Product Liability Law

Tiffany & Bosco product liability attorneys have represented large self-insured corporations, insurance companies and injured persons in product liability lawsuits involving consumer goods, tools, heavy equipment, machinery, boilers and heating devices, automotive, and household goods industries.

What is Product Liability?

Any time a company makes a product, it is held to standards of safety and reliability. When mistakes caused by unreasonably dangerous defects happen in the design or manufacturing, or improper instructions or warnings are given, a manufacturer or seller of a product can find themselves on the receiving end of a lawsuit.

In some cases of product liability, there is no physical harm to people and the case is simply a matter of one party seeking to recover monetary losses while the other believes no such loss occurred.

Negligence and Product Liability Claims

The state of Arizona also holds a manufacturer or seller liable for negligence. When a negligence product liability claim is proved by the injured party, the jury or judge must compare the fault of all partiesthat caused the injury.

For instance, if a person sues a company because its product made them sick, but the person admits to having continued use long after noticing they were experiencing effects listed on package warnings, there would be some degree of negligence on the part of the consumer. The courts will take this into account when awarding damages.

Time Limits in Product Liability Claims

In all matters related to product liability law there is a statute of limitations that restrict the time allowed for filing a claim for damages. In cases where someone suffers personal harm, the time to file is two years from the time of the injury or when a person knows or reasonably should know that they have been injured by wrongful conduct of another..

In the case of a product liability claim where the plaintiff is seeking recompense for a defective item, there is a 12-year statute of repose in Arizona, which begins when the product is sold.

Tiffany & Bosco’s Product Liability Attorneys

Tiffany & Bosco stays current on product liability issues. Products involved in litigated matters handled by our firm include:

  • Consumer goods
  • Tools
  • Heavy equipment
  • Machinery
  • Boilers and heating devices
  • Automotive
  • Household goods
  • Non-tangible products
  • … and more

Tiffany & Bosco attorneys represents corporations, insurance companies and injured persons. We also handle subrogation, indemnification, and third-party claims arising from allegations of product defect.

If facing any of these situations, you need a law firm with the experience and proven track record to win your case. For a confidential consultation, call us now at 602-255-6000.

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