Can a product liability firm help you determine if you’ve purchased or are using a defective product? Unfortunately many consumers don’t realize they own a defective product until tragedy strikes. Because several elements must converge in order to create a product, hiring a product liability firm who can break down the different elements can help you determine if the product you bought is defective or not.
3 main types of defects can occur in any product:
- Design defects: wherein the actual design of the product created a hazard
- Manufacturing defects: when the product was assembled, errors occurred which resulted in a dangerous product
- Marketing defect: the product was misrepresented during promotion
While some products can actually have all three defects, typically only one defect results in a dangerous situation for the consumer. While many consumers think of a “product defect” in terms of items such as vehicles, household appliances or toys, many other items also fall under the product defect umbrella. These items include intangibles such as gasoline, asbestos and chemical substances. Also, writings like maps and charts, real estate and even naturals such as pets can be considered to be a defective product.
When Should I Call Product Liability Firm?
Before you call a product liability firm, consider the product and the circumstances surrounding your injury. Many product liability firms will need documentation and a history of product use before determining whether you have a viable case. Additionally, plaintiffs should consider the timeline in which the injury or defect occurred. If the injury or defect occurred several years ago, your case may not have the same relevancy as one that occurred only a few weeks ago.
Different states have varying deadlines for filing product liability cases and your attorney can advise you whether you are within limits or not. It’s important to note that in some cases, such as leaky breast implants or toxic mold illness may not present itself within months or years of exposure. That’s why it’s imperative you hire a product liability firm that has the skill and experience to effectively evaluate your case.
Don’t allow a faulty product to ruin your life. You can seek timely legal advice and get the compensation you deserve. Contact Greenman, Goldberg, Raby, Martinez, for product liability claims in Las Vegas at 702-388-GGRM (4476).