Consumers are exposed to numerous products in their daily lives that, unknown to them, open them up to a great deal of danger. When manufacturers, distributors, and sellers rush their products to the market to start making profits, they often cut corners, That ultimately results in those products being dangerous to consumers resulting in serious injuries or even death.
Unsafe products can cause vulnerable consumers to suffer severe injuries and even wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, you can legally pursue compensation for the harm and losses you have suffered. Our product liability attorneys represent people who have been injured due to faulty products. Let an injury lawyer from our firm assist you today.
Product Liability Cases
A product liability case is one where you are injured due to a defect in a product. That faulty product could be straightforward as the defective design of a child’s car safety seat or be quite complicated — such as a machine or device that must be manufactured and engineered with the utmost precision. To pursue legal action in a product liability case, an attorney must often challenge big business. Your lawyer may need to work with the nation’s leading experts to get to the heart of product liability matters and make them understandable to a jury.
Most product liability and defective product lawsuits involve negligence or strict liability, meaning the negligent or liable party did not act with the purposeful intention to harm another person. Therefore, damages in product liability cases often include compensatory damages that compensate the injured party for harm and losses caused by the defective product.
Product Liability Damages
Compensatory damages may include economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses can be assigned a known dollar value, while non-economic losses are less straightforward.
Economic losses may include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Lost earning potential
- Disability costs
- Property damage
Non-economic losses may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Product liability cases may cover both economic and non-economic losses.
Punitive damages are typically not awarded in defective products or product liability claims. Punitive damages usually require that purposeful or malicious intent to harm be involved in the incident.
Dangerous Products Cases Happen Often, You Need An Advocate on Your Side
The manufacturer, distributor, or seller of products has a financial interest in refuting any claim that they have dangerous products that pose a significant danger to the public. That’s because a finding that a product is a hazardous product could result in that product being removed from the market resulting in the loss of hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars.
You need a lawyer and a law firm to fight with the manufacturers, distributors, and sellers from the very beginning. Your product liability attorney can hold them accountable for putting a dangerous product on the market and ensure that they treat you and compensate you fairly for the injuries that you sustained by using their dangerous product.
If you or a loved one has been injured, or you have a loved one who died after using a dangerous product, contact us by using the form below or by calling our law firm now.