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III. Injuries Due to Motor Vehicles  

B. Liability Principles

A. Description

 

C. Personal Injury Cases

B. Avoiding an Accident

VI.

Animal Attacks

C. Fault

 

A. Personal Injuries

D. Uninsured or Underinsured Motorists

 

B. Burdon of Proof

IV.

Injuries Due to Products

 

C. Determining Fault

 

A. Personal Injuries from Dangerous
    or Defective Products

VII.

What is a Claim Worth?

B. The Plaintiff's Burden in a Dangerous
     or Defective Product Personal Injury Case

VIII.

Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer-How Do I Choose The Best One For Me?

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Injuries Due to Products
Personal Injuries from Dangerous or Defective Products

If you have been injured when using a product that was in a defective or dangerous condition when you purchased it, you may be able to recover damages from the manufacturer or seller in a products liability based personal injury suit. The law on this is based on the responsibility of a manufacturer or other provider of goods to ensure they are providing safe products for the consumer.

They will compensate users of the goods for injuries caused by defective or dangerous products if it is proven that they placed them into the buyer's hands, making them accountable. Injured persons can be advised by competent personal injury lawyers that will know whether they may have a claim against a product manufacturer or seller and may assist them in recovery of the damages to which they are legally entitled.

The "Product Liability" law governs the liability of the manufacturer (or other provider) for products that injure anyone that uses them. This includes both manufacturers and dealers, as they are the ones that are in the best position to ensure the safety of their products. Any product determined to be dangerous leads the manufacturer, dealer, or other provider that produced or sold the product to be held accountable for consequential injuries. In order to determine if the manufacturer or dealer is responsible for an injury, it is best to consult a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer. It is the personal injury lawyer that should advise anyone on whether or not a claim against a product provider should be filed as they have the experience and the ability to assist clients in obtaining settlements to recover the compensation to which they are legally entitled.

The Plaintiff's Burden in a Dangerous or Defective Product Personal Injury Case


Simply claiming a product was defective in design or production is not adequate for a product liability action. It has to be proven by the plaintiff that the manufacturer was at fault and the product caused the injuries. This includes that the product was used as intended by the manufacturer or the manufacturer should have been able to predict that the product could be "misused" and a warning should have been established in the literature or packaging of the product. The product's possible dangers are the manufacturer's responsibility. It is the plaintiff's responsibility to prove the product was the cause of the injuries with credible evidence. Design defects are much more difficult to prove.

It often requires expert testimony and proof that the entire product line is subject to having the same defect, causing unreasonable hazards. Showing that the product was the single cause of the injuries may be complicated. If more than one cause is possible, it must be proven that the product defect was the main reason for the injuries.

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