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Categorizing product liability laws

On Behalf of | Mar 3, 2017 | Products Liability |

The law that protects consumers from the consumption of unsafe or hazardous products is called the product liability law, which gives consumers the power to take legal actions against manufacturers. All products are required to meet consumer expectations and the consumer has the right to sue the company if the product leads to any kind of physical injury or inability to meet basic expectations.


Many product liability disputes are settled out of court so that the reputation of the company remains intact. Product liability claims are categorized into manufacturing and design defects, marketing defects and defective product by characteristics.

Manufacturing and design defects are those that were there when the product was being sold and had been caused during production. Marketing defects are those which can be a result of inadequate details provision for the safety of the consumer. Defective products are those that are defective in any other form. The court needs proof that the injury was caused by the defect, which may require pre-trial discovery. The defense attorney is likely to use multiple strategies to prove otherwise to save the manufacturer. A commonly used strategy is to hold the consumer responsible for altering the product in a way that has caused the damage.

In case you have to face a situation that is linked to product liability, you are advised to get in touch with an experienced attorney to help your business in dealing successfully with a product liability case by coming up with a suitable strategy and appropriate guidance.