A manufacturer that sells a defective product to the public is liable for any damage that the product causes. Much like a parent is legally responsible for their minor child’s actions, the product’s manufacturer, distributor, retailer and leaser may be liable for damages the product causes. The damage does not necessarily have to be to your body as in death or bodily injury; personal injury lawyers also handle cases involving product liablity.
The personal injury lawyer must establish that a product has a defect that made it “unreasonably dangerous” under normal use. "Unreasonably dangerous" may be interpreted that in the product’s normal use, it was dangerous and thus harmful to the average person.
To shift the burden of proof from the consumer to the manufacturer, personal injury lawyers have indoctrinated "strict product liability" into defective product law. Essentially, “strict product liability” allows your personal injury lawyer to win your case simply by proving that the product would have been unsafe for anyone to use regardless of the person’s conduct, especially yours.
Most states place time limits on product liability cases. Ask your personal injury lawyer what the statute of limitations is in your state. If you feel you have a valid claim, it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury lawyer immediately.