People are harmed every day in this country by using ordinary things designed to make our lives easier. Your medication, car, a household appliance, a cooking tool, or your children’s toys can all be a source of injury if they are not designed, manufactured, and marketed properly.
Defective products are frequently released for sale to the public. This can result in injury, illness, or even have fatal consequences to the unsuspecting consumer. When a defective item has caused your injuries, you may have the right to seek compensation with a legal claim.
The Provo product liability lawyers of 1Law can help you get to the cause of these defects, and may be able to help you obtain the financial recovery to compensate you for injuries.
Products and components of products can cause defects that result in serious injuries. Sometimes, the danger could have been prevented. When products are not properly tested, inspected, or labeled with clear instructions or warnings, they could be considered defective.
Dangerous products can be placed under recall so they don’t hurt someone else, but often the recalls are a case of too little, too late. Some of the most common defective products are things people use every day. Examples include:
To learn more about current product recalls, the CSPC offers a list of recalled products. The Consumer Safety Product Commission helps to reduce the risk of injury and death to consumers by working with manufacturers, conducting research, and educating consumers about issues associated with potentially defective products.
Whatever faulty product caused your injury, you should not be left holding the medical bills if a product defect is to blame. An attorney can help you identify the issue, and locate the potentially liable parties involved.
Countless people have had their lives altered by the effects of dangerous and defective products. It is important to understand the cost of the injuries and how they have affected your life. A Provo product liability lawyer can help you to calculate the damages and potential future costs of treating the injuries you sustained.
The common factors considered in damage calculations for a product liability claim may include:
Additionally, non-economic damages should be considered when pursuing compensation related to the incident. These damages can include such things as:
The attorneys at 1Law are passionate about fighting for injury victims and will pursue the full amount of your damages in negotiations with the insurance companies involved. If negotiations do not result in a sufficient offer, we will be prepared to pursue your rights in court.
The Utah statute of limitations on a product liability case is two years. You have the right to pursue a case within two years of discovering your injury, or the date it was diagnosed. If the injury is internal and not immediately obvious, such as cancer, the two-year time frame begins the day you discover the source of the injury.
Your product liability attorney in Provo has the necessary expertise and resources to investigate and identify all the liable parties for a defective product suit. In many situations, several parties could be liable and share responsibility.
Depending on your attorney’s findings, there can be many insurance companies and defendants involved and the case can be very complex. The numerous people who are involved in a product’s design, manufacturing, sale, and distribution can all be potentially held liable.
Product development has so many aspects that can fail. Inferior materials can be used, faulty attachments can break, or quality control and testing may not be performed effectively. Dozens of other things can contribute to a defective product. Your attorney can help find the root cause and hold the liable parties accountable.
Product defects and recalls happen, and they do result in serious injuries. Our team of personal injury lawyers has recovered substantial compensation through civil litigation for countless clients, and we can help you with no out-of-pocket cost to you.
If you need legal guidance about pursuing a case for your injuries, the Provo product liability attorneys of 1Law are ready to help you. We can advise you of your legal options and provide you with a free case evaluation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.