Monday, July 9, 2007

Law Suit for Dangerous Products

Product liability lawsuit arises when a person is injured or killed as a result of a defective product. The suit is usually against the manufacturers but may also be filed against the distributors, wholesalers and retailers of the defective products.

There are many legal theories in which one may sue for product liability due to personal injures caused by the defective products. Among these theories are negligence, strict liability theory and breach of warranty.

If you have been injured or a family member killed by a defective product, you can definitely claim damages by filing a product liability suit. However, you will definitely need the services of attorneys who are expert in product liability cases. In pursuing your personal injury claims you will be facing large corporations or businesses with lawyers and insurance companies who are very experienced defense lawyers. You then need expert personal injury and product liability claims lawyers to even the playing field.

If you are going to pursue a product liability claim you must ask an experienced product liability lawyer first about the value of your claim. It is better to determine if you have a chance in succeeding with your claims. Or even if you succeed, you must know if the value of the award is worth the trouble of pursuing your claims.

Regarding the cost of professional fees, there are personal injury attorneys who take on cases on a contingency basis. This means that you will not spend any money if you lose but rather you will just have to pay them a percentage of your award if you won. The percentage of the lawyer’s lien may vary however. Other lawyers bill you on an hourly basis or on a package deal agreement.

As you can see, these are the hurdles that you need to think of in pursuing your product liability claims. If you get injured by a defective product, think about your case before you go out with guns blazing.