Product Liability

When a consumer or a customer buys a product, they expect it to be reasonably safe. After all, there is a long process a product has to go through before labeled as safe. Manufactures, suppliers, retailers, and marketers have the responsibility to ensure that their products are safe for consumers. When consumers or customers suffer damages because of the negligence of a company, the company can be held liable for the damages.

As a consumer in today’s society, you are always using products. For instance, the food that you eat for breakfast is a product. The car that you drive to work, school or any destination is also a product. We entrust companies, manufacturers, and retailers to ensure that these products are safe to use the way they are meant to be used. A product can be defective and dangerous in a multitude of ways. Products can have a design or manufacturing defect that can lead to severe injuries. Any product can be designed poorly or manufactured incorrectly — for instance, motor vehicles, household products, medical devices, and children’s products.

Product Liability claims can be challenging and confusing. Washington State’s Product Liability Act has various theories of liabilities available under the law. The Product Liability Act is meant to be a uniformed system intended to help consumers who have suffered from a defective product. Victims are entitled to seek compensation, and unfortunately, going against a private corporation can be challenging. Nevertheless, it is important to pursue what you are entitled to for yourself and your family. If you were injured, please consult with an experienced product liability lawyer.

Lawyer for Product Liability in Bellingham, WA

If your injuries result from the use of a product, multiple parties can be held accountable. Manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, marketers, and others who make or assist in the production of a product can be held responsible. Manufacturers and suppliers have a responsibility to their customers in making sure that their products are safe, effective, and suitable for their consumers. They take multiple precautions to guard against potential defects, in particular, design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects. In any industry, caution and preventive measures are crucial because it can cause someone an injury or, even worse, death.

In product liability cases, many factors are essential to consider. For instance, who should be held liable and how long the victim has to file a claim. The Product Liability Act can be complicated, so can the process of filing a claim against a company (e.g., manufacturer, retailer, marketer, etc.). It is imperative to consult a legal professional to assist you in your claim. Many of these companies have a team of legal professionals ready to counteract your claim.

If a defective product has injured you, someone you know, or a loved one, you are not alone at PNW Trial Lawyers, we support our clients. Our experienced product liability attorneys have the determination, persistence, and aggressiveness required for these cases. Do not wait and do not hesitate to pursue what you are entitled to.  At PNW Trial Lawyers, we serve clients in Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Everett, and in the surrounding areas of Snohomish, Skagit, or Whatcom counties. Please call us today at (360) 483-5201 for a free consultation.

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Additional Resources

Consumer Report – Follow the link to the Consumer Report website to learn information about various products, safety reviews, and performance reviews. The nonprofit website has information about products such as kitchen appliances, hearing aids, cars, humidifiers, and much more. The News section offers information on appliances and other products that perform well in Consumer Reports’ tests.

Consumer Product Safety Commission – The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission provides information about products that have been recalled. They also give alerts on products, press releases, business education, laws, and regulations about safety. The site includes a Safety Education Center, which provides updated and current information on Federal research, safety tips on particular products, and more.

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Attorney for Product Liability in Whatcom County, Washington

If a consumer uses a product the way it was intended to be used, but the product was found to be defective. Then a vendor may be held liable for the product being dangerously defective or unsafe for the consumer. Being injured because of a defective or dangerous product can be a traumatic experience. Victims have the right to take legal actions against the responsible parties involved in their suffering.

Over the years, our attorneys at PNW Trial Lawyers have represented those who have been injured in accidents or due to the negligence of another party. We assist our clients in filing their claims and making sure they are correctly and fairly compensated. Accidents because of another party’s negligence can leave victims and their families with hefty medical bills, emotional anguish, physical pain, distress, and financial losses. If you were a victim of a defective product and was severely injured or lost a loved one, contact PNW Trial Lawyers. Our experienced product liability lawyers can help you. Call (360) 483-5201 for a free consultation.