Consumers are constantly buying items that they use each day. Whether these products are for everyday use or for leisure, as consumers we usually want them to be quality products. We spend our hard-earned money on items to benefit us somehow and expect to get the most out of our money or at least what we paid for. Sometimes products may be defective if they cannot carry out their original function. These items can range from a child’s toy to a vacuum to anything in between. When using these products, individuals may become injured due to the defect that was made during the manufacturing process for the product. If you or a loved one has become injured due to a defective product, you may be able to seek liability on their behalf. Product liability cases put the blame on the manufacturing company that created the product.
What are some examples of product liability cases?
Product liability cases can cover a wide range of products that individuals buy in stores or online. Other cases have included children’s toys and household appliances that resulted in burn injuries. Some cases even involved people suing tire manufacturers over blowout tires or tread separations, which has the ability to cause someone to lose control of a vehicle. Prescription drugs have also been named in product liability cases.
How can I seek compensation for this?
When you experience an incident that includes a defective product and leads to injuries from this encounter, you can file a lawsuit against the manufacturing company. Depending on the situation, you may file an individual lawsuit or a class action lawsuit. Each lawsuit has different guidelines. An attorney can best guide you toward the right action. An individual lawsuit can help you gain economic damages for your injuries. This can cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages or lost future wages.
What is a class action lawsuit?
A class action lawsuit may be worth seeking. For these lawsuits, you can include multiple parties in the lawsuit. This can help lower the cost of legal fees. If filing a lawsuit seems to cost more than the benefits, a class action may help diminish the cost. It may also prove to be less time-consuming depending on the case. By bringing together a group of people in a similar situation with the manufacturer, you can all take part in the action. This route may prove to be more efficient due to the numerous parties involved to assist in the process.
If you are in this situation, it is important to discuss this situation with an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.