complexities involved, he fights tirelessly to ensure his clients' rights are protected and that they receive the compensation they deserve.

John P. Bennett, Attorney at Law takes a client-centered approach, providing personalized attention and support throughout the entire legal process. He works closely with experts in various fields to gather evidence, build a strong case, and maximize the chances of a favorable outcome. His extensive knowledge of product liability laws and his commitment to achieving justice for his clients have earned him a reputation as a trusted advocate in the legal community.

Contact John P. Bennett, Attorney at Law

If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective product, don't wait to seek legal help. Product liability cases can be complex, and time is of the essence when it comes to gathering evidence and filing a lawsuit. Contact John P. Bennett, Attorney at Law today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your legal options. Let us fight for your rights and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Gabriel Gavin
Great information on product liability!
Nov 12, 2023
Charles Kidd
Informative and necessary.
Nov 9, 2023