Products liability is a very specialized area of law. The term “dangerous products” refers to any type of product that poses a high risk of injury to its buyers and users. A product can be considered dangerous just by its intended use; common examples of this include firearms or other weapons.
Other products that are seemingly safe under normal conditions can be made dangerous due to modifications or alterations made to them. Flaws and defects that keep products from correctly performing their function can also pose great danger. Product liability law, then, is the consumer’s means of obtaining compensation for injuries suffered as a result from these various dangers.