Personal injury law is a fairly broad practice area that includes everything from wrongful death to premises liability. Product liability also falls under this area of law, but not all injury attorneys have extensive experience in it. If you were hurt because of a defective product and you want to pursue compensation, you can rely on a lawyer from Glacier Law Firm in Kalispell, MT. Below, their seasoned legal team explains the ins and outs of product liability.
Types of Claims
There are three main kinds of product liability claims. Injuries and any subsequent claims can arise as a result of design defects, manufacturing defects, or marketing defects. Design defects are present in a product even before it is manufactured, whereas manufacturing defects develop at some point during the production or assembly process. Finally, marketing defects refer to flaws in the way the product is marketed. Marketing defects can also refer to incorrect assembly instructions or insufficient safety warnings.
The type of defect that caused your injuries will ultimately determine who is responsible for the damages you incurred. For example, the product designer or engineer may be responsible for design defects, whereas the manufacturer or assembly team is typically liable for any manufacturing defects. Marketing teams, wholesalers, or retailers may be liable for false advertising or inadequate labeling. In some cases, multiple parties are liable for serious injuries. A seasoned lawyer from Glacier Law Firm can assess your case and help you determine against whom you should file your claim.
If you sustained debilitating injuries as the direct result of a defective product, turn to Glacier Law Firm in Kalispell, MT, for quality legal representation while you pursue compensation. Visit their website to learn more about the legal services they provide, and call (406) 552-4343 to schedule an initial consultation with a product liability lawyer today.