If a defective product injures someone, the injured person may be entitled to compensation. The laws governing product liability encompass this. Those responsible for product liability may include the manufacturer, parts manufacturer, the designer, and even the seller. Companies can be responsible for injuries if there is a defect or flaw in the design of the product, when the company fails to warn customers that a product can be dangerous even if used in an intended or foreseeable way, or when the defect in the product occurs in the manufacturing or assembly process.
Examples of product liability cases:
- Defectively designed tires that caused tire blow-outs and vehicles to roll over
- Inadequate or lack of any warnings of inherent dangers of certain medications
- Use of weak materials
- Failure to properly label or mislabeling a product
Often times, a product liability case requires an expert to testify that a defect exists or that a warning is inadequate. For this reason, those injured by a product should contact an attorney who can then contact the appropriate expert in the field. Peter Mazzeo has over two decades of experience in personal injury and is experienced in the complexity of product liability cases, having tried a number of such cases.