Product liability laws govern liability for defective products in a manufacturer’s failure to produce a product free of defects. This can include a broken or missing part to the product that can be repaired, or a defect which renders the product unsuitable for its intended purpose making it unreasonably dangerous. In general, a consumer has the implied guarantee that a product purchased is in proper condition and free of defects and that it does what it is intended to do. The manufacturer can also be held liable for any expressed warranties claimed on the product — meaning that the manufacturer has expressly stated that the product will perform a certain function — and it does not. A claimant may have the right to damages ranging from the return of the product and refund of their purchase price to collecting payment of monetary damages. In the event that injury is caused due to the breach of an express or implied warranty, a consumer may be entitled to monetary damages for their resulting injuries. A product can be considered defective if it is poorly made, if it is made properly but in such a way that injury may occur in normal use, or if the manufacturer fails to supply information as to the proper use of the product including alerts to its improper use. Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham is staffed with several experienced attorneys to serve your needs in the unfortunate event you are wronged due to the purchase of a
defective product.