Did you know that manufacturers of a product can be held liable for injuries resulting from a defect in their product? This also applies to products that were falsely represented or marketed. While all products in the U.S. and Pennsylvania are held to this standard, some product are held to an even higher level of responsibility. Products that are inherently dangerous are considered strictly liable for any injury or damages to a user.
These strict liability laws were put in place to help deter any unnecessary injury to the end user or consumer due to product liability. This ensures that products are safe for consumers to use which is, of course, most important. It also shifts the costs associated with defective products from consumers to manufacturers. The strict liability movement aims at improving overall product safety and fully compensating injured consumers of defective products.
So, how does this system work if you or a loved one has been injured by a product that is held to a strict liability standard? Strict liability claims are actually easier for the injured to prove in comparison to regular product liability claims. This is because products that fall under strict liability are held to stricter standards that products that fall under just regular product liability laws.
Pennsylvanians who file a product liability claim can receive financial compensation for not bodily injury, property damage and more.
In addition, it is worth noting that if these costs can be attributed to a third party, it may be worthwhile to try. The outcome could make a positive difference for those who have had bad luck.
Source: injury.findlaw.com, “Product Liability Law: Some Legal Background,” Accessed May 2, 2016