A company may not intend to put an unsafe product on the market, but they may have taken short cuts when designing the product or cut corners when manufacturing the product. In the event that there are risks associated with using the item, a company may hesitate or fail to include sufficient warnings because they don’t want to lose potential customers or the cost of recalling the item could be significant. These decisions could ultimately prove to be grounds for a product liability claim should someone be injured by the product.
Product liability claims can be legally complex. Many people assume that they can just say that they used a product and got hurt in order to receive compensation; but there are specific metrics that must be met for a claim to be successful.
For example, if you were burned by a small electronic device, you will need to establish that your injuries stemmed from a defect or flaw in the product. You will also need to demonstrate that the product was used for its intended purposes. It will also be important to document the medical expenses and other damages incurred as a result of treating your burns so that you can calculate appropriate compensation.
This can all be quite overwhelming, especially when you are already dealing with serious injuries. Thankfully, you don’t have to navigate this process alone. The attorneys at Berger and Green can guide you through the legal system and help you build a case to pursue maximum compensation. We understand how crucial financial redress can be when you are the victim of a dangerous or defective product, and we can help you explore your options.
If you have questions regarding a potential product liability claim, we invite you to visit our website.