Defective products are not only disappointing but they can also lead to serious injury or death. Product liability deals with liability on the part of the manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer of a defective product that causes injury. You can file a claim for product liability even if you did not purchase the product yourself.
Under Arizona law, a defective product’s designer or manufacturer may be held liable for any injury or death caused by the product under three different theories of liability:
- Negligence – A manufacturer can be held liable for injury or death due to failure to exercise ordinary care in manufacturing or design.
- Strict Liability – A manufacturer can be held liable for injury or death regardless of proof of negligence if the product is believed to be reasonably dangerous.
- Breach of Warranty – A manufacturer can be held liable for injury or death if the products failed to meet with implied warranties of the product.
A thorough legal analysis and product analysis must be performed before filing a claim. It is important to keep all receipts, registration cards and credit card bills related to the defective product in order to prove its age to the manufacturer’s insurance company. There are also time constraints when filing for product liability. Contact Phoenix Personal Injury Attorneys right away or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form and an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney will contact you to discuss your options. Don’t lose your right to file a claim by waiting too long.
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