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Posted by Robin on Nov 6, 2018

How do defective product lawsuits work?

Normally when I buy a product that ends up being defective, I’ll just return the product and ask for a refund. I don’t have time to spend lots of energy on little day to day issues like a faulty hairdryer. But I recently had a situation go awfully wrong. It went so wrong that I actually looked into the possibility to sue for a faulty product. I learned a lot about defective product liability on the Law Offices of Seaton & Bates, PLLC website. It turns out, some people have been in even worse situations than me, and lawyers are available to help get defective product accidents worked out.

It turns out, there are a couple different entities that can be held responsible for a defective product. I thought that the manufacturer was the only person that could get in trouble for that sort of thing, but it turns out there are many more people involved in the process than I realized. Any outside, third-party design firm could face liability for a defective product. If products become defective during shipping, the company in charge of that could also be held liable. Lastly, the store owner could also be held liable if they do anything to change the product and make it defective before selling it to the public.

There are a lot of people involved in the process from start to finish, and I am sure that it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact moment when a product becomes defective in any given situation. Luckily, lawyers have expert witnesses and the statements of industry professionals to help guide them and determine who was at fault.

Some of the big manufacturing corporations also have in-house lawyers to represent them in defective product cases. Because of that, it’s basically impossible to get a settlement for your damages without hiring a lawyer yourself. I would recommend that anyone who ended up in the hospital due to a defective product hire a lawyer to get them what they deserve.


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