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The hammer was brand new, just ordered from a reputable farrier shop. But the minute it was put to work driving a horseshoe nail, the head broke off and flew through the air. The hammer head slammed into the back of the farrier’s apprentice and then hit the leg of a horse standing nearby. Both were seriously injured.
When people suffer a personal injury or damage to their property (such as injury to a horse) because of a defective product, they might have a lawsuit for products liability. These lawsuits, like the many failed products they involve, can be very complex.
This article briefly discusses the law of products liability, including:
If a defective product injures you or a client’s horse, someone or some company that makes or sells the product might be legally obligated to compensate you or the horse owner for the losses.
Your case begins when you claim that a product manufacturer or distributor was negligent for placing a defective product on the market…