When a company makes and sells a product to American consumers, they are required by law to ensure the product is free of unreasonably dangerous defects that could end up injuring someone while they use that product for its advertised purpose. Under product liability laws, a manufacturer who fails to meet this basic responsibility could be legally liable for an injured consumer’s losses.
A skilled personal injury attorney’s guidance can be vital to building a strong claim. If you have been injured by an unreasonably dangerous product, our team at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. is here to help. From start to finish of your lawsuit or settlement demand, our Milton product liability lawyers provide custom-tailored legal support and work diligently to get you every cent you deserve.
While it is technically possible to sue a product manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer for making a product unreasonably dangerous through traditional negligence, it is far more common for product liability claims to be built around a theory of “strict liability.” In brief, a product manufacturer is strictly liable for harm caused by one of their products if all the following criteria are met:
Design defects in this context are fundamental problems with how a product is conceptualized or formulated that make every unit of it ever produced dangerous in the same way. Manufacturing defects involve an otherwise safely designed product becoming dangerous due to a mistake made during its assembly. A marketing defect is a failure by a manufacturer to include sufficient warnings about hazards associated with their product and instructions for safe use in or on the product’s packaging. A Milton product liability attorney could help determine which type of defect led to injuries in a particular case.
Much like with other personal injury cases, a successful lawsuit or settlement demand over a defective product can seek recovery for both economic and non-economic forms of harm. On the economic side of things, this can mean demanding restitution for both past and future medical bills, lost short-term work income, lost long-term working ability, and personal property damage, including the costs of repairing or replacing the defective product at the heart of the claim.
Non-economic losses typically center around physical pain and discomfort from injuries but may also include psychological trauma, emotional anguish, and lost enjoyment of life, among other things. A product liability lawyer in Milton can play a vital role in identifying, valuating, and proactively pursuing compensation for all available losses.
Product liability law can be difficult to navigate by yourself, especially if you are still dealing with serious physical, financial, and personal losses caused by a dangerous product. Fortunately, you have assistance available to you from our knowledgeable legal professionals. We have a track record of success, and we are dedicated to making things right for you.
A Milton product liability lawyer at Colucci, Colucci and Marcus, P.C. could be your ally throughout your legal proceedings and help maximize your chances of a favorable case result. To set up your free consultation with a skilled member of our team, call or contact us online today.