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I was hurt while using a neighbor's defective lawnmower. Will my family and I be able to hold the manufacturer liable in a Pennsylvania defective product claim, even if the item didn't belong to me?

 

A: If you have been injured in an accident caused by a defective product that does not belong to you, you may be able to file a Pennsylvania defective product claim. The safety and function of the product is the responsibility of the manufacturer. Consulting with a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer is highly recommended because these kinds of cases can be very complex.

Who is responsible for the defective product?

A defective product by definition is any product that damages or injures a person as a result of a defect within itself. This is under the circumstances that the product was being used and handled properly and responsibly.

States have various laws dictating product liability. It is recommended that you speak with a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer to discuss the regulations in your area.

The manufacturer of the defective product or the company that sold and distributed it could be held responsible
. If you were using the product or device in the proper manner and under foreseeable circumstances at the time of the accident, you may be covered by a claim even though you are not the owner of the product. If any other individual was injured or sustained damages while you were operating the product, he or she also may be covered.

The seller, even if he or she was unaware of the defect, can be held liable under your Pennsylvania defective product claim. Most likely, when the item was purchased it was guaranteed to work like new, and this accident is a breach of that guarantee.

Help From a Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been severely injured in a Pennsylvania defective product claim, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia injury lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case - 1-877-944-8396.


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