It is not uncommon for unsuspecting consumers to be injured due to defective products. If you have been recently injured due to a defective product, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation in a product liability claim. To learn more about this process, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney.
Who is responsible if I am injured due to a defective product?
There are generally three types of product liability lawsuits:
- Negligent product manufacturer: A product blueprint is sent out for manufacturing laying out an initially safe product design. However, sometimes manufacturers will divert from that blueprint. This can cause the product to become unsafe to use which can result in accidents and injuries.
- Negligent product design: Product designers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their customers. Failure to do so may increase the chances of a serious accident occurring due to a defective design. If you have been injured due to a negligent product design, you likely have a valid personal injury claim.
- Failure to warn: Certain products require warning labels. When these labels are not present, consumers can unknowingly use the product the wrong way and sustain a serious injury as a result. The following are examples of required warning labels:
- Choking hazards, warning against improper use of a product, and more.
How long will I have to sue for an injury due to a defective product?
The statute of limitations for filing a defective product claim is generally three years in Maryland. This means that you will have three years from the date of your incident to take legal action to sue the liable party. If you have been injured by a defective product, it is important that you take legal action as soon as possible to avoid being barred from suing.
It is also important to understand that the burden of proof is on the victim for product liability claims. To file a successful claim, it is important to preserve evidence of your injuries and how they occurred.
To learn more about this process, reach out to our experienced personal injury firm who will walk you through the steps of the claims process ahead. We will assist you in satisfying the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve to heal. Give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation.
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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.