What is Product Liability?


Every year, defective and unsafe products cause thousands of injuries in the United States. Product liability laws help protect consumers from defective and dangerous products, manufacturers must abide by these laws to keep consumers safe.

Manufacturers are required to provide adequate instructions and warnings on products in which a potential risk of harm associated with the product could be reduced by instructions or warnings. Also taken into account is whether the exclusion of a reasonable warning or instruction affects the product’s safeness.

When creating instructions and warning labels, the product manufacturer must do two things: warn the consumer of the product’s unforeseen dangers and provide instructions on how to use the product so that it can be used safety and potential dangers can be avoided.

While warnings are not always required, they must be provided when:

  • The product presents a danger.
  • The manufacturer is aware of the danger.
  • The danger is present when the product is used for its intended purpose or in a reasonable manner.
  • The danger is not obvious to a reasonable user.

Product manufacturers are required to provide a sufficient warning when necessary. If the product manufacturer fails to provide an adequate warning when a warning is required, then the manufacturer can be held liable in the event that the product causes harm to a consumer.

If you have been harmed by a defective or unsafe product, contact the product liability lawyers at the Law Office of Daniel L. Crandall. Product liability lawyers can help consumers navigate the complex legalities of product safety and receive the compensation they are entitled to. The Law Office of Daniel L. Crandall has over 100 years of combined experience protecting the rights of injured victims, and has represented clients who have suffered harm from defective or unsafe power tools, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, helmets, motor vehicles and car parts, children’s toys, and industrial, manufacturing and agricultural equipment.

To learn more about products liability law, visit http://www.crandalllaw.com/Personal-Injury/Products-Liability/.