Thousands of injuries are caused every year by defective or dangerous products. Representation in a case involving product liability requires an attorney with knowledge of both contract and tort law. At the Law Office of Joseph P. Bartek, we understand the complex rules and procedures involved and are dedicated to providing you with aggressive and thorough representation……
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There are three different theories on which a liability action may be based:
Breach of warranty is based on contract law. A warranty can be express, such as a sales contract or advertising claim, or implied, which is an unspoken or unwritten warranty. Most states require that a product be reasonably safe for its intended use, and therefore covered by an implied warranty. Breach of warranty doesn’t require proof of negligence or fault on the part of the manufacturer. If you are injured or your property damaged while using a product which didn’t meet the terms of its warranty, it’s important to consult an experienced product liability lawyer in these cases.
If you are injured because a manufacturer or seller didn’t exercise reasonable care in the design, manufacture, inspection or testing of a product, the responsible party may be held liable due to negligence.
Strict products liability means that it isn’t necessary to prove that the manufacturer was negligent or breached a warranty to recover damages for sustaining an injury due to a defective product. Under this theory, the injured party only needs to show that the product is defective due to design defects, manufacturing defects or failure to warn defects that existed prior to the manufacturer’s release of the product. Failure to warn simply means that the product lacked a reasonable warning.
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The laws governing product liability can be very complex. It is crucial to secure the counsel of an experienced product liability lawyer if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product. We have the knowledge of state laws and regulations to assess your case and guide you through the process with a clear understanding of your options.