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Product liability injuries can be serious. Everyday individuals can become injured or even killed by using everyday products.
When a product doesn’t work as it is supposed to, it can have dire consequences. If this happens, the company who made the product should be held liable. When these companies are held responsible, it makes the world a safer place.
When a product you are using fails to work properly and causes an injury, you may be entitled to compensation for medical attention and other losses. The Youngstown product liability lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick will work to get the best care and outcome for your product liability injuries.
Product Liability law is a very broad category. As a result, there are many types of product defects that can be cause for an individual to seek damages. Sometimes, a product is not designed well and fails during use. Other times, a product’s purpose is misrepresented which causes an individual to use it incorrectly.
The different types of product defects are:
Design Defect: Some products are dangerous because of design flaws. Often, design flaws are uncovered because they were not tested properly. In these cases, products will fail to function correctly, causing them to be defective and dangerous.
Manufacturing Defect: Often, the manufacturing of the product is the issue, even if there is nothing wrong with the actual design. If there are problems during the manufacturing process, it can lead to dangerous issues. These problems could be anything from mistakes to using the wrong material for different components.
Marketing Defect: Most products come with consumer warnings, labels, and clear instructions. However, when these are not properly included, the products can be used incorrectly and lead to injury.
Injuries Related to Product Liability
Because product liability law covers so many products, there countless injuries that can occur. These cover several types of product claims, including:
Many product liability issues could be avoided if manufacturers or distributors took the proper safety steps. Therefore, many parties can potentially be at fault when a product fails.
Strict product liability means that a seller, distributor, or manufacturer is liable for injuries regardless if the defendant did everything possible to make sure the event never happened.
For product liability to apply, the product must have been bought or sold in a larger marketplace. The injured party does not actually have to be the one who purchased the defective item. Any person injured by a defective product can file for damages, as long as the product was sold to someone.
The liable parties could include:
Someone that assembles or installs the product
Compensation After a Defective Product Injury
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury due to a faulty product or unclear warning labels, you should contact our Youngstown product liability lawyers immediately. Product liability injuries can be costly, leading to lost wages and expensive rehab. When this happens, we can guide you through the legal process, help you get treatment, negotiate with those involved, and fight for everything you deserve.
There is a strict statute of limitations for defective product injuries. You have two years from the time of the accident to file a claim. You could have more than two years if you did not realize that your injury was caused by the faulty product. However, no product liability claims can be filed whatsoever 10 years after the injured party purchased the product.
After sustaining a product liability injury, you may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit. This may allow you to recover a number of losses and sustain further care. KNR has helped numerous injury victims after defective product accidents get compensation for their long-term needs.
Our Youngstown Product Liability Lawyers Can Help You