Pursue a Product Defect Case

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Can I Sue Because a Product Is Faulty or Defective?

If you have been injured by a faulty or defective product you may be able to file a product liability suit against the product’s designer, manufacturer, distributor, or seller, and receive compensation for your injury. The term “products liability” encompasses the following types of claims:

Do I Need Money to Pursue a Product Liability Lawsuit?

Product liability lawsuits can be very expensive to bring and move forward. However, most product defect cases are handled by attorneys on a contingency fee basis. This means that your attorney will only recover if the case is successful and his fee will consist of a portion of the award or settlement. You do not pay the attorney on an hourly basis, and depending on your state's laws, the attorney may even advance the expenses of the suit, including costs of expert witnesses
It is up to the lawyer’s discretion whether to accept your case on a contingency fee basis. The lawyer’s decision will depend on the strength of your claim and likelihood of success.

Does a Contingency Agreement Always Mean the Case Is Free?

Not exactly; some states and attorneys require claimants to pay costs associated with pursuing a lawsuit, either up front or as incurred. While you may not have to pay the attorney a fee if there is no recovery, you may be responsible for costs (including expert witness testimony) if you lose your case.

What Kinds of Damages Are Recoverable in a Product Defect Case?

If you have a successful case, you may be entitled to the following:

What Should I Do If I Wish to Pursue a Product Defect Case?

If you have been injured by a faulty or defective product you should consult a personal injury attorney. Although product defect cases can be expensive to pursue, your attorney might be willing to front the litigation costs by taking your case on a contingency fee basis; and you will likely be heavily compensated if you win.

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Last Modified: 08-28-2014 03:58 PM PDT

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