When you buy a product, you expect it to work as advertised. America is one of the most advanced nations in the world when it comes to mass production. Our country has thousands of intelligent, creative inventors and designers who strive to make life easier and more fun for the masses. However, sometimes, you may purchase a product that either does not work as advertised or poses a safety risk. If you are injured by a defective product, you most likely feel betrayed, and rightfully so. These injuries are usually sudden and unexpected, which is why most people who are injured due to a defective product seek financial compenstion to help cover the cost of their medical bills, in-home care, and more. If you find yourself in this situation, please read on to learn more about your legal options going forward::
How do I recover compensation in a product liability lawsuit?
To win compensation in any personal injury lawsuit, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is not always easy, which is why you must hire an experienced attorney who is ready to help you prove your claim. There are three primary types of product liability cases, and your attorney will have to determine which applies to your situation. They are as follows:
- Design Defects: When a company designs a product, they must ensure they do so in the safest way possible. However, this does not always happen. To recover compensation for an injury sustained due to a design defect, you must prove that there was a safer, more feasible, and equally practical design that would allow the product to function as intended.
- Manufacturer Defects: Manufacturers must not deviate from the guidelines provided by the designer of a product. When manufacturers cut corners to either save time or money, they may cause an otherwise safe design to become hazardous. If you are injured due to a negligent manufacturer, you should reach out to an attorney.
- Failure to Warn: When a company designs a product, they are responsible for including necessary warnings either on the packaging or the product itself. Certain products, such as lawnmowers, are safe if used correctly. However, without proper warnings and instructions, a lawnmower can be extremely dangerous. This is why many people recover compensation following an injury due to a product without the necessary warnings.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.