Millions of products are bought in the United States every year. From cars to medical devices, from consumer goods to office goods, if a person suffers a serious injury while using a product correctly and safely, then they may have grounds for a product liability case. Unfortunately, the process of determining if a case is strong or not can be complex.
The good news is that you have The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker to help you. All you need to do is contact us at 800-333-0000 and we can provide a free legal consultation. In the meantime, keep reading to find out about the three elements that must be proven for a valid product liability case.
We Must Be Able to Prove These 3 Elements:
In order to prove that you have been the victim of product liability, there are three factors we must be able to prove. They are:
- We must prove that you suffered a serious injury or some other type of damage.
- We must prove that the product you used was defective, lacked warnings, or lacked clear instructions on how to use it.
- We must prove that the injury or damage proven in step one was caused or directly resulted from the defect we proved in step three.
Even if all three of these three elements are proven, it is still not always simple. We must also prove that you were not negligent in using the product, that you did not use it recklessly, and that you did not use it inappropriately. If you were not using it as the manufacturer intended it to be used, then you are not likely to receive compensation for your injuries.
Likewise, it is not enough to have suffered an injury as a result of a product defect – you must have evidence to prove it. You will note that in the list above, every step involves “must prove.” If you are not sure if you have a case, talk to a product liability attorney at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker to find out.
Do You Have a Case for Product Liability?
If you believe you have a case then you should document it at as much as possible. If you were injured, take photos of the injury and the product. If there were witnesses, get statements from them. Identify what the issue with the product was – did the issue come from its design, lack of warnings, poor instructions, or something else? Depending on the specifics, it may be that the designer, manufacturer, or retailer is responsible for your injuries.
The next step is to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We can help you determine if you have a case you are likely to win and give you advice on the next steps. Now is the time to call and find out what your future options are.