In light of our recent blog on the most dangerous items in homes and schools, now is a good time to answer some commonly asked questions about defective products cases – or, as they are formally referred to, products liability cases.
We’ve generalized our answers below to make them as widely applicable as possible. When you are ready for answers and professional advice pertaining to you and your situation, however, don’t hesitate to contact a Denver personal injury lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm.
Important Answers about Products Liability Cases
Q – I was hurt after using a product. Do I have a product liability case?
A – It depends on what caused your injury and whether you were using the product as instructed by the manufacturer. If you were using the product according to the manufacturer’s directions and the product malfunctioned, causing your injury, then there’s a good chance you do have a product liability case.
You can find out more about your potential case by contacting us today for a free, no obligations case evaluation.
Q – What party or parties are liable in product liability cases?
A – In general, the manufacturer of the defective product will be the party that is liable when faulty or dangerous products harm consumers.
Q – How much are product liability cases worth?
A – The value of a product liability case will vary, according to:
- The nature and severity of the injuries caused by the defective product
- Whether the defective product caused additional damage (like, for instance, damage to a home)
- Whether the maker of the product knew about the issues with it and/or intentionally failed to warn the public about the risks associated with using the product – If this can be proven, it may be possible to secure punitive damages in a products liability case; that would substantially increase the potential value of a claim.
Q – How soon do product liability cases have to be filed?
A – Deadlines for filing products liability cases vary from state to state. In Colorado, however, there is a two-year statute of limitations for these cases. This means that a defective products case has to be filed within two years of the date on which the accident occurred or the injuries were discovered.
Q – Is there any downside to pursuing my case alone (not hiring an attorney)?
A – Yes, there is a huge risk that, without an attorney’s representation, you will not win your case, that your rights and interests may be compromised and/or that you will not get the payout you deserve. So, position your case for success by consulting with an attorney ASAP if you’ve been hurt by a faulty product.
Contacting a Denver Personal Injury Lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been injured by any type of faulty product, contact a Denver personal injury lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm to find out more about your best options for financial recovery.
To meet with us at no cost or obligation to you, call us at 303-499-0449 or email us using the form at the side of the screen. 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.