There are many safety regulations in place to prevent dangerous products from hitting the marketplace. However, despite these protocols, many defective products still end up out in the world. A defective product can easily lead to serious injuries and expensive medical bills.
Fortunately, a West Jordan product liability lawyer can help get you fair compensation. At 1Law, our team works diligently to ensure that our clients get the money they need to move on after an accident. Let us help if you have suffered an injury due to a defective product.
In the modern world, most products are mass produced. While this certainly has many advantages, it can also be quite troublesome in cases involving defective products. Depending on whether the defect came in the design of the product in question or during manufacturing, either the entire line or certain batches of the product may contain a defect.
That means that if you suffered an injury from a defective product, you probably are not alone. In all likelihood, other injury victims will also choose to pursue a lawsuit against the manufacturer, which could lead to the separate cases being combined into a class action or mass tort lawsuit.
When pursuing a product liability lawsuit, you always have the option of representing yourself. However, attempting to fight for compensation on your own is not recommended. You will likely be up against a large company with a whole team of high-priced lawyers working to protect their interests. Get help from an experienced product liability lawyer who can even your odds.
Those who hire a product liability attorney typically end up with far more money once the dust has settled than those who attempt to go it alone. Even after paying your attorney their fee, you will likely walk away in a substantially better financial position.
Hiring a product liability attorney in West Jordan will also allow you to focus your attention on recovering from your injuries rather than stressing over a legal battle. Stress slows the healing process, which means that attempting to represent yourself will likely prolong your recovery time.
The statute of limitations for filing most types of personal injury lawsuits in Utah is four years. However, when dealing with a product liability case, you will only have two years to file your lawsuit. This is codified in the Utah Product Liability Act under Utah Code § 78B-6-706.
Failure to file before the statute of limitations runs out will likely mean you lose any opportunity to recover compensation for your damages.
It’s important to realize that you may face further limitations on the amount of time you have to file in certain cases. The best way to protect your right to compensation and ensure all deadlines get met is to hire a product liability lawyer in West Jordan as soon as possible after your injury occurs.
A defective product could cause damage not only to you and your family but also to your home or vehicle. If you become the victim of a defective product, you will likely be eligible to recover a wide array of both economic and non-economic damages. The details of your case will determine the specific damages you are able to recover.
Common economic damages you may be able to recover in a product liability case include:
Common non-economic damages you may be able to recover in product liability cases include:
In a small percentage of product liability cases, you may also be able to collect punitive damages from the liable party. Punitive damages are not awarded to replace losses suffered by the victim of a defective product. Instead, they are meant to punish the product manufacturer for their actions.
Punitive damages are only awarded in cases where the at-fault party is determined to have acted in a criminally negligent manner or with wanton disregard for the safety of others.
Unlike many other types of lawyers, product liability lawyers and other personal injury attorneys do not charge an hourly rate. Instead, when you hire these attorneys, you will agree to pay them a single fee at the conclusion of your case. This fee will be assessed as a fixed percentage of the money you recover from the liable party.
This system helps ensure that your lawyer will do everything in their power to ensure you recover as much money as possible for your damages. After all, the more compensation you receive, the greater the payday will be for your attorney. On the other hand, failure to recover compensation on your behalf will mean that your lawyer won’t get paid for their services.
Another benefit of this payment structure is that it presents the opportunity for all accident victims to hire a product liability lawyer, regardless of their financial situation. You will never pay your lawyer directly. When you receive compensation, their fee will come directly out of the money paid by the liable party.
At 1Law, our West Jordan product liability attorneys will work diligently to ensure you recover the compensation you need for the damages you suffered. We are aware of the tactics companies use to try and avoid paying out valid claims and are prepared to fight back. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form to get started with a free consultation.