What Is A Buffalo Product Liability Personal Injury Lawsuit?

by Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC on July 31, 2015

in Buffalo Injury Questions and Answers

When a Buffalo resident is injured by a poorly made or badly designed product, it may be possible to pursue a personal injury lawsuit and recover damages for that injury.

The phrase “product liability” is a general term that can refer to a wide variety of different products.

Product liability personal injury cases can involve anything from cars with dangerous defects to poorly manufactured children’s toys to pharmaceuticals that have life-threatening side effects.

While this variety makes each product liability case unique, there are some general rules that apply in all product liability personal injury cases.

Most product liability cases will require the injured party to establish that the product he is she is claiming is defective was designed or manufactured with a flaw that makes it inherently dangerous.

An example of this type of claim is when a burn victim sues an automobile manufacturer after being injured in a car fire that occurred because the design of the vehicle failed to properly protect the gas tank from impact.

It is also possible to seek damages when the design of the product is not inherently dangerous but the maker of the product knew, or had reason to know, that the item was defective.

This type of personal injury case usually involves proving that the maker was aware of shoddy workmanship in the product that led to someone being injured, but did nothing about it.

In product liability cases, it is necessary to prove that it was the defect in the product that caused the injury and that the injured person was using the product as directed – or at least in a manner that could be reasonably anticipated.

When a large number of people are injured by the same defective product, product liability cases may be brought as class action lawsuits seeking damages for everyone who was injured.

If you have been injured as a result of another’s negligence, we can help you. Call us at 716-631-9999.

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