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What Constitutes Product Liability?

Product liability law governs who may be held responsible for damages when a defective product injures consumers. Get the facts on what constitutes a valid product liability claim so you know how to protect your rights.

What is Product Liability?

Product liability refers to a manufacturer or seller being held responsible for placing a defective product into the hands of consumers. The defect may occur during the product’s design, manufacture, and sale, and depending on where in the production process the defect occurred, different parties may be held liable.

In general, the parties that may be held liable for a product defect include the following:

  • The product manufacturer

  • A manufacturer of component parts

  • A party that assembles the product

  • The wholesaler

  • The retailer

In order to have a valid product liability claim, the consumer must be able to prove the following:

  • The product had an inherent design or manufacturing defect, was mislabeled, or was marketed for improper use.

  • A consumer was injured while using the product in a reasonably safe and proper manner.

  • The defect was the cause of the consumer’s injuries.

Due to the complex nature of product liability law, it’s in your best interest to contact a qualified product liability attorney who can help you navigate through the legal process.

At Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, PLLC, we believe that defective products need to be exposed for what they are. We fight to help victims recover much-needed financial compensation for the injuries or losses they have experienced.

Contact us today at (757) 330-3425 to learn how we can help you.