When a dangerous or defective product injures victims, the harm suffered by the victim can be significant. Products liability law is an area of the law that protects victims of dangerous or defective products. Victims should understand who may be held legally liable when they have been harmed by a dangerous or defective product.

The legal process takes the dangers associated with a defective product seriously. Consumers have a reasonable expectation to be safe when using everyday products. A variety of different legal protections are available to victims of dangerous or defective products. A personal injury claim for damages can help victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages when injured by a dangerous or defective product. Victims should know who they may be able to bring a claim against.

A variety of different parties may be liable for the damages suffered by a victim of a dangerous or defective product including the manufacturer or the dangerous or defective product; the manufacturer or component parts of the dangerous or defective product; the wholesaler or distributer of the dangerous or defective product; the party that assembled the dangerous or defective product; and the retailer of the dangerous or defective product.

In general, everyone in the chain of distribution of the product may be liable for the harm caused to the victim. To help keep the public safe, if it important that anyone who places a dangerous or defective product into the market is held accountable and that victims get the help they need after being injured by one.