What Should You Know About Hiring a Product Liability Attorney?

by | Feb 16, 2017 | Attorney

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There are many stages in the manufacturing of products and each entity in each stage is held responsible for making sure the product is safe and made to exacting standards. When a person is injured in a product liability scenario, the injured victim may have several defendants to pursue, including the retailer. It is imperative a victim hires a product liability attorney because the process of pursuing an injury claim is not always easy. With this information, individuals will know what to expect from the process.

Strict liability allows a victim to seek damages after an injury caused by a dangerous or defective product without proving the manufacturer was negligent in their duties of creating the product and selling it. Strict liability can be pursued if the product had an unreasonably dangerous defect that can be proven, the product was being used as stated in the manufacturer’s recommendations for use, and the product has not been modified in any way from the state it was in when purchased.

Strict liability can be difficult to pursue if a person owned the product for a long period of time, knew about the defect, and continued to use the product even though they knew there was a risk of injury. Because there are so many obstacles in pursuing a claim, it can be beneficial for an injured victim to hire a product liability attorney.

An attorney will work to investigate the product and how it caused their client’s injury. They will also look to case precedents to help them in their legal pursuit. Once the case has been filed, both parties will go through the discovery phase so everyone has all of the facts of the case before the trial begins.

The vast majority of product liability claims are settled outside of court. If both sides can reach a settlement agreement, the court will not need to get involved.

If you have been seriously injured in a product liability scenario and would like legal help, contact Edwards & Bullard Law. They will be happy to schedule you a consultation appointment so you can get started on pursuing your claim.