HELPING CLIENTS INJURED BY DANGEROUS & DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS
Product Liability: Producers and manufacturers owe to their consumers a sense of security and confidence while using their products. Should those products fail and not meet reasonable expectations the company has an obligation to the consumer. Product liability can be tricky to evaluate and challenging to prove.
This short guide will help you understand what you need to do to support your product liability claim and obtain the justice that you deserve.
ESTABLISH A TIMELINE
The first thing you need to know about product liability claims is that most states have a statute of limitations on them – they can only be pursued for a certain amount of time after the event or accident has happened. It is imperative that you make notes on the incident including dates and speak to a product liability attorney as soon as possible.
Depending on the laws in the state where you reside, you might have a problem with the statute of limitations. There is a list right here of all the states which you may use to check yours.
IDENTIFY ALL POSSIBLE PARTIES IN YOUR PRODUCT LIABILITY CLAIM
Having established a timeline, you need to begin to build a case. This is more than a matter of simply presenting a judge with your injury.
First, you need to notify all the potential parties in your product liability case, including the manufacturer, the distributor, and whoever actually sold the product to you.
Traditionally, victims of product liability had to prove that the manufacturer was at fault. However, this is literally impossible in our modern global economy to prove, and the law has since been softened so that you no longer need to prove that the manufacturer was actually negligent.
However, you DO need to prove that you were injured, that the product was defective, the defect caused your injury, and you were using the product as intended.
Once you and your lawyer have informed all the parties, you need to determine what you are asking for.
ESTABLISH YOUR DAMAGES AND BUILD UP YOUR CASE
Damages are the amount of money you are asking to be compensated for when you pursue a company for product liability. It is usually a total of your past and future earnings, past and future medical bills, plus an additional amount to cover pain, suffering and emotional trauma.
Naturally, our legal system does not allow you to simply create a number and expect organizations to pay it.
You need to work with your product liability lawyer to find experts that can corroborate what you are saying. For example, you should work with a doctor to attest to your medical bills as well as project future medical costs. Alternatively, it would also be wise to hire an economist to attest to your negatively impacted earning potential.
Which experts you choose to work with will depend on the nature of your injuries and your specific claim. You will also work with your lawyer to confirm that you were using the product correctly as well as linking the failed product to your injuries.
The next step is presenting the strongest case possible and working to get a fair compensation so you can move on and begin to put your accident behind you.
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- A burn injury
- An amputation
- A broken bone
- A head injury
- A back or neck injury
- A spinal cord injury
Your injury may have happened as a result of any type of product:
- Defective car parts
- Defective car seats
- Defective seat belts
- Defective tires
- Defective lawn mowers or lawn care equipment
- Defective medical products
- A defective CT scanner
- A defective DePuy hip implant, or another medical implant or device
- Defective pharmaceutical products
If you were injured through use of any dangerous or defective product in New York, Pennsylvania or New Jersey, contact the Marrone Law Firm, LLC to schedule a consultation. For more than 20 years, Joseph M. Marrone has been representing people injured through use of dangerous and defective products. We are prepared to fight for your right to compensation.
Investigation of possibly defective equipment or any type of product can be costly and time-consuming. A product liability law firm should have the necessary resources to carry out a thorough investigation. A skilled lawyer should first determine whether a case likely has merit before spending large amounts of money on investigation. Did you use reportedly defective equipment or other products in Bucks County or Montgomery County? Injury? Law firm resources at the Marrone Law Firm, LLC can help prove the correlation.
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