Most of the time, we don’t think about product safety. We assume that if we can buy an item at a store, it must have passed rigorous testing and inspection. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Every year, thousands of people are seriously harmed by everyday household objects. If you’ve been hurt, it’s possible you could file a personal injury lawsuit and pursue compensation. The best way to know for sure is to reach out to a Puyallup product liability lawyer.
Almost any consumer product you can think of has the potential to be dangerous. For instance, if you look at the data that the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) collects from participating hospitals, you’ll find many household items have caused serious injury.
Some examples of products that could be defective include:
As you can see from our list above, there are many different types of items you likely have in your house that could be defective and dangerous.
Take note, just because you’ve been hurt by a product doesn’t mean that you can or should pursue legal action.
For starters, ask yourself the following questions:
Filing a product liability lawsuit against a negligent manufacturer is expensive and time consuming. Therefore, we are most likely to accept your case if your damages are very high. For instance, high damages could include a surgery and temporary disability from your work. Sometimes, you may be harmed but not significantly enough to pursue compensation.
When we consult with you during our initial case evaluation, we’ll provide honest feedback based on our knowledge and experience.
There are several potential at-fault parties in a defective products case. And sometimes, there are multiple at-fault parties.
For instance, a negligent party could be a:
A thorough investigation will determine who’s to blame. A skilled lawyer could determine where in the chain the defect occurred. Rest assured, we’ll seek all eligible sources of compensation on your behalf.
Let a Puyallup product liability lawyer seek justice on your behalf. A settlement could compensate you for the enormous expenses you’re facing. Call us today and ask to schedule a free case review.