Strict product liability holds that any seller, manufacturer or distributor is held responsible for injuries caused by defective products, even if measures were taken to avoid the defect. Product defects typically fall into one of three categories; manufacturing, design or inadequate warning. Strict product liability claims differ from other personal injury claims because there is no need to prove that the seller, manufacturer or distributor failed to meet any certain standard, though this does not make them automatically liable for injuries caused by the product. Defendants are not liable if the consumer used the product in a way that could lead to injury, if the consumer’s own carelessness contributed to the injury, or if some other form of interaction with the product led to the injury.
In a strict liability case, the seller, manufacturer or distributor will be strictly liable “regardless of intent or the exercise of reasonable care” for personal injury or property damage to consumers, users and by-standers caused by the goods it has manufactured or sold, if the injured party can prove that the product was in dangerous condition at the time of purchase, the retailer intended for the product to reach the consumer without changes to the product, and the harm to self or property was caused by the defective product.
If you have been harmed by a defective product, it is imperative that you speak to an attorney with experience handling strict product liability claims. Call Darfoor Law Firm at 1-833-DARFOOR for a free consultation. Those who have been injured by consumer products may be entitled to compensation to assist them in meeting their financial needs by holding those responsible for their injuries accountable.
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