Oftentimes, the phrase “you get what you pay for” is true. However, sometimes, no matter how much we spend on a product, it may not function as intended. Unfortunately, for some, this means far more than a simple waste of money. If you are someone who has been injured by a defective product, you most likely now need financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, and more. Here are some of the questions you may have about product liability lawsuits:
What are the grounds for a valid product liability lawsuit?
To win a product liability lawsuit, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is oftentimes harder to do in product liability lawsuits, so it is always best you retain the legal assistance of an experienced attorney before proceeding. Your attorney will first determine the responsible party. From there, your attorney will begin collecting evidence so he can prove that you were injured at the hands of a negligent party. Some of the evidence your attorney may work to recover can include pictures of the accident or unsafe product that caused the accident, police reports of the incident, medical documents detailing the origin and extent of your injuries, and more.
Are there different types of product liability lawsuits?
- Manufacturing defects: When a manufacturer cuts corners to save time or money, or otherwise diverts from the designer’s safe blueprint, there is a very good chance the product may become defective, injuring someone as a result.
- Failure to warn: Certain products are safe if used correctly, but can very quickly become unsafe if they are improperly used. Power tools are a good example of this. For this very reason, these products are required to come with warnings and instructions. If a product does not come with such warnings and you are injured as a result, there is a very good chance you will have a valid product liability lawsuit.
- Design defects: Product designers are responsible for ensuring their product is safe to use. If you wish to sue a product designer for a negligent design, you and your attorney will have to prove that there is a feasibly safer, more practical, and economically sound means of designing such a product. If you can do so, you will most likely recover the compensation you need.
Contact our experienced Arizona firm
The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub has years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others as well as those who are facing charges of driving under the influence. Those injured due to another party’s negligence should never have to suffer alone. If you need strong legal representation, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.