When we buy products, we assume that they will be safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. When a product malfunction, serious injuries can occur. Read on to learn more about product liability cases in Maryland.
Who Can Be Held Responsible in a Product Liability Case?
When it comes to product liability, there are a number of ways an accident can occur. A product may cause an injury as a result of:
- Negligent Design: This can occur when a product is not designed with safety in mind. If this is the case, it can be easy for someone using the product to become injured. If negligent design is found to be the cause of the injury, the product designer may be held responsible.
- Failure to Warn: It is important for customers to know the details of their products and how to use them. If a manufacturer designs a product and fails to include proper warnings or instructions, and this results in injury, they may be held responsible.
- Negligent Manufacturing: Sometimes, a manufacturer will attempt to save time and money by disregarding steps of the process. If you have been injured because a manufacturer either intentionally or unintentionally ignored steps of the original blueprint, they may be held responsible.
If you were injured by a product for any of the above reasons, you may deserve compensation.
What do I do if I am Injured by a Product?
If you have been injured by a product, your first thought may be to throw it away. While this is a normal reaction, it is important to keep the product, as it may be used as evidence in your case. Additionally, you should make sure to seek medical attention after your accident occurs. This will ensure that your injuries are treated, while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Be sure to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney. A skilled attorney may be able to obtain further proof of negligence, such as police reports. Be sure to file your claim in time. In Maryland, the statute of limitations is generally three years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within three years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a product, reach out to our firm to discuss your case with an experienced attorney. We are here to advocate for you every step of the way.
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If you or a family member have been injured in a personal injury accident and wish to speak with an attorney, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.