When you purchase a product it’s typically with the intention of improving your quality of life. However, if a product you purchase is defective and causes you injury or property damage, you might have a product liability case. Contact Gerash Steiner & Blanton, P.C. if you want a product liability attorney to evaluate your legal options.
The Three Types of Defective Product Liability Claims
There are three types of defective product liability claims: manufacturing defects, design defects, and marketing defects.
To file a product liability claim, you must be able to prove:
- You suffered a physical injury or monetary loss
- The product’s defect is the cause of your injury
- You used the product as intended
This is the most common of the three product liability claim options. This lawsuit is based on the idea that while the original design of the product is safe, the item you specifically purchased has a unique flaw that led to your injury. Simply put, you purchased a defective product with a manufacturing error that somehow passed inspection.
For this claim, you need to prove that a product’s overall design is defective. You aren’t just using your purchased item as an example, but the entire available line.
This is also known as the Failure to Warn claim. Basically, this claim states that a company is being negligent by not providing adequate product warnings or user instructions. This claim is popular with prescription medication lawsuits. For example, a patient can sue a pharmaceutical company if they experience an undisclosed side effect after taking the medication.
File Your Claim
Contact Gerash Steiner & Blanton, P.C. if you’ve suffered injuries due to a defective product. Compensation awarded in product liability cases often includes medical expenses, lost wages, and any other damages selected by the court. Your opportunity to claim damages may pass you by if you wait too long to file. Be wary of accidentally exceeding the statute of limitations!
Call our personal injury lawyers at (303) 732-5048 to schedule a free consultation.