Product Liability

Product liability personal injury cases come in all shapes and sizes. They can be as little as something as a bone in a burger to a faulty electrical component. These type of cases generally result where the product does not function as a reasonable person would believe that the product would or where the product is unreasonably dangerous. 

Product liability personal injury cases generally have three likely parties that are at fault for the product that injured someone. These are the designer of the product, the manufacturer of the product, and the seller of then product.

The designer is liable for designs that are unsafe or have a fault in them where a safer mechanism or safer product was available and they knew or should have known of such a safer model but chose to riskier option.

The manufacturer is at fault where there was something that went wrong when putting the product together. The design of the product was sound, however, the placing of the components together used the wrong material or was done in a way that weakened the structural integrity of the product or some other way that made the product unreasonably dangerous.

The seller is responsible where they make certain claims that the product can be used for that are not listed on the product and the user tries such usage and the product does not work in this intended manner, ultimately injuring the user. These are called warranties of usage and are basically promises that the product can do something.

An example of all three of these things is a bicycle design. The designer of a bicycle whose frame breaks during a ride is liable where the structural integrity of the design was such that the bike was going to break under a certain threshold of force that is reasonably anticipated. Say a mountain bike's frame breaks when a rider jumps off a small hill just a month after purchase. However, the manufacturer could be liable if they did not use the requisite metal to make the frame that the designer called for and this difference is what caused the break. Finally, the seller could be liable if they state that the bike can go be ridden off of jumps or mountains but it wasn't designed to, and the rider relies on this information for purchase of the bike and the bike in fact cannot and the frame breaks by doing so.

Andrew Cherin has experience helping people that have suffered some of the following injuries:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries 
  • Broken Bones
  • Torn Muscles and Ligaments
  • Sprained Joints
  • Deep Cuts
  • Loss of Vision
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Sprained Necks
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Wrongful Death

If you have suffered one of these debilitating injuries, you need a trusted Seattle personal injury lawyer to represent you and make sure you are taking the proper steps to heal your injuries and receive compensation for your injuries.

Common reasons for accidents:

  • Bad bike design
  • Bad car design
  • Bad manufacturing of the bike
  • Bad manufacturing of the car
  • Bad design of a product
  • Bad manufacturing of a product

Contact Andrew Cherin, Attorney at Law a Seattle personal injury lawyer today at (206) 850-6716 for a free consultation today.