Nowadays, people have only have to make a few clicks in order to get a new item delivered to their front door. This can be efficient since it saves us the time we would waste going to the store and looking around in order to find the right item. However, when online shopping, we cannot see the product that we are buying or feel the quality of the item. This may lead to an issue if the product is not made up to the standard that we expect. Due to this, it may be more common that the product could have a defect that we are unaware of until it is in our possession. If a product has a defect, this can lead to an injury. When injuries happen due to a defective product, individuals are able to file for product liability. This can prove that the product you bought was made improperly and caused harm to you. You may be able to place liability on behalf of the manufacturer and be compensated for your injuries.
How can I seek compensation for this?
After you experience an incident due to a defective product, you can file a lawsuit. Depending on the situation, you may file an individual lawsuit or a class action lawsuit. Each lawsuit has different guidelines. An attorney can best guide you toward the right action. A class action lawsuit may be worth seeking. For these lawsuits, you 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 may help diminish the cost. 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 than an individual lawsuit if the cost being expended is more than the cost that you may be compensated for.
What products can be involved in product liability cases?
Product liability cases can involve a broad range of products since mistakes can be made while producing any product. Any product may experience a defect. Because of 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.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney today.