What is product liability?

What Is Product Liability?

Product liability is a legal term involving the responsibility of manufacturers, sellers or distributors for injuries caused by a defective product. Victims can receive compensation for physical injuries and property damage resulting from defective products.

In California, a productive is defective if it did not perform as safely as an ordinary consumer would expect. Manufacturers and every other entity in the chain of commerce can be held responsible, regardless of fault, if the product is defective and causes injury or if they fail to warn of the risks of using the product.

Product liability lawsuits can be filed for all types of accidents and for any type of product. Even if the consumer used the product in a way that was not intended and was injured in the process, a product liability lawsuit can still be filed based on the concept of foreseeable misuse.

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