Product Liability

Rhode Island and Massachusetts Product Liability Lawyers

It is the legal responsibility of the manufacturers, distributors and sellers of products to ensure that the products are free of defects which could harm an individual. Manufacturing defect, design defect,and a failure to warn (also known as marketing defects) are the three major types of product liability claims. These can include contamination of food, improper label warnings, defective parts in automobile industry among others. Compensation can be claimed on the basis of negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, and consumer protection claims.

Breach of Warranty

Manufacturers and sellers make statements concerning a product during a commercial transaction. These statements are warranties. Breach of Warranty product liability claims usually focus on one of three types:


Negligence is the failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances.

Strict Liability

Strict liability claims focus on the product itself. A manufacturer is liable if the product is defective, even if the manufacturer was not negligent in making that product defective.

Buyers or users of defective or harmful products who have been injured by the use of those defective products have the right to sue the seller or manufacturer for damages suffered.

If you believe you have a serious product liability case and need an experienced Rhode Island or Massachusetts lawyer on your side, call the Law Offices of Brian Cunha & Associates Toll Free at (800) 322-8300, or use our contact form to email our product safety lawyers today for a free consultation. We do not charge clients a fee unless we obtain a settlement or jury verdict.