Product Liability

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According to Wikipedia: “Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause.”

According to our lawyer, product liability regarding underride guards on the back of semi-trailers would involve one of the following:

  • design according to federal standards
  • proper installation
  • maintenance

Should a company also be held liable for the safety of their products if there are higher known standards than what federal law requires of them?

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