Updated April 29, 2019
When someone is injured or killed due to a defective product, who is at fault? The manufacturer? The seller? How do you know?
Product liability cases cover various instances of defective products, whether because of a manufacturing mistake, design defect, or insufficient warning label.
Curious about product liability law in Indiana? Here are three facts you should know.
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.
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 other defective products. It can cover medical-related injuries, such as those from prescriptions, medical devices, medical implants, and birth control patches. It can also apply to automobile tires, brakes, seat belts, and other safety equipment
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.
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 materials related to the event: clothes, property, and 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.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a defective product, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Products Liability Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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