Imagine you are riding your brand new bicycle through your neighborhood. As you turn the corner, you hear a cracking noise and the next thing you know, you are on the ground with a broken collarbone. As it turns out, the bicycle’s seat had a manufacturing defect that caused your fall.
If you have been injured because of a product you used, you may have a defective product liability claim. Though the range of defective product cases is broad, the claims typically fall into three categories of product liability:
By understanding these differences, you will better be able to identify your product liability claim and correctly present your case in court.
After injury due to product liability, you may wonder what happens next. You have medical bills from your emergency room visit. You are in pain. You also have a defective product that surely the shop you purchased it from will take back for you. However, what about the company that manufactured the product? Shouldn’t they know what happened? Shouldn’t they be liable for your pain and suffering? But you don’t know the first thing about product liability. You need help.
The first most important action you can take upon being injured by a defective product is seeking legal counsel from an attorney trained in personal injury. You will learn your rights and what claim, if any, you are entitled to receiving.
You will need the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer to negotiate with the manufacturer of the defective product, or sometimes, the business where you purchased the product. Hiring the services of a personal injury lawyer is especially important if the injuries you incurred as a result of a product’s defect prove serious. Serious injuries sustained from a defective product can mean a lifetime of expensive medical bills and in many cases, lost wages.
Don’t let the work and hassle of filing a personal injury and product liability claim overwhelm you. Hire a personal injury lawyer instead. Hiring an attorney trained in personal injury can ensure you receive adequate compensation for the physical and emotional suffering from an accident due to a defective product. Only a personal injury lawyer can navigate the often complex process of filing a personal injury and product liability claim.
At Martins Mill Legal Center, we are experienced in many types of personal injury. We understand the legal ramifications manufacturers and businesses must adhere to when a product they have created and/or sold has caused personal injury to someone. We know what rights you have and what compensation you may be entitled to. We are here to listen to you and give you honest advice. If we feel you have a case we would be happy to help. We won’t accept any cases we don’t feel we can help you with. We practice law fairly and honestly.
Please call us today for your consultation.