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Who Is Responsible for Harm Caused by a Product?

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When you use certain products, you never expect to suffer harm caused by the product, especially when using the product as intended. However, products can be defective or malfunction, resulting in injuries.

If you suffer injuries and other losses caused by a product, a product liability lawyer can help you pursue financial recovery.

In this blog you will understand that who is responsible for harm caused by a product.

Understanding Product Liability Lawsuits



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When a defective product harms you, you’ll likely want to hold the responsible party accountable and pursue compensation for your injuries and financial burdens. That’s where a product liability lawsuit comes in.

Product liability laws protect victims who suffer injuries due to a defective or malfunctioning product. It allows victims to seek financial recovery from manufacturers, sellers, or whoever could be responsible for the product.

Usually, three types of product defects could cause consumers harm and give rise to a product liability lawsuit:

  • Design Defects: Flaws with the way the product was designed; something in the design caused the product to be unsafe
  • Manufacturing Defects: Problems with the way the product was manufactured or assembled
  • Marketing Defects: Issues with how the product was marketed, including improper labels, inadequate instructions, or missing safety warnings.

Because there are no federal product liability laws, these cases are typically based on state laws. Product liability lawsuits commonly involve negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty.

Product liability lawsuits can be confusing and challenging to navigate, but a product liability lawyer can handle your claim and work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve.  

Who’s Liable in a Product Liability Lawsuit for a Defective Product?


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One of the most difficult parts of a product liability case is determining who is liable for your harm. While challenging, it is also necessary, as you need to know who’s responsible in order to pursue compensation from that party.

A product liability case can involve several responsible parties, depending on the details of your situation. Potentially liable parties include:

  • The party who designed the product
  • The product manufacturer
  • The manufacturer of parts used in the product
  • The party responsible for assembling the product
  • The wholesaler
  • The retailer that sold you the product

Your product liability lawyer can investigate your case to determine who is responsible for the harm caused by a defective product.

Proving a Defective Product Liability Claim


To prove your claim, your product liability attorney must satisfy certain elements. The elements you need to prove usually depend on your case and your state’s laws but often involve establishing the following:

  • You suffered an injury
  • The product that caused your injury is defective
  • The defect in the product caused your injury
  • You were using the product as intended when you suffered your injury

Your product liability lawyer can use relevant evidence to help prove all necessary elements and hold the responsible party accountable.

Discuss Your Case with a Product Liability Attorney


Suffering an injury after using a defective product can have long-lasting effects on your health and finances. Compensation can help relieve some of the stress and help get your life back on track.

After sustaining harm caused by a product, contact The Joel Bieber Firm for a complimentary consultation. 

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