Broken or Defective Merchandise Rights

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When a product is defective, the consumer oftentimes has a right to compensation, especially if that defective product has been proven to be dangerous. In this guide, learn when a product is considered defective, how to prove a defect and what to do next.

  • ContentCan I Get Damages if My New Appliance Caused Damage to My Home?

    When a person purchases a new appliance, he or she expects it to do the job that it is intended to do. However, in some cases, a defective appliance may cause damage to a person’s property through a water leak, electrical issue or other defect. In some instances, a consumer may be able to receive compensation for such damages.

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  • ContentProving a Design Defect

    Design defects often cause harm through instructed use of the item the public purchases, and it is in these claims against the manufacturer or designer that it is crucial to prove that the matter involves a defect in the design process. Product liability cases that include design defects are difficult to prove against a team of lawyers, but there are often certain factors that will play a critical role.

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  • ContentWhat Is a Product Defect?

    There are numerous ways in which a product may be considered defective. Once an item enters the stream of commerce and injures someone, the victim may be able to pursue a products liability claim against the party found to be responsible.

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  • ContentSomeone Sold Me Broken or Defective Merchandise, What Can I Do?

    Ever bought something only to discover it did not work? Usually a larger retailer will take the item back, but some smaller companies are not always so willing to do so. When this happens, what can you, as the consumer, do about it?

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  • ContentRecall Does Not Fix a Defective Product Properly - Now What?

    Usually, when the manufacturer must recall a product, it is because a defect exists that could harm consumers through standard use of the item or through the instructions provided by the company. However, if the recall does not fix the immediate problem or causes further issues, it is time to discover what remedies are available based on the state of the individual.

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  • ContentLiability of Stores for Selling Defective Products

    Determining who is liable for injuries caused by a defective product is often complicated and difficult. A defect may occur at the design or production stage, or maybe a product was damaged and made defective during shipping. When stores sell defective items, it is a matter of determining if the owner or manager knew the items were substandard or if the defect became known only after a customer reported an injury.

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  • ContentConsumer Products - Determining Defects

    Defective products are a significant source of injury to the consumer public when purchasing the item and using it as instructed by the company or distributing vendor. Understanding what products might be defective or hazardous is important in pursuing a product liability claim after the injury occurs and whether compensation for the victim is possible.

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  • ContentWhat Do You Need to Prove in a Defective Product Case?

    Defective product liability claims often arise when the victim of an incident has been injured by using a product in standard or regular utilization of the item. There are many factors that must be considered for these cases to be considered valid. The person harm in the accident must have be injured or have suffered some manner of loss.

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  • ContentThe Dangers of Knock-Off Products

    Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but when it comes to stealing someone's product design it may be the basis for both civil and criminal liability.

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