You may be entitled to compensation if a defective product has injured you. You would be able to recover damages for lost wages, medical bills, pain, and other losses.
That’s why, in our new text, we will talk about when a defective product claim can be filed. Read on and get the guidance you need if you are an accidental victim of a faulty or spoiled product.
When do these cases occur?
There are a few factors to consider when deciding whether to file a product liability lawsuit.
First, you need to determine whether the product was defective. This means that the product was unsafe for its intended use and that the manufacturer or seller knew or should have known about the danger.
Second, you need to determine whether the defect caused your injury. You must prove that the defect was the proximate cause of your injury.
Third, you need to determine whether you have a statute of limitations to file your lawsuit. In most states, the statute of limitations for product liability lawsuits is two years.
Types of Product Liability Claims
There are two main types of claims:
Strict liability: Claims do not require proving that the manufacturer or seller was negligent. Instead, you only need to prove that the product was indeed defective and that it caused your injury.
Negligence: Claims require you to prove that the manufacturer or seller was negligent in designing, manufacturing, or selling the product.
In summary, if a defective product has injured you, you may be entitled to compensation if you have all the necessary evidence to file a lawsuit.
Remember that a medical examination by a health specialist is necessary to determine the causes of the personal injury to be able to take legal action according to your case.