Unexpected Personal Injury
An Unexpected Personal Injury can happen when we are least prepared to handle it, and in some cases, it can even be fatal to someone we know and love. If this has happened to you or someone you know, you have the right to seek compensation. While it can happen in many different situations, such as medical malpractice, slip and falls, or intentional torts, an Unexpected Personal Injury can also happen due to having been injured or sick from product defects.
In order to determine how your case falls under product liability, we need to look at whether the product has one of the three types of defects that could render it unreasonably dangerous. It could have either a manufacturing defect where the error occurred in product manufacture or assembly, design defect which means it has a faulty product design, or a manufacturer or seller’s failure to warn of danger associated with the use of the product. For example, there could be key missing materials such as screws or bolts, parts that were not sufficiently tightened or glued, or the use of insufficient materials that would make the product unsafe if operated for its intended use.
Proving that a product was defective isn’t exactly as simple as one would think. One might need to prove that a product was unreasonably dangerous to use as a result of a defect, and at the same time, make sure there is nothing that could point the finger back at yourself. There are times when a person uses a product for something other than what it’s intended for and might get injured as a result. If this happens, then there’s not a lot that can be done when the product itself might not have had any defects and the injury was caused by a person’s misuse. However, that doesn’t mean that some products successfully explained or warned users of what could happen from a product’s misuse. Even improper labeling can benefit a product liability case.
This is a prime example of why a reliable law firm should always be contacted when an Unexpected Personal Injury happens. After you seek the necessary medical treatment, you should call an attorney right away to see how they can help you seek compensation, especially due to a product’s defects.
Law BNI has the knowledge, expertise, and professionalism to handle Unexpected Personal Injury cases no matter the complexity. For a free case evaluation, please call 561-417-5656.