Proving a Product Caused Your Injury
American consumers have the expectation that when they buy a product, it is properly designed and will function as it should. When a product fails to work as intended, it can be frustrating, but the solution is typically to return the product for an exchange or refund of your money. But what happens when the product injures you or a loved one? It is time to consult with a skilled personal injury attorney to determine if you have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit.
What is a product liability lawsuit? Any time a consumer good causes a personal injury, there are several parties that may be liable. It must first be determined what time of lawsuit you should file. The three types of product liability lawsuits are:
- Mistake in manufacturing, which means the product was not made correctly
- Design flaw, which means the product was designed in an inherently unsafe manner
- Failure to warn, which means the labeling, marketing or instructions for the product did not adequately warn of possible dangers or to ensure safe use
How do you prove your injury was caused by the product? In short, you must prove that you were using the product as intended, but the product was defective and it caused an injury or other type of loss. Thus, when a consumer good causes a personal injury, it is important to preserve any helpful evidence such as the product, the packaging it came in, instructions, videos or pictures of the product causing the injury, or any other types of evidence to support your claims.
If you or a loved one need assistance pursuing a product liability lawsuit, contact Slater, Tenaglia, Fritz & Hunt for help in obtaining the monetary award you deserve.
At Slater, Tenaglia, Fritz & Hunt we take your injury seriously. We are aggressive in pursuing the full and fair compensation you deserve from the negligent party that caused your accident. To schedule your complimentary initial consultation, contact us by phone at (201) 820-6001 in New Jersey or (212) 692-0200 in New York. We can also be found on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Youtube and on the Internet. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay our fees unless we recover for you. Contact us today!