Product liability claims are filed by people who have sustained injuries while using defective consumer products. Product defects can occur during the design, manufacturing or marketing phases of a product’s lifespan. No matter what type of defect caused your injuries, consulting with an attorney experienced handling these types of claims is essential to ensuring you receive the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses that resulted from the injury. Below is some important information regarding product liability claims:
Strict Liability for Product Defects
Product liability claims differ from other types of personal injury cases. Most injury claims involve proving that the defendant was negligent. If you can’t prove negligence, then your claim will fail. With product liability claims, however, it is not necessary to prove that the manufacturer was negligent. Instead, your attorney only has to demonstrate that the product that injured you was unsafe for its intended use. This is called “strict liability,” and it is the cornerstone of product liability cases.
Experience Counts in Products Liability Cases
When it comes to filing claims for product liability, seeking the help of an experienced attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. These types of cases often involve several different corporations that were responsible for either the design, manufacture, distribution, marketing or retail sales of the product. Product liability cases can, therefore, become quite complex. Having an attorney on your side who is familiar with the web of laws that apply to these types of cases can be invaluable.
Robert Brunkenhoefer is an experienced product liability lawyer in Corpus Christi, who will work diligently to protect your legal rights and get you the compensation you are entitled to. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury due to a defective or malfunctioning product, call Brunkenhoefer Law Firm, P.C., at (855) 812-1100 today.