Defective Products Causing Harm to Consumers: Importance of Product Liability Law & Insurance
In addition to writing the world’s greatest plans of action, our team is a law firm and by being a law firm, we can teach you about U.S. law as it pertains to Amazon sellers.
What you need to know is that any company, any person involved in putting any product into the stream of commerce has potential liability if that product causes property damage or hurts a human being. There are certain products that are more risky than others. Clearly, products that you ingest into your body can cause more physical harm.
Also products that involve electricity could potentially cause fires and also products that involve plumbing. I can’t tell you how many cases we’ve had, where bidets have caused flooding damage to people’s homes.
If you’re an Amazon seller, make sure you have insurance. If you become aware of anybody getting hurt or any property damage for a product that you were involved in, make sure you maintain all the documentation. Don’t destroy anything. Destroying things only creates more problems down the road.
Our law firm is here for Amazon sellers seven days a week to help you. We have 5 admitted lawyers with our firm. Our team can help you with whatever defective products issues you face on Amazon.com.
When Does Product Liability Happen?
Product liability suits arise against Amazon.com when third-party sellers are caught in litigation due to an issue with their products. Amazon.com is often a named defendant because they are the platform where the products are being sold. According to Black’s Law Dictionary, products liability means:
“1. A manufacturer’s or seller’s tort liability for any damages or injuries suffered by a buyer, user, or bystander as a result of a defective product. Products liability can be based on a theory of negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty. 2. The legal theory by which liability is imposed on the manufacturer or seller of a defective product. 3. The field of law dealing with this theory.”
When Amazon.com is involved with a product liability dispute, they will often motion to dismiss, or motion to stay proceedings pending arbitration. This is because Amazon will argue that they are not the party who is liable for the defected product, the seller is the party who is liable.