Each year, thousands of Americans are injured by dangerous products. Product liability laws are in place across the nation to protect consumers from catastrophic injuries that are caused by defective products such as faulty vehicle parts or unsafe flooring. If you have sustained a spinal cord injury from a faulty product, a DC defective product lawyer could fight for ample compensation under product liability laws.
Almost 40% of all spinal cord injuries in the United States are caused by automobile accidents. Often, these car accidents are caused by vehicular product failure. Therefore, many product liability cases for people with spinal cord injuries involve defective automobile components. Examples of faulty automobile products resulting in catastrophic injuries include:
In the case of vehicular product malfunction, the plaintiff’s legal team may seek compensation from automobile manufacturers or individual part manufacturers. Rather than proving negligence on the part of the driver—as is the case in many car wreck cases—the plaintiff’s legal team must simply prove that a vehicular defect caused the injury. If the defect is proved to be the result of your spinal cord injury, you may be able to receive compensation for past and future medical costs, compensation for missed work due to the injuries, and pain and suffering. A DC product liability attorney could help you identify the full extent of your losses and pursue fair compensation.
Other product liability cases can include a wide variety of defective products. For example, common product liability injuries can happen in work-related accidents. Work-related product liability cases include unsafe flooring and faulty construction equipment. Product liability cases can also apply to recreational accidents. For example, if a defective children’s toy, such as playground equipment, causes a catastrophic injury, the injured party may be able to receive compensation through a product liability lawsuit.
There are four types of product liability cases: strict product liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and fraud. In strict product liability cases, the legal team must prove that the defective product was sold to the consumer in a dangerous condition without warning. In cases of product negligence, the legal team must prove that the product manufacturer and/or seller did not take reasonable care while making or selling the product to the consumer. In breach of warranty lawsuits, the legal team must show that a product under warranty caused the injury at hand. Lastly, in fraudulent product liability cases, the plaintiff’s legal team must prove that the manufacturer or seller gave false representations of the faulty product. In all four types of product liability cases, the plaintiff’s legal team must give ample evidence that the product caused or contributed to the plaintiff’s injury.
Product liability cases involve a deep understanding of product liability law and litigation. Because of this, an experienced legal team is needed in order to receive ample compensation for the injured plaintiff. If your injury was a result of a faulty product such as defective tires, brakes, construction equipment, unsafe flooring or other defective products, contact The Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm at 1-877-SCI-FIRM today for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
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