Each year, thousands of consumers are injured from defective or dangerous products sold in the stream of commerce. Thus, the law imposes liability on manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers or anyone who places these dangerous or defective merchandise in the marketplace.
Defect can occur in the manufacturing process, design of the product or failure to adequately warn of the risks.
The product liability law is based upon theories of strict liability, negligence or breach of warranty.
Sometimes, the seller will request to inspect the defective or dangerous device in question that has caused the injuries. In this scenario, it’s essential to preserve the defective or dangerous item and contact a qualified and competent counsel immediately for assistance and representation. Do not simply return the merchandise without consulting with legal counsel. This defective or dangerous product may disappear in the seller’s custody.