Many defective or unreasonably hazardous products are purchased every day across Washington with the purchaser not being made aware of the risk of such product. The product liability attorneys at Washington Law Center can help as we are an advocate for victims of unsafe consumer products.
Product liability law is supposed to make it easier to establish fault against dangerous or defective products. Unfortunately, lawsuits against large corporations with deep pockets can make a court case lengthy and difficult. This is why you need industry experts in your corner to help analyze the design and manufacturing process to help explain why the product is defective or dangerous.
Our Seattle product liability lawyers, as well as our Tacoma product liability lawyers, have the experience and expertise to take on the large corporations that make unsafe products. Washington Law Center also works with experts from all over the country. This allows us to conduct a proper investigation into the potential hazards posed by a product and determine the basis for liability and properly define defective.
Our product liability lawyers will prepare a compelling case to take to trial so that we can negotiate from a position of strength. Washington Law Center will not settle for less than what you deserve.
Product liability law allows consumers to seek compensation not just from the product manufacturer but also assemblers, part or component suppliers, distributors, testing laboratories, designers and retailers. Product liability claims may be based on a number of theories of liability: (1) negligence; (2) strict liability; breach of warranty; or various consumer protection laws.
Generally, product defects can be classified into three categories:
Although many consumer products are subject to regulation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), they also impose safety standards and recalls for many types of consumer products. However, some products that do not fall under the auspices of the CPSC. When a defective product causes injury, liability may be imposed even if the product has not been recalled. In situations where a company fails to implement a recall, the failure to comply or delays in compliance can constitute a basis for imposing punitive damages.
There are many types of products that can cause injury when they are poorly designed, carelessly manufactured or not adequately tested. Some examples of defective products that might be the subject of Washington product liability include: