Product Liability and Your Rights
Defective products appear on the market every day. This has become even more commonplace due to the proliferation of items made cheaply in other countries. You might have unknowingly purchased a counterfeit electronic device or one that, although authentic, was defective in a manner that injured you or a loved one. Thankfully, you have some recourse after being harmed by a product, no matter where it came from.
Tracing the Chain of Distribution
Determining who is at fault for your personal injury requires your representative to trace the path that the device made before it reached you. There are three main links in this chain, starting with you and working its way backward. The first is the store or retailer where you bought the item. It could be a brick and mortar shop or even an online location. Either way, they might be at fault, simply because they sold you the product. Even if they weren’t involved in the manufacturing process, they could be held liable.
The next link in the chain is the supplier or distributor. These companies are the “middlemen” who are responsible for moving the products from the manufacturer to the stores. Again, although they never come into contact with the customers, they might be liable for your injury, especially if they knew something about the product that they didn’t disclose.
Finally, the chain ends where it all began – in the manufacturer’s plant. No matter where the manufacturer is located, if they made a faulty item or even a counterfeit one, they could be liable for your injuries. It all depends on their actions. Plus, these manufacturers tend to have liability insurance, which makes them a good place to start when trying to obtain compensation for your injuries, especially when the other links in the chain can’t be blamed. However, this is all up to your personal injury attorney and it depends on your particular case.
Personal Injuries Caused By Products
In this day and age, people should not be injured by the products that they buy. However, so many of the manufacturers, suppliers, and stores take shortcuts in order to maximize their profits. This leads to products that can cause major injuries when they are used. If this has happened to you, then you have recourse. You need justice – not a new product. You need to contact me because I’ll Make Them Pay!®
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