A Layton attorney can help you file a claim for product liability if you or a loved one got injured, poisoned, or affected in any other way by a defective or hazardous product. There are many ways a poorly designed product can affect people, and there are different legal actions you can take.
Talking to your lawyer is the best way to ensure you have a solid case and your claim is within the statutes of limitations. However, there are some aspects you should consider before filing a lawsuit for product liability in Layton.
We use all sorts of products daily, and according to part 7 of the Utah Product Liability Act, the manufacturers that produce those products have a duty of care towards their customers. That includes all types and sizes of manufacturers, from toys to electronics, to cars, to heavy machinery.
When any of those products cause damage to its users or present a direct hazard for the consumer, the producing company can be held liable for damages. Your lawyer can help you determine the way a product caused damage to you or your family and get the compensation you deserve.
American consumers are exposed to defective products all the time. Design flaws or production defects cause manufacturers to recall many products yearly. However, for a product to be recalled. Many of those products haven’t been recalled yet and can still be found in stores.
When a victim gets affected by any of those products, a lawsuit is the best way to get financial compensation for damages. For instance, when a jury awarded $25M to a former BYU star in a trial against a blinds maker.
Most of the lawsuits our attorneys have filed are for:
There are many other ways a product can affect a person’s life. If you suffered an injury that is not listed, an attorney could help you build a case.
Product liability can come in many shapes and sizes. A poorly designed product -for instance- can cause harm to its users. But that is not the only way a manufacturer can be liable for its product.
There are three levels in which Utah law handles cases of defective products:
The prosecutor does not have to prove malice or a bad intention to determine liability. That means finding the defective product on store shelves is enough evidence to hold the producer liable. Ask your product liability lawyer about your particular case to guide you through the next steps.
Your product liability attorney in Layton will help you prove the product you used caused your injuries. That is important because this is the most direct way to recover damages. But it is also important since it can set a precedent and spur a recall for a defective product.
Your lawyer will work with you to prove:
The product’s manufacturer had a duty of care towards you -as a consumer. Their failure to fulfill that duty results in a defective product. And that defective product was the cause of your injuries.
Determining the responsibility behind your injuries is important since the damages you can get may depend on that.
A Layton attorney with experience in product liability cases should examine the circumstances of the accident and your injuries. In many cases, they will need to find industrial engineers, medical professionals, and design experts -to mention a few- to figure out the real impact of the accident on your life.
Throughout the years, our attorneys have helped our clients recover damages for some of these concepts:
Every case is different, so the best way to know the damages you are entitled to is by consulting with a product liability attorney in Layton.
Manufacturers that try to save money by risking their consumers’ well-being should pay for their damages. And getting a Layton product liability lawyer is the best way to ensure you recover damages to cover all your medical and rehabilitation expenses.
Contact one of our attorneys in Layton, and let us deal with the legal battle for you while you recover from your injuries. A law professional is always ready to answer your questions at 1Law.