The law provides a remedy to people who have been harmed by defective or dangerous products. In Pennsylvania, the law governing products liability has evolved over many decades. Unlike a typical negligence case (in which an injured party must prove that the defendant acted negligently or carelessly), products liability cases are controlled by the principle of “strict liability.”
Under the law of strict product liability, the manufacturer or seller of a product can be held responsible if its product lacks any element necessary to make it safe for its intended use. Thus, industrial machinery which lacks a necessary guard, or an appliance which lacks a necessary switch, can give rise to strict liability even if the manufacturer or seller acted “reasonably” in the design or manufacturing process.
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Victim’s Rights in Pennsylvania & New Jersey
Manufacturers and sellers, however, are not guarantors of the safety of their products. Moreover, the law governing defective products has evolved into a niche practice. Our attorneys have experience handling products liability cases in New Jersey and in Pennsylvania. A lawyer who undertakes the representation of a person harmed by a defective product must have an understanding of the law, and an understanding of the product involved.
McLaughlin & Lauricella P.C. will explore all avenues of liability and potential causes of action with a team of experienced investigators, biomechanical engineers, safety experts, accident reconstruction experts, forensic and metallurgical experts, as well as medical and life care experts.
If you have personal injuries that were caused by what you suspect to be a defective product contact us. Pennsylvania – New Jersey. Free Consultation – Call the law firm at 215-568-1510 or contact us by email to see how we can help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.