Injuries from a defective product can result in devastating harm to your health and your finances, including lost wages, staggering medical expenses, emotional trauma, and even long-term disability. We can help you receive fair financial compensation for your injuries. And you pay nothing until we obtain a settlement for you.
Types of Defective Products Claims
When a product causes injury or harm, there is usually potential for a defective products liability claim. Although the type of product can vary – from firearms to farm equipment, motor vehicles, medical equipment and more – defective products claims generally fall into one of these three categories:
- Manufacturing defects, where there has been an error in the production of a product.
- Design defects that occur because the design of the product itself is dangerous or defective.
- Failure to warn, where product labels or instructions fail to provide adequate information about the proper use of the product.
Defective Products Claims: When Can You Sue?
To have a successful defective products claim, you must be able to prove these four elements:
- You suffered an injury or incurred monetary losses.
- The product that caused your injury was defective, either in the manufacture or design of the product or because of a failure to warn of potentially serious side effects.
- The product defect was responsible for your injury or loss.
- You used the product as specified by the manufacturer.
- In addition, you must file your claim within certain time limits dictated by each state under their statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for filing a defective products claim varies by state, which is why it’s important to talk with a defective products attorney as soon as possible to start building a case for your claim.
Defective Products Damages: What Is Your Case Worth?
If you have been injured by a defective product, you have the right to seek compensation by filing a defective products liability claim for:
- Medical expenses and lost wages
- Future medical care or home care required
- Lost earning potential (if you are disabled)
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Inability to function as a whole person
- Disfigurement, deformity and permanency of injury
A complete review of your claim by one of our product liability lawyers will help determine an accurate value to ensure your final settlement is a fair one. You owe us nothing until we obtain a settlement for you.