Proving Defective Product Liability
If you have suffered injuries due to an incident with a defective product, you may have a defective product liability case. In order to evaluate whether or not you have a valid case it is important to ensure that you have enough evidence to prove that the product is defective, as well as who is liable for the defect. If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein and Partners, LLP today. Our fine team of legal professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.
Though specific details of product liability law varies from state to state, there are some general requirements needed to win your case. For example, we must be able to prove that you were injured and suffered some degree of loss as a result. Also, you must be able to prove that the product is defective and that this defect directly led to your injury. Finally, you must be able to prove that you were using the product with proper intentions and as directed by the instruction label or manual.
In order to prove your case, we will need as much physical evidence as possible to support your argument. For example, we will need to be able to show proof of the losses you incurred as a result of your injuries. These losses may include monetary damages, such as lost wages due to time out of work as a result of the injury. This will also include any out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of your injury, such as copays, doctor’s bills and the cost of any long term rehabilitation or medical equipment such as canes or walkers. All of this must be proven to be directly caused by your defective product injury.
We will also need to show physical evidence of your injury and prove that it was caused by the defect. Examples of this will include photos of the injury, photos of the product illustrating how it caused your injury, as well as doctor’s or hospital notes detailing the cause of your injuries.
We will need to prove as well that you were using the product correctly and for the right purposes. In order to do so, we will need to show proof of the directions for using the product as stated by the manufacturer, as well as a detailed statement of how you used the product and at which point in the process you became injured.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein and Partners, LLP today. Our team of legal professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation, while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (800) 529-2676. You may also email us with questions at [email protected]