Product Liability Lawyer
When you buy a product, from a car to a box of cereal, you trust that the product is safe. After all, the US has all kinds of regulations designed to protect consumers. Manufacturers have a legal responsibility to produce safe goods.
However, manufacturing and sales regulations don’t always safeguard consumers. Sometimes a company creates a defective product by intentionally cutting corners or by unintentional error. Either way, a consumer might purchase a defective product and suffer harm. When this happens, a company can be legally responsible for the injury.
If you’ve suffered harm from a defective product, a product liability attorney in WY can help you sue the company that injured you. A lawsuit allows you to receive compensation for the harm you experienced. Also, suing a company for product liability encourages the company to make changes to protect other customers.
What Is a Defective Product?
A product might have one of several defects that pose a risk of harm to consumers. If the risk of harm could have been reasonably averted by changing the design, manufacturing, or marketing of the product, the company could be liable.
Whether the product was incorrectly designed or not tested enough, it can lead to consumer harm.
You may remember some cars that were recalled due to faulty brake design. This is an example of a design defect. Even if the company has changed the design of its product, you can still sue for damage suffered from an earlier version of the product.
Sometimes, a product is designed well but something goes wrong in the manufacturing process. For instance, consumers have claimed that they found rodents in soda cans. This uncommon occurrence indicates that something went amiss during manufacturing.
Marketing a product includes the responsibility to warn consumers about potential hazards. You’ll notice that pharmaceutical commercials often include a narrator speed-reading warnings at the end of the ad.
Likewise many products come with instructions that contain warnings or may even have warning labels directly on the product. If you purchase a product with a foreseeable hazard, but no warning, it could be a marketing defect.
What Are Product Liability Cases?
At Platte River Injury Law, we can handle many different types of product liability cases. You may have suffered harm due to one of the following product problems:
- Design defect on an automobile,
- Manufacturing defect on a tire,
- Improper testing defect on a prescription drug,
- Design defect on machinery,
- Marketing defect on a supplement,
- Manufacturing defect on a toy,
- Design defect on an ATV or jet ski, or
- Manufacturing defect on a household appliance.
If you’re not sure whether you have a product liability case, give our experienced product liability attorneys a call. We can investigate your complaint and determine whether your injury resulted from a product defect.
What Are Product Liability Damages?
When you have a product liability claim, you can sue for damages. This means that you ask the company to compensate you for the harm you suffered. Usually, a product liability lawsuit is resolved through a settlement, but our attorneys will take your case to trial if necessary.
If you have been injured from a defective product, you can seek damages for things like:
- Medical bills,
- Pain and suffering,
- Lost income,
- Disability, and
- Loss of enjoyment of life..
If a loved one died as a result of a product defect, you may also have a cause of action for wrongful death.
How Soon Do I Need to Bring a Product Liability Claim?
A statute of limitations, or time limit, restricts product liability cases. In Wyoming, the statute of limitations for a product liability action is generally four years from the date of injury.
If you are filing a wrongful death case, however, the statute of limitations is two years. If you experienced an injury or your loved one was killed by a defective product, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Get Legal Advice for Your Product Liability Case
When you suffer harm from a defective product, you need a skilled attorney to advocate for your compensation. At Platte River Injury Law, we want to help you recover physically and financially. Plus, we want to help you hold companies accountable for irresponsible practices.
Contact our product liability attorneys in WY for a free consultation, and you’ll find that we are interested in getting to know you as a person, not just a case. We’ll listen to your experience, share our thoughts on your legal options, and answer any questions you have. Give us a call today and let us help you start righting the wrong that you suffered.