When individuals buy products, they expect them to be a certain way. Whether you are shopping for an everyday item or a new appliance, you are using your hard-earned money. You are exchanging money for a product that is either a want or a need. Due to this, manufacturers should ensure that their products hold up to the right standards. During the manufacturing process, however, things can go wrong. Mistakes may be made that can cause products to be defective. This can cause an injury. If a product is not made correctly, it can malfunction or be used improperly, resulting in a serious injury to the consumer. If this happens to you, you may be able to pursue a product liability case and receive compensation for your injuries.
What is product liability?
Product liability is a term used to describe accidents that are due to a defective product. When a mistake is made to a product during manufacturing and it is proven to be defective, it can result in an injury. Individuals have the opportunity to file a lawsuit against the company. This may entitle the injured individual to receive benefits that can compensate them for their injury. These are known as product liability cases.
How can a class action lawsuit be beneficial?
A class action lawsuit may be worth seeking since it can include multiple parties in the lawsuit. This can help lower the cost of legal fees. If filing a lawsuit seems to cost more than the benefits, a class action can help diminish the cost since an individual will not have to take it on alone. It may also prove to be less time-consuming depending on the case. By bringing together a group of people in a similar situation with the manufacturer, you can all take part in the action. This route may prove to be more efficient when the benefits do not seem to outweigh the costs.
What are some examples of product liability cases?
Product liability cases can involve a broad range of products since mistakes can be made when manufacturing any product. Due to this, product liability cases can involve almost any consumer item. Some cases have included children’s toys and household appliances that resulted in burn injuries. Other cases involved people suing tire manufacturers over blowout tires or tread separations, which has the ability to cause someone to lose control of a vehicle. Prescription drugs have also been named in product liability cases.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.