Product Liability Case Statute of Limitations

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Is there a statute of limitations in product liability cases?

The time limit for product liability claims varies from state to state. However, no state’s statute of limitations for defective product claims is less than a year. Many states have a two-year time limit, and some have a three-year time limit. A few states have time limits of four or more years. Make sure to find out whether your case is too late to be filed in your state before starting the lawsuit process. 

If you discover that the statute of limitations in your state has expired, keep in mind that you might still be able to file a claim in another state (such as where one of the defendants is located) if that state has a longer statute of limitations for defective product claims.

Filing a product liability lawsuit

Did you know that product liability cases have the second-highest median damage compensation of all personal injury cases? Product liability lawsuits often involve one or more parties who are injured, or owe money to someone who is injured. The plaintiff is the person who brings the lawsuit against the defendant, which can be the manufacturer of the product or the wholesaler of the product. The defendant may be a company selling a product that was defective and caused injuries, a company that sold an unapproved product, or a company that manufactured a defective product. Product liability lawsuits are typically brought in state courts, but federal courts are sometimes used. Product liability lawsuits can be filed by individuals and by groups of individuals.

Finding the best product liability lawyer

It’s never easy finding the best product liability lawyer for your case. You may be tempted to go with the first law firm you see or the first billboard you pass, but that might not be the best decision. There are many different factors that go into deciding who is the best. Some lawyers specialize in specific areas, and it’s important to know what your case needs before you start looking.

The lawyer should be experienced, knowledgeable, and honest. You want someone who will be there for you every step of the way. Whichever online or offline source of knowledge you’re using to gather information about prospective lawyers, make sure that it’s trustworthy and reliable.

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How MillionDollarLawyer.com can help with your product liability case

If you were injured by a defective product, you have plenty of options to recover a fair compensation.  Bringing a lawyer onto your case can help you understand how much your case is worth and how to get the maximum compensation possible.  Please – don’t accept any insurance offers to settle until you take your case to an experienced product attorney.  Our lawyers have decades of experience handling defective product cases and they all offer free consultations on new cases. Call today for a free consultation.

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