Puyallup Product Liability Lawyer

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.

Types of Products that Can Be Dangerous

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:

  • Baby equipment
  • Household appliances
  • Toys
  • Medications and medical devices
  • Sports equipment
  • Tools
  • Tires
  • Automotive components, such as airbags or brakes

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.

What Victims Must Prove in a Product Liability Case

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:

  1. Did you use the product as intended, making sure to follow all guidance and safety instructions? If you used an object out of the scope of its normal use or didn’t note warning labels, you are likely out of luck.
  2. Were you injured? To have a product liability case, you must have suffered an injury because of the defective product.
  3. Can you prove your injury was related to the defective product? A doctor’s report could be useful evidence.
  4. Did you suffer damages? In other words, did you incur expenses such as medical bills and lost wages? Did the injury inflict pain, hardship, suffering, anxiety, or other forms of mental anguish?

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.

Who is Liable when a Product is Dangerous?

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:

  • Manufacturer
  • Supplier
  • Distributor
  • Insurance Company
  • Store Owner

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.

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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.

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