Product Liability

Product liability cases arise when defective or dangerous products cause harm to consumers. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Types of Product Defects: Products can be defective in design, manufacturing, or marketing (such as inadequate warnings or instructions). Identifying the type of defect is crucial in determining liability.
  2. Injuries and Damages: If you’ve been injured by a defective product, document your injuries and any related damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  3. Statute of Limitations: Product liability claims are subject to statutes of limitations, which vary by state. It’s essential to act promptly to preserve your right to seek compensation.
  4. Negligence vs. Strict Liability: Depending on the circumstances, you may pursue a claim based on negligence (failure to exercise reasonable care) or strict liability (holding manufacturers responsible regardless of fault).
  5. Chain of Distribution: Liability may extend beyond the manufacturer to include distributors, retailers, and other parties involved in the product’s distribution chain.
  6. Evidence Gathering: Preserve evidence such as the defective product itself, packaging, receipts, and any documentation of the incident or injuries sustained.
  7. Expert Legal Representation: Consult with an experienced product liability attorney to assess your case, determine liability, and pursue compensation on your behalf.

At Macfarlane Legal Works, we have a proven track record of holding negligent manufacturers and distributors accountable for the harm caused by defective products. Our dedicated team will fight tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact Macfarlane Legal Works today for a free consultation and let us help you seek justice in your product liability case.