Curious about product liability law in Indiana? Here are three facts you should know.
- First, product liability law applies to situations in which someone has been hurt or harmed by using products that, by law, should have been safe for consumers. Companies or organizations that make products, distribute them, or are part of the supply chain are required to protect consumers from harmful or defective materials and products. If they did not do so, they could be liable for injuries to the public.
- Two, product liability law covers a wide array of products. It can cover products made for children, such as child safety seats, cribs, and toys. It can apply to household products, such as perishable and nonperishable food, fans, batteries, or defective products. It can cover medical-related injuries, such as those from prescriptions, medical devices, medical implants, and birth control patches. It can apply to automobile tires, brakes, seatbelts, and other safety equipment
- Three, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issues a report of products recalled due to dangers or defects that have caused serious harm. However, the report may not be comprehensive.
What Should I Do if I Have Been Harmed By A Defective Product?
If you think you or a loved one may have a product liability case, it is advisable to discuss the matter with an attorney.
It is also advisable to save items that malfunctioned or did not work properly and any material related to the event: clothes, property, or pictures of the injured person. It is also important to keep the packaging and paperwork that came with the product. These items will help an attorney identify the manufacturer responsible for the injuries.
As always, our attorneys offer a confidential free case evaluation. Call Wilson Kehoe Winingham at 317-920-6400 or if it’s easier, you can also contact us online to discuss your potential product liability claim.