Establishing product liability can be quite an arduous task as there are multiple conditions you need to meet in order to build a solid case against the company. Product liability is primarily the legal liability a manufacturer or trader incurs for producing or selling a faulty product which causes injury to the consumers. In order to substantiate and validate a claim of product liability, the injured party must prove that the injury was caused by a defect in the product. Furthermore, it is also required to prove that the person was using the product in the way it was meant to be used in order to establish product liability.
Why do you need to establish product liability?
Many people sustain injuries when using defective products and have to suffer pain along with hefty hospital bills. People even lose their lives using defective products. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the injuries and damage caused by defective products cost Americans over $700 billion dollars every year.
In order to compensate for your injuries and pain that were caused by a defective product, it is imperative to file a claim and establish product liability in a court of law. From faulty breaking or safety mechanism in automobiles to unhygienic food, there is a whole range of products which can cause you or your loved ones injury and harm. So, in order to be compensated and to ensure that it does not happen to other people, it is vital that you file a claim and establish product liability.
How can a personal injury lawyer help you with it?
As mentioned at the beginning, establishing product liability can be quite tricky, which is why most people consult an experienced personal injury lawyer. An attorney would be able to determine the strength of your claim and present it in court in a way that would support your case. Once product liability has been established, you would be eligible to receive compensation from the company for the injuries and harm caused by their faulty product.
Most product liability claims pertain to issues such as breach of warranty, negligence, and strict liability. Each of the aforementioned issues requires different elements to be proven in the court. Simply proving the defect in the product and relating it to the injury sustained requires evidence and documentation.
For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact The Law Offices of Robert T. Edens, P.C. today at 847-395-2200 to speak with an experienced attorney on this topic.