To ensure victims of defective products are protected, the legal process holds several different parties liable when a dangerous or defective product has injured a victim. To help keep the public safe from dangerous or defective products, products liability laws are in place that victims who have been harmed by a dangerous or defective product should be familiar with.

Products liability law provides legal remedies to victims harmed by a dangerous or defective product. A products liability claim for damages can help injured victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages. Injured victims may get help with their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages through products liability legal resources.

Parties that may be held responsible for the harm or damages caused by a dangerous or defective product can include the manufacturer or the dangerous or defective product; the manufacturer of components of the parts of the dangerous or defective product; the party assembling or installing the dangerous or defective product; the wholesaler of the dangerous or defective product; the distributor of the dangerous or defective product; or the retailer that sold the dangerous or defective product to the consumer.

Defects can occur in design, manufacturing or marketing of the dangerous or defective product and a claim for damages due to a dangerous or defective product can be based on several different legal theories. Because products liability cases can be complex, it is necessary for injured victims to be familiar with legal resources that can protect them when they are unsuspectingly harmed by an everyday product.