The law of product liability is an area of personal injury law that allows a claim or lawsuit to be brought by a person who was injured by a dangerously defective product. Pursuant to Mississippi law, any person or entity in the stream of commerce from the manufacturer of the product down to its retailer can be held liable for injuries and damages that were caused by a dangerously defective product that injured a consumer. Blackmon & Blackman PLLC in Canton, Mississippi, represents injured users of products throughout the state.
Types of Product Liability
As per Mississippi law, a product can be dangerously defective in one of three ways. Those follow:
- Manufacturing Defects: These are connected with how a specific item was made. Only a few products in the line have manufacturing defects like incorrect assembly.
- Design Defects: These come from the drawing board or plans. All of the products in the line have the same dangerous defect.
- Failure to Warn or Instruct: Consumers must be adequately warned of dangerous side effects of medications or hazards of use like debris flying out of a lawnmower chute. Such warnings must be clear and unambiguous.
Strict Product Liability Law
Strict liability can apply in the law of product liability. A person who is injured by a dangerously defective product can recover compensation for his or her injuries and damages without being availed to the defenses that can be raised in a negligence case. This can be advantageous for a product liability victim.
Contact Us on Your Product Liability Claim
If you believe that you were injured as a result of a dangerously defective product, contact us at Blackmon & Blackman PLLC in Canton, Mississippi for a free consultation and case review. Whether you were injured by a defective auto product, or a consumer, industrial or medical product, we’re going to listen to you carefully and answer your questions. Then, we’ll advise you on all of your legal options. We handle product liability cases throughout the state.