If you were injured while using a product, do you have a legal case? If your situation possesses the following requirements, it’s time to hire a defective product lawyer.
If You Can Prove an Error, a Defect, or a Failure
To have a case, you must be able to prove that one or more of the following scenarios occurred:
Manufacturing Error: If a single product has a defect resulting from a manufacturing error.
Defective Design: If the inherent design of an entire line of products has a flaw and is unreasonably dangerous.
Failure to Warn: If the dangerous quality of the product is not obvious to the ordinary consumer.
If You Were Using the Product as It Was Intended
You must have been using the product in a way that the manufacturer intended customers to use it (or in a way that an ordinary consumer would use it) in order to have a defective product case. Also, the product can’t have been substantially changed from the condition in which it was originally sold.
One important note, you must be able to prove that you did not know about a product defect when you were using it. If you knew about the defect and continued to use it anyway, you have given up your right to claim injury damages.
If You Have Suffered a Direct Injury or Loss
You are not entitled to a claim if you didn’t suffer any form of direct injury, harm, or significant monetary loss caused by the defective product. By direct, it’s meant that the product itself caused the injury or loss, not if the product caused you to destroy something valuable.
Meeting All the Requirements
If you have met all of the above requirements, then you likely have a solid defective product case. If this is the case, contact an experienced defective product lawyer such as Erik Ahlander to get legal advice and a fair resolution for your injuries or loss.