Can I Sue If I Am Hurt By A Poorly Made Product?

by Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC on February 1, 2010

in Buffalo Defective Products - Product Liability

A person injured by a defective product may bring a lawsuit to recover damages for that injury.  So, for example, if a person living in the City of Buffalo is badly hurt when using a poorly made piece of lawn equipment, he or she may bring a lawsuit in Erie County Court.

Defective product lawsuits are commonly called product liability cases.  To recover damages in such cases, the injured party usually must establish that the defective product is inherently dangerous as it was designed or manufactured. If this is not the case, then whether the injured party can receive compensation may hinge on whether the maker of the product knew, or had reason to know, that the item was defective.

The injured party must also prove that the defect in the product was the cause of the injury.  In some cases, product liability cases may be brought in the form of class action lawsuits where compensation is sought for a large number of people injured by a defective product.

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