Products liability and the Chain of Supply

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Products containing inherent defects can cause harm to the purchaser

All products have many parties involved in bringing them to market and all of them may be liable if that product proves defective or unsafe. This chain of supply includes any party involved in the production, manufacturing, distribution, or sale of a product. For example, manufacturers of components such as a brake parts company who supplies items to a car maker or the car dealer who installs such parts may have liability if these parts fail.

Items containing inherent defects that cause harm to a purchaser of the product, or someone to whom the product was given are the subjects of products liability suits. While products are generally thought of as tangible personal property, products liability has stretched that definition to include chemical vapors, contaminated foods, defective automobiles, and incorrect maps or charts.

If you have been injured or suffered other damages because of a product you used, you may have a defective product liability claim. In evaluating whether you have a valid defective product liability claim and preparing your case, it is helpful to be familiar with what the law requires you to prove in order to win your case.

Liability suits and claims can be based on negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty of fitness depending on the jurisdiction within which the claim is based. Many states have enacted comprehensive products liability statutes. These statutory provisions can be very diverse such that the United States Department of Commerce has promulgated a Model Uniform Products Liability Act (MUPLA) for voluntary use by the states. There is no federal products liability law.

If you or someone you know has been personally injured or had property destroyed by a defective product, the DAG Law Firm may be able to help you recover compensation for your losses. Please contact our offices for a complete evaluation of your case.

If you’ve been injured financially or physically by  defective products and you need the services of a Personal Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles please contact us at (323) 947-2224 or visit the Personal Injury section on our website at the DAG Law Firm. Call today and we will connect you with Daniel A. Gibalevich, an experienced, aggressive, affordable Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles. After you have spoken with our Los Angeles Personal Injury Law attorney, we can schedule you a free face to face appointment to discuss your circumstances. If you have questions or are considering any aspect of Personal Injury Law, we can help! Call us now at (323) 947-2224. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with any and all Personal Injury Law needs.

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