Product Liability

Dangerous and defective products cause thousands of injuries every year in the U.S. These products include all sorts of consumer goods, running the gamut from children's products to consumer electronics and vehicles. Product liability laws are based on the the premise that companies generally have a duty to protect consumers from potential hazards. Courts have held that manufacturers generally have more insight and knowledge about their products, so it falls to them to assume financial responsibility for any injuries or damage they cause.