The attorneys at Ladenburg Law have experience in helping clients in Federal Way, WA who have been harmed by defective products. We refer to this area of law as product liability, and these cases are different than some of the other personal injury cases we handle. To learn more, get in touch with a Federal Way product liability lawyer today.
Unfortunately, any product can become a defective product that injures someone. To illustrate, here are a few kinds of products we’ve encountered that have hurt our clients:
Whatever the defective item is it must have been available to purchase on the market. For instance, you could bring a claim against a manufacturer for a toy that injured your child. You couldn’t bring a product liability claim against a relative for a toy they made that hurt your child.
You don’t need to have been the original purchaser of the item to bring a claim forward. If the item was purchased for you as a gift or if you bought it second-hand, you may still have a claim. The item just needs to have been available on the market at some point in its history.
There are two things that make products liability cases unique from other types of cases our Federal Way attorneys handle. Here’s the good news: both favor the injured party.
Even though product liability lawsuits favor the injured, make no mistake. These are complex cases that require skilled investigation and expert understanding of the law to bring to trial. In addition, manufacturers will come to the table with aggressive legal representation to minimize their losses. For these reasons, we do not recommend you bring a products liability case forward without an attorney on your side.
The Federal Way attorneys at Ladenburg Law have the experience and know-how to navigate defective products cases.
Errors can happen at one or more stage of bringing a product to market. These stages include:
In order to get to market, a product passes through several hands. In products liability, any or all parties in that chain may be liable. These include:
As a victim of a defective product, you do not have to determine who or when the error was made. This is one of our jobs, as product liability attorneys. We’ll do a careful investigation to discover what happened and pursue justice on your behalf.
Any time you’re injured, you should seek medical care. Visiting your doctor ensures you recover faster and helps establish a basis for your claim.
After you’ve seen a doctor, here are a few additional steps you should consider taking. If you’re unable to do complete some of them, ask a family member or witness for help.
Please involve our Federal Way product liability lawyers as soon as possible. By calling us to help early on, we can guide you through the process and access evidence while it’s still fresh. This helps our chances in recovering the best settlement we can for you.
There’s no easy answer to this question. In our experience, settlement amounts vary greatly because every case is different, with many variables.
What we can tell you is that we work to recover the following damages for our clients:
During our initial consultation, we’ll want to hear how the injury has impacted your life and your finances. This helps us understand the potential value of your claim. After our meeting, we’ll be able to determine the best next steps, including if a products liability lawsuit is right for you.
We get it. Sometimes you’ve suffered an injury and you’re not completely sure if it was due to a defect or bad luck.
This is where our free consultations may be helpful. There’s no cost to tell one of our experienced attorneys what happened. If we think that a product defect was responsible for your injuries and we choose to work together, we’ll gather evidence and identify who’s responsible. You can also count on us to be honest if we think you’ve just had a case of bad luck.
Either way, you can walk away from our meeting having received free legal advice about your situation.
Don’t delay. There is a limited window of time you can file a product liability claim in the State of Washington (RCW 4.16.080). Call our Federal Way product liability lawyer a call to schedule your free consultation.
If you’re unable to make it to our office, please let us know. One of our attorneys is happy to meet you at your home or hospital.