Do I Have A Product Liability Claim?
If you have been injured by a defective product, it’s very important that you contact a personal injury lawyer with respect to any type of possible action. Product liability claims are especially complicated. In all likelihood, you will be attempting to bring a claim against a major manufacturer who will do everything they can to prove that you were the cause of the accident or the injury. Examples of this are the Ford Motor Company – Ford Pinto, Johns-Manville – asbestos, and Boeing Aircraft Corporation – their new 737 aircraft.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a defective product, and are now suffering from an injury, you have every right as a consumer to be fairly compensated. Our dedicated team of defective product lawyers can help you navigate the legal system to ensure that you’re fairly compensated.
Why Should I Hire A Product Liability Lawyer?
Product liability cases are exceptionally complicated. For example, your lawyer needs to undertake a very careful investigation of the defective products. It needs to be seized, and if need be, stored to ensure that the evidence is available for future inspection. In addition, your lawyer needs to investigate the injuries you’ve suffered to prove that the defective product caused on contributed to your injuries.
Why Choose De Rose Personal Injury Lawyers’ Team Of Product Liability Lawyers?
With 40 years of combined experience, De Rose Lawyers will guide you through the complex legal, medical, and insurance issues. This allows you to focus on your rehabilitation and recovery. Our personal injury team at De Rose Lawyers will help you navigate the legal process to make sure you are fairly compensated.
Defective Products & Product Liability FAQs
How Do You Prove A Product Liability Case?
In order to pursue a product liability case, you must prove two things. First, you have to prove that the product is defective, and the manufacturer was aware of the defect. Secondly, you must be able to prove that you were injured as a result of the product’s defect. This can be either while using the product or while storing it.
There are three categories that product manufacturers can be liable for: manufacturing, design flaws and lack of warning.
Manufacturing involves issues or defects with the product in the production stages. This can include missing pieces/ingredients or accidentally added pieces/ingredients that make the product dangerous.
Design flaws are defects that result in the design stage of the product. This is why the research and testing stages of products is so important to companies, as this is often when these dangerous defects are discovered, before going to market.
Lastly, lack of warning liability arises when there are inadequate warnings or instructions that come with the product. This includes things like medication not containing all possible side effects or explicitly stating dosage amounts. It can also be tools or appliances not including proper safety and storage information.
By speaking to a lawyer about your product liability case, you’re not only protecting yourself. You are also potentially protecting thousands of other consumers from being injured by a faulty product. Additionally, if others were also injured, your law team may be able to pursue a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturer.
What Products Are Covered Under Product Liability Law?
Basically, product liability refers to all products. This includes small, everyday purchases like food, medication, or toys. It also covers much larger purchases like cars, appliances, and machinery. In Canada, manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure there are no defects in the products they sell.
How Long Do You Have To Pursue A Product Liability Case?
It’s important to meet with a lawyer as soon as you’re able to. That way all the details of your accident and injury are fresh. You have up to two years from the time of your injury to pursue a legal claim.
If the injury happened to someone under the age of 18, then the two-year time limit doesn’t begin until the child turns 18.
What Is The Average Payout For Product Liability Cases?
Wondering what is the average payout for product liability cases? This is a difficult question to answer without knowing the specifics relating to your individual injury. Ultimately, the compensation you receive for your product liability injury will be based on several factors. This includes the severity of your injuries, the quality of evidence you produce, and details relating to who was at fault. To give you a better idea of De Rose Lawyers’ track record, view our success stories here.
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