Understanding Who Is Responsible For Defective Products

This blog recently discussed the serious nature of dangerous and defective products and the harm they can cause to victims. Important legal remedies are available to victims of dangerous or defective products, which is why injury victims should be aware of who may be held responsible for the injuries they suffer because of a dangerous or defective product.

There are many different kinds of product defects that may cause harm or injuries to victims, including manufacturing defects, design defects and marketing defects. Dangerous or defective products can include a variety of products such as everyday appliances, pharmaceutical drugs, tires or cars.

Who can be held accountable?

Fortunately, products liability law provides legal protections and remedies to injured victims to help them with their physical, financial and emotional damages. A products liability claim for damages may be brought against:

  • The manufacturer of the dangerous or defective product;
  • The manufacturer of component parts of the dangerous or defective product;
  • The party who assembled or installed the dangerous or defective product;
  • The wholesaler of the dangerous or defective product;
  • The distributor of the dangerous or defective product; or
  • The retailer who sold the dangerous or defective product to the consumer.

The law takes dangerous and defective products very seriously, which is why multiple at-fault parties may be held liable for the harm caused. A products liability claim for damages can hold those responsible accountable and help injured victims with their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Products liability law helps to keep the public safe from dangerous and defective products.

Dangerous or defective products undermine consumers’ reasonable expectations that they will be kept safe when using everyday products. As a result, victims of faulty and unsafe products should understand products liability legal protections available to them.