When dangerous or unfit products are sold to consumers, serious injuries may result. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, then you may be able to recover compensation for your losses through a product liability claim.
Virtually any products may be the basis for a product liability claim. A defective product ranges from a part on your car that did not work as intended (for example a seat belt) to a consumer product, such as a child's toy, that causes injury to the child. A prescription drug that may cause dangerous and unnecessary side effects. If a product defect causes an injury to you or a family member you may have the basis for a product liability claim.
Product liability claims require a thorough investigation of the product and what caused the defect. A determination about which party in the manufacturing chain is responsible for your or your loved one's injuries must be made. Depending on the nature of the defect, various parties could be held responsible under product liability law, including the manufacturer, parts manufacturer, assembling manufacturer, packaging company, wholesaler or retailer.
There are different types of theories under which product liability lawsuits may be brought, including:
Negligence - A negligence product liability claim requires proof that the defective product was made defective as a result of negligence on the part of one of the parties in the manufacturing a design chain.
Strict Liability - A strict liability claim shows that your or your loved one's injuries are the result of a defective product. A strict liability claim does not have to establish negligence; rather, it simply establishes that the product was defective and that the defect was a substantial factor in producing the injury.
Breach of Warranty - If you or a loved one is injured by a product, you may be able to file a breach of warranty lawsuit. Although many breach of warranty lawsuits are filed when there is either a written or expressed warranty, the law also recognizes certain implied warranties.
CHOOSING A QUALIFIED MASSACHUSETTS PRODUCT LIABILITY LAWYER
It is critical that you act immediately and hire an experienced product liability lawyer as soon as possible after an accident resulting from a defective product to protect your legal rights. At Sheff Law, we have been helping victims of products liability cases for over six decades. We recognize that an injury from a defective product can be devastating for victims and their families. Our lawyers have the resources and experience to help you recover from your injuries and get you the maximum compensation possible.
It is critical that you act immediately to protect your rights
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a defective product, please fill out the form to the left, or call an experienced Boston attorney at Sheff Law at 617-227-7000 or 888-423-4477 (toll free) to schedule a free of charge initial consultation.
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