Manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe to use and equipped with adequate warnings and instructions. Unfortunately, many defects can occur during the design, manufacture, and retail processes—placing dangerous products in the hands of innocent consumers.
If you are injured by a defective product, you have the right to file a claim against the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer. The Boulder dangerous product attorneys at Purvis Thomson, LLP can represent you in your lawsuit, helping hold the manufacturer accountable for its dangerous products.
Many types of products can be defective, from auto parts and prescription medications to heavy machinery, electronic cigarettes, and children’s toys. If you sustain an injury due to a product defect, you could file a lawsuit to recover compensation for the damages you suffered.
There are three types of product defects that could lead to a lawsuit.
When you come into contact with a defective product, you can sustain severe injuries that may lead to serious, life-threatening complications. Some of the most common injuries in a product liability lawsuit include the following.
If you are injured by a dangerous or defective product, you can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer of that product. Through this claim, you can recover compensatory damages for the physical, emotional, and financial losses you sustained due to the dangerous product. However, you will need to prove the following four facts to establish your right to this compensation.
There are several pieces of evidence that you can use to prove these elements. For example, say that you are driving when your airbag suddenly deploys. You are blinded and lose control of your vehicle, colliding with a telephone pole on the side of the road. In this situation, you can use your medical records to prove your injuries. You can also use surveillance footage, witness testimony, and police reports to establish causation.
Proving that a product is defective, however, is a more complex process. To establish the product defect, your attorney from Purvis Thomson, LLP can enlist the help of an expert witness who can examine the airbag and determine whether or not it is defective.
Entering the product liability litigation process can be a challenge, especially after a recent injury. In these situations, trusting a lawyer to handle your claim can help you navigate the process, allowing you to focus on recovery. Additionally, a product liability attorney plays several important roles during your case, including the following.
Manufacturers, retailers, and other parties along the chain of distribution have a duty to ensure that their products are safe and free of defects. If you are injured by a defective product in Boulder, the lawyers at Purvis Thomson, LLP can help. Our dangerous product attorneys have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of Colorado residents. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and identify your optimal path to recovery.