Engineers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers have an obligation to design, build, and sell products that are safe. Unfortunately, not every product that comes off the assembly line meets this standard, even when it is only used as intended. If you were injured by a defective or poorly marketed product, you can file a product liability claim with the help of a personal injury attorney from Glacier Law Firm in Kalispell, MT.
Understanding Product Liability
What Kinds of Damages Can You Secure in a Product Liability Claim?
Product liability law allows consumers to hold manufacturers and retailers responsible for any damages they incur as a result of using a defective product. In a successful product liability lawsuit, you can recover both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages might include medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. Noneconomic damages are typically pain and suffering. You may also be able to recover loss of consortium, which refers to the negative impact that your injuries have had on your relationship.
What Kinds of Defects Result in Product Liability Claims?
When it comes to defective products, there are three kinds of issues that can cause serious injuries: design flaws, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects. The type of defect that resulted in your injuries will ultimately determine whom you should name as the defendant in your product liability claim. Possible defendants in such a lawsuit might be the product manufacturer, the manufacturer of its parts of components, the company that assembles the product, the wholesaler, or the retailer.
If you sustained debilitating injuries as a result of a defective product, an attorney from Glacier Law Firm in Kalispell, MT, will help you file a product liability claim and pursue the compensation you deserve. Visit their website to learn what kind of legal support they will provide while you pursue damages, and call (406) 552-4343 to schedule a case evaluation today.