We buy products all the time, sometimes out of necessity, sometimes just for fun. Regardless, when we go shopping, we expect our products to be safe to use. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Products that are not designed or manufactured properly can result in serious injury. Read on to learn more about product liability lawsuits in Arizona.
What Should I do if I am Injured?
If you are injured by a product, you should make sure to keep the product. You may be tempted to throw it away, but in reality, it is a crucial piece of evidence.
In Arizona, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file a claim within this period, you may lose your chance to recover the compensation you deserve. As a result, it is important to reach out to a personal injury attorney soon after the injury.
What are the Types of Product Liability Cases?
Product liability cases can be difficult. Not only do you have to determine which party is responsible, you must also prove that their negligence resulted in the injury. The three ways someone may be held responsible for a product liability case include:
Design defects: When a product designer fails to take safety into account, the product can cause serious injury. In this case, your attorney will have to prove that there was a safer, but feasible and economical way to create the same product.
Manufacturing defects: Sometimes, a design is sound, but the manufacturer deviates from the original blueprints, either intentionally or unintentionally. This can cause a safely designed product to become unsafe. To prove this, your lawyer must be able to show that the manufacturer deviated from the original design.
Failure to warn: A product can be designed and manufactured safely, but if the company fails to warn clients of the potential dangers of misusing the product, they may be held responsible for any injuries that occur as a result.
Because it can be difficult to determine which party was at fault and find the proof to hold them responsible, you will need a skilled personal injury attorney on your side. If you or a loved one has been injured by a product, reach out to us today.
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.