Oftentimes, when we think of accidents, we picture car crashes or serious slip and falls. Unfortunately, these are not the only types of accidents out there. In many cases, unsuspecting consumers are injured due to defective products. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about product liability claims and how our firm can help you if you’ve been injured due to a defective product. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the claims process ahead:
Who is responsible if I am injured due to a defective product?
Generally, there are three types of product liability lawsuits. They are as follows:
- Negligent product design: As you know, those who design products are responsible for ensuring they take consumer safety into account. When they fail to do so, the chances of a serious accident occurring due to a defective design skyrocket. If you are injured due to a negligent product design, there is a very good chance you will have a valid personal injury claim.
- Negligent product manufacturer: Oftentimes, when an initially-safe product blueprint is sent out for manufacturing, manufacturers will divert from that blueprint, causing the product to become unsafe for public use. When this happens, accidents frequently occur as a result.
- Failure to warn: Certain products require warning labels, such as those regarding choking hazards, warning against improper use of a product, and more. When these labels are not present, consumers can unknowingly use the product the wrong way and sustain a serious injury as a result.
How long will I have to sue for an injury due to a defective product?
If you are injured by a defective product, it is critical that you take legal action as soon as possible. This is because there is a statute of limitations in place that regulates the amount of time you will have to sue for an injury. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, you will, in most cases, have three years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party. Our firm is ready to help you through every step of the claims process today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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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.