Defective products distributed into the hands of consumers may leave them with serious or even catastrophic injuries. Learn how to file a valid product liability claim to protect your rights.
What Constitutes Product Liability?
Product liability refers to an area of law in which product designers and manufacturers are held responsible for any injuries that occur to consumers as a result of an inherent product flaw. Examples of common product liability cases include those involving automobile parts, medical devices, building materials, food products, and more.
In order to recover compensation for injuries you sustained due to a product defect, you must file a product liability claim before the statute of limitations ends. Typically, you have two to four years to file a product liability claim after getting injured.
Secondly, you must prove that the product’s defect directly caused your injuries. In most product liability cases, it does not matter whether you were careless when using the product. If it can be shown that there was an inherent defect in the product, and that you would not have been injured had the defect not been present, you will most likely recover compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured by a defective product, do not suffer in silence. At Huffman & Huffman, PLLC, our product liability attorneys are well-versed in this area of law and we’re prepared to fight for you.
Contact us today at (757) 330-3425 to learn how we can assist you.