Dean & Barrett
Call for a free consultation 334-787-9991
Legal Services

Who is responsible when a defective product causes injury?

When you purchase a product, you enter into an agreement with the manufacturers of the product and others involved in its production and marketing. This relationship provides you with the opportunity to pursue compensation if the product should cause you harm.

Defective products injure and kill consumers frequently, and the law allows those consumers or their families to hold liable those responsible for the products. Product liability law can be complicated, but those who seek compensation for their injuries often also do a great good for the public by drawing attention to dangerous products.

Narrowing down the liability

If you or a family member suffers injuries because of a defective or dangerous product, you will likely go through Alabama civil court to prove that the item was unsafe because of a flaw in the design, a defect in its manufacturing or assembly, or some inadequacy or oversight in the marketing of the product, such as not labeling the item as unsafe for children or failing to provide direction for safe use.

Any entity involved with the product may carry some liability for your injuries, including:

  • The company that made any defective parts or ingredients that went into the product
  • The manufacturer, if the production of the item was faulty
  • The marketing company that produced the packaging and labels
  • The wholesaler that distributed the product to the stores
  • The retailer that sold you the product
  • The business or individual that assembled or installed the product for you

Of course, some items may cause risk because of their nature and are, therefore, unavoidably unsafe. This may include knives or certain medications that a manufacturer cannot make safer without reducing their effectiveness.

Don't fight alone

While the list above may seem overwhelming, your attorney can help you focus on those entities that may carry the greatest responsibility. Fortunately, proving liability often means simply proving that the product was defective or dangerous and that your injury occurred through no fault of your own. You did not alter the item or intentionally disregard the warnings or instructions on the packaging.

Because you may be facing some complex issues and dealing with multiple entities who have much to lose, you would be wise to have a strong and experienced attorney on your side throughout the process of pursuing the compensation you deserve following an injury from a defective or dangerous product.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Contact Dean & Barrett For A Free Consultation Ready to discuss your case? You can call us at 334-787-9991 for a free consultation. You can also reach us via email.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Opelika Office
457 South 10th Street
Opelika, AL 36801

Phone: 334-787-9991
Fax: 334-749-5857
Opelika Law Office Map Link

Mailing Address
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 231
Opelika, AL 36803

Get In Touch