If you've been injured by a defective product, you may be able to sue the product's manufacturer in a personal injury lawsuit and receive compensation for your injuries. A products liability attorney or personal injury lawyer can help guide you through the process.
What Is Products Liability?
Products liability is the legal term used to describe the fact that product manufacturers are expected to distribute products that are safe and operate as intended. If a manufacturer intentionally or inadvertently allows customers to buy a defective product--particularly one that is unsafe and has the potential to cause injury or death--then the manufacturer is must compensate victims.
Typical Product Defects
Product defects are a concern for all manufacturer and are typically covered in the product warranty. But if a part is dangerous and fails, then ensuing injuries are subject to fair compensation from the manufacturer or seller of that part. Some typical product defects, which are often the subject of product recalls, include:
- Gas pedals
- Baby cribs slats
- Flammable children's clothes
- Electrical malfunctions
What Is Personal Injury?
Personal injury is the legal term used to describe a situation where someone is injured or killed as a result of another person or company's negligence. Personal injury lawsuits can result from auto accidents, medical malpractice, slip-and-fall accidents and defective products.
If your products liability personal injury lawsuit is successful, you may receive money to pay for:
- Past, current and future medical treatment (including hospital costs, doctor's visits, physical therapy and medical aids) related to your injury
- Any property that was damaged or destroyed as a result of the defective product
- Lost wages if you were unable to work because of your injury
- Pain and suffering
If you've been injured by a defective product, contact a products liability lawyer as soon as possible. There are time limits to file a products liability lawsuit or personal injury lawsuit, so don't delay.
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