What is Product Liability?
Product liability is a responsibility on the part of a manufacturer or vendor for any injuries that their products, when used properly, cause. Defects and malfunctions occur in all types of consumer goods, from motor vehicles to everyday household items. Accidents caused by these products can occur at home, school, work, on the road, or in a hospital or business.
Breach of Warranty
A breach of warranty occurs when a company expresses or implies that a product is free from defects, and the opposite is found to be true. The “doctrine of strict liability” applies in most of these cases. This means proof of negligence does not need to be established when a clear defect in a product is demonstrated.
Liability for a product defect can lie with one or many parties, including the manufacturer, the designer, the distributor, and the retailer. Often, manufacturers take money-saving short cuts that result in consumer injury. Examples of these shortcuts include design flaws, faulty maintenance, or usage instructions that are minimal, unclear, or misleading.
Filing a Claim
Filing personal injury claims of any kind can be very complex. Meanwhile, manufacturers often have their own legal counsel prepared to argue that your injury was no fault of their client. You will need compensation in order to recover from your losses, so the importance of trusting your case to an experienced law firm with a proven track record cannot be overstated.
The attorneys at Rubin & Machado have handled many defective product cases and have obtained multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for their clients. You can depend on us to create a compelling case on your behalf and provide aggressive representation. If you believe a defective product is to blame for an injury, or has resulted in the wrongful death of a loved one, we are here to help.
As consumers, we trust manufacturers to create products that operate as advertised and pose no harm. When a product is defective, the consequences can be devastating, and injured parties deserve ample compensation. Please contact Rubin & Machado, Ltd. today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We will carefully review your injuries, medical records, and the product in question to determine if you have a case.