There are three types of products liability lawsuits. They are warning, design and manufacturing.
How is a product defective?
A product can be defective because there is something wrong with the way it was manufactured, something wrong with the way it was designed or there were inadequate warnings in place.
The defendant may be a manufacturer or seller of the good.
Products liability in Arizona, and many states, is strict liability. If any of the following scenarios exist, the manufacturer and/or seller handles the plaintiff’s injuries. Regardless of whether the defendant used reasonable care in manufacturing, designing or implementing warnings.
- Inadequate warning
- Defective design
- Defective manufacture
The plaintiff must simply show that, at the time the product left the defendant’s hands, the product was defective under any of these theories…
The entity intended that the product be sold to consumers and the defect caused the plaintiff’s injuries.
What should I be prepared for with my lawsuit?
Product liability lawsuits are expert witness intensive and need skilled attorneys. Without the experts weighing in on your behalf, the lawsuit could take longer, be more difficult to win, and you could become very frustrated with the results.
If you or a family member has been injured by a product, consult an experienced attorney. Find out whether you may have a product liability case and if so which theories are applicable.