Suing In a Product Liability

Breaking down every step of the Product Liability Process

If I didn’t read the instructions for a product, can I still sue?

Product liability laws can vary from one state to the next, but typically, the manufacturer of the product is responsible for injuries caused by the product. A person who has been injured by a defective product may be able to sue the manufacturer or distributor of the product for damages. However, in order to do so, that person generally must have read and followed the instructions in the user manual. If they did not read and follow the instructions, they are not eligible to sue for damages.

That said, product liability is a very complicated area of law and It would be advisable to speak with a lawyer before giving up on your case. For instance, if the product is intuitive and doesn’t usually require reading instructions to operate in a normal fashion, this could allow one to sue even without reading the instructions. 

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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