With online shopping, buying new products has become easier. We can order something online and expect it to appear at our door within a few days. Through these means, we are able to conveniently buy products without having to waste too much of our time. Whether it is a toy for our child or some new workout gear, we expect a certain quality of the product. As consumers, we want to get our money’s worth for the product that we purchase. Sometimes we are disappointed by these products. They may not only be below our standards, they may be harmful. If you have experienced an accident due to a product, you may be able to seek legal action for product liability.
What is product liability?
If someone is exposed to a product that causes an injury, liability may be placed on the manufacturer. When a product is defective, it may be hazardous. Companies are expected to manufacture products with a certain quality of care. However, they can make mistakes. When these mistakes are made, they can cause a product defect that results in negative consequences. If you have been harmed due to a defective product, you may be able to seek compensation.
How can I seek compensation for this?
When you experience an incident that includes a defective product, you can file a lawsuit. Depending on the situation, you may file an individual lawsuit or a class action lawsuit. Each lawsuit has different guidelines. An attorney can best guide you toward the right action.
A class action lawsuit may be worth seeking. For these lawsuits, you can include multiple parties in the lawsuit. This can help lower the cost of legal fees. If filing a lawsuit seems to cost more than the benefits, a class action may help diminish the cost. It may also prove to be less time-consuming depending on the case. By bringing together a group of people in a similar situation with the manufacturer, you can all take part in the action. This route may prove to be more efficient.
What are some examples of product liability cases?
Product liability cases can involve a broad range of products. When mistakes are made, any product may experience a defect. Because of this, product liability cases can involve almost any consumer item. Some cases have included children’s toys and household appliances that resulted in burn injuries. Other cases involved people suing tire manufacturers over blowout tires or tread separations, which has the ability to cause someone to lose control of a vehicle. Prescription drugs have also been named in product liability cases.
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