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Product Liability

Product liability refers to the legal responsibility that manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and other parties involved in the production and distribution of a product may have if the product causes harm or injury to a consumer. [1]

In essence, product liability laws hold these parties accountable for ensuring that the products they provide to the public are safe for their intended use. Product liability cases can arise when a product is defective or unreasonably dangerous, leading to injury or damage.

Have you been injured or suffered damages due to a defective product?

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Product Liability

Elements of a Product Liability Claim

In 2020, the median award for product liability cases in the US was 125,366 USD. [2]

For a product liability claim to be successful, the injured party (plaintiff) typically needs to demonstrate the following elements:

  • Defect: The product had a defect (design, manufacturing, or marketing) that made it unreasonably dangerous.
  • Causation: The defect directly caused the injury or harm suffered by the plaintiff.
  • Damages: The plaintiff incurred damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or other losses, due to the defect.

Causes of Product Liability

Product liability can arise from various causes, typically related to defects in the design, manufacturing, or marketing of a product. Here are common causes that may lead to product liability claims:

  • Breach of Warranty
  • Design Defects
  • Failure to Warn
  • Fraud or Misrepresentation
  • Industry Standards Violations
  • Manufacturing Defects
  • Marketing or Labeling Issues
  • Negligence
  • Recall Issues
  • Strict Liability
Causes of Product Liability

Injuries Commonly Sustained by Victims of Product Liability

As a victim of product liability, you can sustain a wide range of injuries, depending on the nature of the defective product and how it failed. Common injuries include:

  • Amputations
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Concussions
  • Contaminated Products
  • Emotional Distress
  • Eye Injuries
  • Hearing Loss
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Internal Organ Damage
  • Organ Damage
  • Respiratory Issues
  • Vision Loss

Statute of Limitations for Product Liability Cases in Appleton

In Appleton, Wisconsin, the Statute of Limitations for product liability cases is generally two years from the date of the injury or damage caused by the defective product.

However, there may be exceptions based on the nature of the defect or injury. For example, if the defect was latent and not immediately discoverable, the two-year time limit may be extended.

For different types of product liability claims, the specific deadlines may vary. Claims based on strict liability typically have a two-year time limit, while claims based on negligence or breach of warranty may have different deadlines.

Reach out to our dedicated personal injury lawyers in Appleton if you have questions regarding the time limit that applies to your specific situation.

The Role of a Product Liability Lawyer in Your Case

Imagine this, you use a product, rely on it, and then are injured by that very same product. Suddenly, you’re facing medical bills, lost wages, and a future clouded by uncertainty. In this moment, you need strong, experienced advocates to fight for your justice and compensation.

That’s where our product liability lawyers come in.

  • Proven Track Record of Success: We have a proud history of winning significant settlements and verdicts for clients just like you. Our victories speak volumes about our skill, tenacity, and commitment to making those who put faulty products on the market pay the price.
  • Deep Understanding of Product Liability Law: The legal landscape of product liability is complex and nuanced. We possess extensive knowledge of relevant laws and regulations, ensuring your case is built on a solid foundation of legal expertise.
  • Meticulous Investigation and Evidence Gathering: No stone goes unturned. Our knowledgeable attorneys will investigate every aspect of your case, analyzing product design, manufacturing processes, and safety testing to pinpoint the cause of your injury and identify all liable parties.
  • Relentless Negotiation and Litigation: Whether it’s negotiating a favorable settlement or taking your case to court, we’ll fight tirelessly to secure the maximum compensation you deserve. We are not afraid to stand up to powerful corporations and their legal teams.
The Role of a Product Liability Lawyer in Your Case

Choosing our firm means choosing a team that will listen to your story, respect your pain, and dedicate every ounce of expertise towards achieving the best possible outcome for you. Contact us today!

FAQs About Product Liability

Yes, you can still file a product liability claim for a recalled product if the product caused you harm before the recall or if the recall was ineffective in preventing injuries.

Compensation may include medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, and, in some cases, permanent disability or disfigurement.

Strict liability means that the injured party doesn't need to prove negligence but only that a defect existed in the product that caused harm.


[1] Products Liability. (n.d.). LII / Legal Information Institute. https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/products_liability

[2] Facts + Statistics: Product liability | III. (n.d.). https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-product-liability

Goldberg & Loren Personal Injury Attorneys

47 Park Pl Suite 200B
Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 363-0528

George Goldberg

We fight hard for our clients who have suffered injuries due to a faulty or dangerous product in Appleton, Wisconsin. Our personal injury lawyers fight for maximum compensation.

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