When you buy a product and bring it into your home, you trust that it’s met standards and is safe. But for thousands of Americans each year, something goes wrong. Many people have been seriously injured or even killed by defective or dangerous items. Perhaps you’ve found this page today because this story sounds familiar.
At Ladenburg Law, our accident attorneys have helped many victims who have been hurt by a variety of harmful products. This area of law, known as products liability, is unique from the other personal injury cases we handle. Please read on to learn more about how product liability works and how a Tacoma product liability lawyer can help.
While this list is not exhaustive, here are some types of defective products that have injured innocent victims over the years:
With products liability, there are a few conditions that may help determine if you have a case or not. First, you (or someone else) must have purchased the item. For instance, you could bring a claim against a company you bought a tool from. But you could not bring a products liability claim against your uncle for a tool he made for you.
You might still have a case even if you received the item as a gift or purchased it second-hand. In other words, you do not need to be the original purchaser of the item in order to have a case.
We handle many kinds of personal injury lawsuits at Ladenburg Law, such as car accidents and medical malpractice. However, there are two primary qualities that set defective products lawsuits apart. (The good news is that they are both favorable for those who have been injured.)
Even though products liability lawsuits have provisions that favor plaintiffs, make no mistake. These complicated cases need extensive, skilled investigation on part of our attorneys. It’s not always easy to find where in the chain an error happened.
First, let’s talk about how a product can end up defective in the first place. There are three basic steps in the process where an error can be made:
Once a product has been made, it may pass through several hands to reach the market. Any and all parties in that chain may be held responsible, including:
Rest assured, we do not expect you to know or try to discover who caused the problem. That’s our job, as skilled products liability attorneys.
It can be confusing to know what to do right after a serious injury. We recognize that you might be seeing this information well after the fact. Even so, read through the steps to see what you may be able to do.
We urge you to call us as soon as possible. Involving a defective products attorney from Ladenburg Law early in the process will strengthen your claim. Plus, there is no fee for an initial consultation and we work on a contingency basis. You risk nothing by calling us.
Depending on your situation, here are some of the costs we’ll fight to recover for you:
As every person is unique, we’ll want to discuss the damages you’ve suffered as a result of your injury.
You don’t have to know; it’s on us to figure it out.
After meeting with you (at no cost), we’ll be able to tell you if you have a case. If we suspect that you do have a case, we’ll worry about gathering evidence, calling up experts, and identifying who’s responsible.
Please call us. We’ll assess the true cost of your damages and fight for a fair settlement. We’re prepared to take any case to trial if need be. Let us help take some of the burden off your plate so you can focus on your health and healing. But you’ll want to hurry – in the State of Washington, you generally only have three years to file a personal injury claim (per RCW 4.16.080).
At Ladenburg Law, we only collect a fee if we’re able to win you a settlement. Call us today for a no-fee, no-obligation consultation about your case.