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What is Products Liability?

According to Black’s Law Dictionary, products liability refers to the legal liability of manufacturers and sellers to compensate buyers, users, and even bystanders, for damages or injuries suffered because of defects in goods purchased. A personal injury claim can arise from a design defect, and manufacturing defect, or a breach of warranty. Depending on the type of products liability, a claim can be brought under negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty. Each claim varies in how a defendant can be held responsible for your injuries.

Design Defect

A design defect is occurs when a product is defectively designed, making it unsafe for consumers. All products with this design will have the same defect.

Manufacturing Defect

A manufacturing defect occurs when a product is improperly put together, thus making it unsafe to consumers.

Breach of Warranty

A breach of warranty means there is a flaw in how the product is marketed.

How a Claim Arises

A claim must arise from a product that was sold in the marketplace. A products liability claim used to require privity of contract. Privity of contract means there must be a relationship between the injured party and the manufacturer or supplier of the dangerous or defective product. Privity of contract can be created when the injured party was the purchaser of the dangerous or defective product. However, products liability law has changed so that products liability is no longer required for an injured party to recover. Now a party who could foreseeably be injured by the dangerous or defective product can file a claim for their injuries. For example, a child who is injured by a dangerous or defective oven purchased by his parent could file a claim against the toaster’s manufacturer, retailer, and anyone else in the chain of sale.

Contact Stolmeier Law, San Antonio Products Liability Lawyers

We are San Antonio products liability lawyers. Stolmeier law has over 35 years of experience helping personal injury victims in San Antonio and South Texas. Stolmeier Law is dedicated to developing and researching your claim. We have the experience and knowledge to maximize your compensation.  So if you or a loved one was seriously injured by a dangerous or defective product, Contact Stolmeier Law, San Antonio products liability lawyers.