Picking up from where we left off in Defective Products & Product Liability Cases: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1), below, we will continue our discussion regarding some of the most important things people should know when it comes to their rights and product liability cases.
Keep in mind that the info discussed herein is general in nature and that you can easily get more specific information and professional advice regarding your case by calling a Denver product liability lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm today.
More Facts You Should Know about Product Liability Claims…
Fact 3 – When people are injured by defective products, they may be entitled to compensation.
In fact, by pursing a product liability case, injured people may be able to obtain compensation for their past and ongoing medical bills, lost wages, mental suffering and other losses. It’s important to point out, however, that the following will typically need to be proven in the course of a case in order for injured people to obtain compensation:
- A product was “unreasonably dangerous” because, for instance, it has a dangerous or defective design.
- The injured person was using the product as it was intended to be used.
- A person’s injuries were caused by this dangerous product.
Because proving the above-described factors can be complicated (especially when going up against corporate lawyers for large manufacturers), it’s critical that injured people trust their claims in the hands of a skilled attorney – like an experienced Denver product liability lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm – to give themselves the best chances of obtaining the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and losses.
Fact 4 – It may be possible to request punitive damages in some product liability cases.
While compensatory damages are intended to reimburse a person for the financial impacts of being injured by defective products, punitive damages are intended to punish the manufacturer (or another defendant) for its negligence in designing, marketing and/or distributing defective products.
Punitive damages will not be an option for all product liability claims, but when they are, they can:
- Be powerful leverage tools during settlement negotiations, as defendants will usually be far more likely to try to work out favorable settlements and resolve cases outside of court when they face the possibility of being penalized with punitive damages
- Substantially increase the total overall compensation injured people end up receiving.
If you are wondering how much your product liability claim may be worth and/or if you may be entitled to punitive damages for your claim, don’t hesitate to contact a Denver product liability lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm.
Stay posted for the upcoming conclusion to this blog for some more important info regarding product liability claims and compensation
Contact a Denver Product Liability Lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been hurt by a defective or dangerous product, contact a Denver product liability lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm by calling us at 303-499-0449 or emailing us using the form at the side of the screen.
At the Cederberg Law Firm P.C., you will not be handed off to a paralegal or assistant. You will receive personal attention and professional service from an experienced lawyer who cares about you and who is dedicated to providing you with superior legal services at every stage of your case. In addition to offering free initial consults and contingency fee options, our lawyers make hospital visits to ensure that you have access to the legal support you need – whenever you need it.