One of the best things about the advancement of technology is that products are available for purchase at the touch of a button. Additionally, whenever we want to buy something, we have hundreds of options to choose from. But, with all of the products we come in contact with, some are bound to be faulty or defective. If you are injured by a product, you may be entitled to compensation. Read on to learn more about product liability in Maryland and what you should do in the event of an injury.
What do I do if I am Injured by a Product?
If you become injured by a product, you likely want to throw it away to avoid any additional injuries. But, it is important that you keep the product, as it will likely be a key piece of evidence in your case. Additionally, you will want to reach out to a skilled personal injury attorney to discuss your case.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you wish to pursue legal action, you should do so as soon as possible. If you are recovering from an injury, a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind, but there is a deadline you must meet. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is three years from the date of the accident. If you miss this deadline, you may lose your chance to recover compensation.
Who Will Be Held Responsible?
There are a few ways to hold a party accountable for a personal injury accident.
- Design negligence occurs when a product designer does not take safety into account. To prove that negligence occurred, your legal team will need to prove that there was a safer, yet equally economical and feasible way to create the same product, with the same purpose.
- Manufacturing negligence occurs when the design is safe, but the manufacturer deviates from the original design plans. Your legal team will need to prove that the manufacturer deviated from the blueprints in some way, creating an unsafe product.
- Failure to warn occurs when a product is designed and manufactured safely but does not include the proper instructions or warnings required to use the product safely.
Proving negligence can be a difficult task. It may require field experts, and it will definitely require a skilled attorney. If you or a loved one has been injured by a product, reach out to our firm today.
Contact our Firm
If you or someone you love was injured due to the negligence of another party and wishes to speak with an experienced attorney, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.