What is Product Liability?

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Product liability is a legal term that details the manufacturer, distributor, and seller’s responsibilities.  This includes what may happen if a buyer becomes injured by a defective product. Manufacturers are tasked by law with the responsibility of maintaining certain standards. 

According to product liability laws, buyers have legal protections concerning products deemed to be unreasonably dangerous. This includes products designed in ways in which dangers are not readily apparent.  Manufacturers are also responsible for testing and inspecting the products they make. Sellers are also responsible for making reasonable inspections of the items they choose to sell.

Product liability lawyers can help you determine if a manufacturer, distributor, or seller has neglected their legal duty of care. Read on for more information about the specifics of product liability law and how it’s different from your typical personal injury claim.

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