It’s frustrating when something you bought doesn’t work as it should. It’s devastating when it actually causes harm or injury. You trusted it enough to bring it into your home. Now, someone is hurt. Something is damaged. You can do something about it. Read on to learn about contacting a product liability law firm.
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Here’s When You Contact a Product Liability Law Firm
What is product liability? Simply put, it’s legally holding products and their companies to what they said we could rely on. Let’s look at what questions you should ask yourself before contacting a product liability lawyer.
Ask Yourself the Hardest Question: Are You at Fault?
It is the easiest thing in the world to blame something else when you are suffering. But it is not always the wisest. Some products come with warnings when it can be harmful to children or not used as intended. These can, unfortunately, often be overlooked. But they aren’t there as only warnings. They relieve companies and manufacturers of fault when something happens. If you can’t find anything like that, take a look at the legal actions you can take. See if you qualify for a product liability lawsuit.
So, when those warnings are missing, and someone or something is hurt, you absolutely have a case. It could be the company or even the store. But if you were using the product as advertised and weren’t given any warnings, you can fight it.
Was the Product Defective?
This is the most likely reason. There are several defections that could have been the cause. A product that’s defective because of a manufacturing error usually cannot perform as promised. This can lead to major life-threatening issues such as a car unable to brake. You bought this product with certain promises from the company. And by them not holding to that, you or your property is harmed. A lot of the time, it’s not enough just to get your money back. You are now out of more money to fix what the product did. Even worse, that product was supposed to help save money or keep someone or something safe. If that is the case, it’s time to weigh your legal options.
But What If It Was a Defect By Design?
Unfortunately, that’s a harder case to sell to law firms. You have to prove you were using the product as intended but harm still happened. For example, let’s say you purchased a wet saw. You are now in the ER because you thought it might work on concrete like it does tile. It didn’t, but that was not a design flaw. A design flaw would be like something the Easy-Bake Ovens did in 2006. They made the toy-oven more like a real oven. But in doing so, they inadvertently exposed children to real heat. After twenty-six injuries, the product was recalled.
You Can Get Help
These are just a few ways you or your property can be harmed by the products you buy. Sometimes it can be hard to know when you can legally do something about it. But you can take action. Contact a product liability law firm to get justice for what was done, and check out related posts on our blog.