Who May be Liable in a Product Liability Claim?

When someone is injured by a defective product, they may be able to make a product liability claim. Product liability can be based on defective design, defective manufacturing, or a failure to warn about the hazards of using a product. Sometimes it can be difficult to determine who to hold liable for injuries caused by a defective product. Under the theory of strict liability, any party in the chain of commerce may be held liable in a product liability claim. This includes: Manufacturer The chain of commerce usually begins with the manufacturer of a product. It may seem obvious that the Read more

Escalator Accidents

Escalators are a convenient way to move between floors without waiting for an elevator or climbing up the stairs. But escalators are a more frequent cause of injury than people think. It is estimated that 10,000 escalator accidentsper year in the United States result in visits to the emergency room. Escalator accidents can result in significant trauma and are frequently the result of someone’s negligence. Read more

Defective Baby Products

For parents, it is a never-ending struggle to try and keep babies safe. It can be difficult to delegate this duty to others, but sometimes we have no choice. In a perfect world, the manufacturers of products marketed for babies would ensure that the products are safely designed and manufactured. This doesn't always happen, however, and defective baby products place children at serious risk of injury. Common defective baby products include: Cribs The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) promulgates guidelinesthat manufacturers should meet in order to ensure that cribs are safe. These requirements include: Cribs should not have drop sides Crib Read more