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Product liability cases: A look at how defendants may respond

As you know, there are two sides to every story that comes before a court of law. Giving each side a voice is one of the most important cornerstones of the judicial system in Pennsylvania. Those harmed by a dangerous or defective product may feel it is unfair to allow manufacturers to defend themselves, but the right to do so is what helps to make our nation a wonderful place to live.

Even though manufacturers have the right to present a defense, injured victims can still prove that they deserve compensation for the harm they have suffered. Being well-prepared for the defendants' side of the claim helps victims and their product liability lawyer build a successful case. Regardless of how your injury occurred (defective medical devices, auto parts, etc.), the following section shows how the "other side" might present its product liability defense.

  • Proper warnings or disclaimers: Often, manufacturers respond to product liability suits by claiming that users received sufficient warnings about any dangers associated with the product.
  • Unable to identify responsible parties: Companies and/or manufacturers sometimes try to build a defense based on the plaintiff's inability to identify who supplied the defective product.
  • Misuse of product: In some cases, the defendants may argue that the plaintiff misused the product or significantly altered it in a way that made it dangerous.

To many, the defenses discussed above may seem too difficult for an ordinary individual to overcome. We want you to know that just because the other side has a ready defense, that does not automatically mean you will lose your claim. With the right legal assistance, you can be just as well-prepared for a win as the defense is. Please continue browsing our website for more information about how we can help you.

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