Olympia Product Liability Lawyer

When a product has a defect, it has the potential to be dangerous – or even deadly. And virtually any product can have a defect. Our dedicated attorneys have assisted clients who have been hurt from toys to car tires and everything in between.

These injuries can leave a victim with substantial expenses such as hospital bills and lost wages. If this has happened to you, you may be entitled to compensation. We encourage you to reach out to an Olympia product liability lawyer for assistance.

Do I Have a Valid Product Liability Claim?

Manufacturers have a duty of care to make sure that their products have been thoroughly tested before going to market. They also have a responsibility to ensure appropriate warnings and instructions on any packaging.

To have a valid personal injury claim, the following conditions need to be met:

  • The product is defective. You need to be able to show that the product is defective in some way. This could be a design or manufacturing defect, or a failure to warn about dangers. Proving a defect isn’t always easy, and an attorney may be able to assist.
  • The defective product caused your injuries. There needs to be a clear evidence that the defective product was responsible for your harm. Manufacturers may try to argue that your injury was caused from some other means or your own carelessness.
  • You were using the product in the correct manner. If you were using the product in a way beyond its intention or against warnings, you likely do not have a claim. For instance, if you took more medication than prescribed and had a negative side effect, you’d have a difficult time arguing that the product itself is dangerous.
  • Your injuries caused losses. It’s not good enough that a product could have harmed you. In a valid personal injury claim, you need to prove that you were. That harm may include injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.

We understand that you still might have questions about what happened to you and if it meets the criteria above. Please call us. It’s best to evaluate each situation on its own. After meeting, we’ll be able to let you know your legal options.

How Long Do I Have to File a Product Liability Claim?

In general, you have just three years to file a product liability claim in the State of Washington. That’s not a lot of time, and we’ve had to turn people away who waited too long to reach out for help. If you are outside the statute of limitations, you’re unable to file a claim. RCW 7.72.060 has additional information you might want to read about timelines and product liability in Washington State.

There are a few additional reasons to involve one of our products liability lawyers early in the process:

  • We can access evidence while it’s still fresh.
  • We can ease the legal burden off your plate so you can focus on healing.
  • It positions us to have the best possible outcome with your claim and potentially, settlement.

Don’t delay in reaching out. Remember, you risk nothing to speak to one of our attorneys.

Call an Olympia Product Liability Lawyer Today

Product liability claims are complicated to navigate. We recommend you contact an Olympia product liability lawyer to assist with the process. Our skilled team of attorneys have helped clients win fair settlements in cases involving defective products.

We offer free case evaluations and only charge a fee if we’re able to win your case. The first step is to call to schedule a time to meet. Please let us know if you’re unable to come to our Olympia office, and we’ll have an attorney meet you at your home or other preferred location.

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