When you buy an item, you assume that is has been designed, manufactured, and tested correctly to ensure it will work as intended. Unfortunately, this is not the case with all products. From cars that roll over to power equipment that malfunctions during a home repair, these and other products cause significant and often catastrophic injuries to accident victims. If you have been injured while using a defective product, the good news is that you can sue for damages.
Who is Liable for My Injuries?
Depending on your circumstances, it is possible the product’s designers, manufacturers, and even the retailer who sold the product could be held liable for your injuries. In many situations, designers and manufacturers realize a product has flaws, yet still allow it to go to market for consumers. Because of this, your lawyers here at Tobler Law will examine a company’s prior history to see if a pattern exists for similar injuries with your product or related products.
Since you have probably suffered such serious injuries as lacerations, burns, broken bones, or other injuries that will impact your life for weeks, months, or perhaps permanently, you are entitled to sue for maximum compensation. In defective product cases, accident victims sue for compensation to pay their medical bills, replace lost income from being unable to work, and for the pain and suffering they are now enduring from their injuries.
Keep the Defective Product
When pursuing such a case, it is extremely important that you keep the product that injured you during its use. Along with the product itself, also keep any packaging it came in, since this can be a critical part of your case. In some instances, manufacturers fail to provide adequate instructions for use or warnings about their product, resulting in serious injuries to consumers.
If you now find yourself facing an uncertain future following your injuries from a defective product, plan on hiring attorneys who have experience in these cases and know how to get results for their clients. To get the compensation you deserve, consult with us here at Tobler Law.