Heimanson & Wolf, LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of their client who suffered a traumatic amputation of a portion of his finger as a result of an allegedly defective liftgate. The lawsuit was filed against Interlift and its distributor Marathon for the alleged defective design of the Interlift liftgate. The liftgate was designed with the handle in an allegedly dangerous location.
Defective products expose consumers to severe injuries. Consequently, in a case involving product liability, an injured person need only prove that the product was defectively designed or manufactured. The injured person does not need to prove fault; she only need demonstrate that the product was defective and that the defect caused an injury. This liability, in the absence of fault, is called strict liability. The manufacturers and distributors of the defective product are both liable for the defectively designed product.