If you have been recently injured by a defective product, you may be wondering about your options regarding recovering compensation in a product liability claim. To learn more about product liability claims and how to gain assistance from an experienced personal injury attorney, continue reading. If you have any further questions about the process, do not hesitate to give our firm a call. We are here to help.
Who is responsible if I am injured due to a defective product?
The following are the three main types of product liability claims:
- Failure to warn: Certain products require warning labels. When these labels are not present, consumers can unknowingly use the product the wrong way and sustain a serious injury as a result. Some examples of required warning labels include choking hazards and warnings against improper use of a product.
- Negligent product manufacturer: A product blueprint is sent out for manufacturing to layout a safe product design. However, sometimes manufacturers will divert from that blueprint which can cause the product to become unsafe to use. When a product becomes unsafe, it will likely result in accidents and injuries.
- Negligent product design: Product designers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their customers. Failure to do so may increase the chances of a serious accident occurring due to a defective design. If you have been injured due to a negligent product design, you likely have a valid personal injury claim.
How long will I have to sue for an injury due to a defective product?
The statute of limitations is generally three years in Maryland for filing product liability claims. This means that you will have three years after sustaining your injuries from a defective product to take legal action against the liable party in a product liability claim. The sooner you bring attention to your claim, the better. If you fail to file your claim within three years, you could risk being permanently barred from suing.
To begin this process today, give our experienced personal injury attorney a call. We would be happy to walk you through the claims filing process. Our firm is prepared to work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal. Give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation.
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Our firm understands how overwhelming the claims process can be, which is why it is our job to handle the entire legal side of the matter while you focus solely on what matters most: healing. We know the ins and outs of the claims process, and we are ready to put our knowledge and experience in the field to work for you. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.