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Whom can you hold liable in a product liability claim?

On Behalf of | Apr 27, 2019 | Product Liability |

When Orlando residents purchase a product, they expect it to work as promised, and they certainly do not expect it to cause an injury. Unfortunately, if a product is defective or dangerous, injury can occur, sometimes with severe results. The law allows victims of product injury to pursue compensation for their harm in a legal setting, but how do you know whom to target in a product liability claim?

Identifying all responsible parties can be challenging, but it is the best way to acquire the full amount of compensation you deserve for your suffering. For example, if you only target the person who sold you the product, your compensation could be minimal. Even worse, other negligent parties could escape the consequences of their careless actions.

The attorney you choose to represent your interests in a product liability claim should be able to help you uncover all responsible parties. Examples of whom to target in your claim may include the following:

  • The manufacturer of the defective item
  • The manufacturer of the product’s component parts
  • The wholesale dealer
  • Any parties involved in the item’s assembly or installation
  • The retail store owner that sold you the product

Rarely, you may be able to take legal action against all of the parties listed above. However, in most cases, only a few of the parties are the ones that are responsible for your injuries. When you consider the expenses associated with serious injuries such as medical bills and lost wages, it makes good sense to do all you can to recover your financial losses. For most, a product liability claim is the best way to accomplish this goal.

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