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Who is liable for a dangerous or defective product?

Products liability law is an area of the law that protects victims of dangerous or defective products. It is important for injured victims who have been harmed by a dangerous or defective product to know who may be liable for the harm they have suffered. This way they can properly pursue a legal claim in hopes of recovering compensation for their damages.

When successful, a products liability claim for damages can help injured victims with their physical, financial, and emotional damages suffered because of a dangerous or defective product. Parties that may be liable for a dangerous or defective product can include the manufacturer of the dangerous or defective product, the manufacturer of component parts of the dangerous or defective product, the party assembling or installing the dangerous or defective product, the wholesaler of the dangerous of defective product, and the retailer that sold the dangerous or defective product to the consumer.

There are different types of defects that parties ranging from the manufacturer to the retailer of the dangerous or defective product may be liable for depending on the circumstances. There may be a defect in the design of the product, its manufacturing, or in its marketing. Any of these defects can result in serious harm to consumers, even when they use the product as intended.

A products liability claim for damages can help victims of dangerous or defective products with the damages they have suffered. Damages can include physical, financial and emotional damages and victims can be greatly harmed by a dangerous or defective product.

Victims of dangerous or defective products should be familiar with the legal options available to help them as they may face an uncertain path forward following injuries suffered because of a dangerous or defective product. These victims should know about the legal remedies that are available to help them and how to go about seeking to hold those responsible for the dangerous or defective product accountable.

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