Product liability cases let you hold manufacturers and corporations responsible for losses you face due to their lack of care. If a product that you brought into your home proves ineffective or dangerous, your suit against a manufacturer can win you the compensation you need to contend with the fallout of your accident.
Our product liability attorneys in Salt Lake City understand how frustrating it can be to contend with a failed product. That’s why we advocate for your right to pursue legal action in civil court. When you schedule a consultation with 1Law, you can learn more about the ways you can represent your right to reasonable treatment.
There are several stages at which a product can fail. The distinctions between these stages do not change whether or not you can take your case to court. Instead, it gives you more opportunities to argue that a manufacturer or third-party contractor violated their duty of care.
The three stages at which a product most often fails include:
We can follow the evidence associated with your accident to determine during which of these stages the product’s failure occurred. If you can’t readily determine which stage during which the failure took place, bring your concerns to our team anyway. We can work with accident recreationists, should the need arise, or assess a production facility on your behalf.
Manufacturers aren’t always aware of their products’ faults. If other parties have brought lawsuits regarding a particular product forward before, though, the manufacturer of your harmful product may have an action plan in place. In turn, a representative may contact you about your product’s risks before you have time to reach out to an attorney but not prior to your accident.
In these cases, you can receive settlement offers from a manufacturer before you have time to value your losses. Alternatively, the manufacturer may release a recall for your product and attempt to argue that said recall invalidates your right to pursue a legal suit.
In either of these cases, bring your concerns to our Salt Lake City product liability attorneys. We can challenge a manufacturer’s attempts to wriggle out of legal action while also ensuring that you fight for the maximum possible compensation for your losses.
Product manufacturers are expected to act reasonably when designing, producing, and selling a product. Manufacturers who fail to provide reasonable support or who deliberately overlook failures in a product’s initial design can bear the responsibility for that product’s faults. Similarly, you can hold your injuries against them in a civil court case.
To indicate that you believe a manufacturer is to blame for your product-related injuries, you need to file a civil complaint. In this product liability complaint, you can detail the:
Make sure you have evidence on hand to back all the aforementioned claims. While your initial meetings with legal representatives can allow you to elaborate on these forms of evidence, their presentation in your initial suit can make your eventual case simpler.
The damages you request after a product failure can do more than mirror the losses you endured in your accident. You can also request damages for non-economic losses, including pain and suffering and/or emotional damages. Our team can apply these losses to your case by extending a multiplier to your economic losses.
Your economic losses can subsequently include:
You can discuss what damages you may qualify for when initially meeting with our product liability attorneys in Salt Lake City.
Utah addresses most civil cases invoking negligence as their cause through Utah Code Ann. § 78B-2-307. This code allows Utah’s residents to take up to four years to file their personal injury claims.
However, the state applies a different statute to its product liability cases. According to Utah Code Ann. § 78B-6-706, anyone filing a product liability claim must do so within two years of the day their accident occurs. As such, a product liability lawyer in Salt Lake City needs to move quickly if you want to bring your product liability suit to court.
If you bring a product liability complaint against a larger institution, know that you may not have to act alone. There may be mass torts or class action lawsuits active in your area. Our office can research these active cases and determine whether or not there’s value to adding your case to the current roster.
Class action lawsuits allow you to collaborate with other injured parties to build a personal injury lawsuit. You can work with the primary plaintiff to argue your case and receive a percentage of the case’s compensation, should you win.
Mass torts, comparatively, help local courts organize your lawsuit in tandem with others targeting the same liable party. You can still independently argue for compensation based on your losses, but the success of your peers can benefit your efforts.
Manufacturers cannot forgo the duty of care they owe you if they want to sell goods without recompense. In turn, you don’t have to let an injury from a failed project go unanswered. If you were injured by a product and believe that product was falsely advertised, poorly made, or damaged in transit, you can take your losses to civil court.
1Law in Salt Lake City has the experience to stand beside you as you fight for financial support after a product liability injury. You can discuss your losses with a Salt Lake City, UT, product liability lawyer over the phone or through our website. Contact us today to set up your first case consultation.