Every company that sells products to consumers has a legal responsibility to ensure their products are reasonably safe. Any product that doesn’t meet this basic standard and injures someone using it can be the basis for a personal injury lawsuit. These types of cases follow special rules set out under “product liability” law.
Understanding these rules and enforcing your right to be paid for your injuries will be much easier with help from a respected attorney at Ostroff Injury Law. We have a long track record of success with these types of cases. Founding Partner Jon Ostroff has recovered millions of dollars for the families of numerous individuals killed or seriously injured in product liability “design” cases involving dangerous forklifts. Ostroff Law has also recovered from the manufacturers of treadmills and other fitness or exercise equipment, ladders, and other dangerous products at home and in the workplace. Your Lewisburg defective products lawyer will help you build the strongest claim possible and fight like hell to hold the negligent company accountable for your injuries.
How Product Liability Works in Lewisburg
In rare cases, it’s possible to make a company pay for a personal injury based on the “negligence” theory that most personal injury claims are built around. However, it’s more common to build defective product cases around a different theory called “strict liability.” Under this theory, you don’t have to prove that a manufacturer’s reckless or careless act was the direct cause of your injuries to hold them liable for your damages.
Instead, you and your Lewisburg defective products attorney must prove the following facts:
- The manufacturer sold a specific product to you, and the condition of that product did not change between when it left the manufacturer and when you first possessed it
- That product was defective in a particular way when it left its manufacturer’s direct control
- The defect in the product directly caused you a physical injury
- You were using the product for its intended purpose when it injured you
As your lawyer can explain, defects that can justify a lawsuit include problems with a product’s core design, mistakes made while a product was manufactured and/or assembled, and a lack of instructions for safe use included in or on the product’s packaging.
Time Limits for Defective Product Cases in Lewisburg
A strict liability claim can demand money for various losses, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of life’s pleasures
- Lost work wages and/or ability to work
- Personal property damage, including the costs of replacing the defective product
Importantly, though, 42 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes §5524 sets a time limit of two years after the date of the injury to file a product liability claim with a nearby attorney. Help from a seasoned product liability lawyer at Ostroff Injury Law can be vital to building a strong case before this strict deadline passes.
Get in Touch with a Lewisburg Defective Products Attorney Today
It can be challenging to take legal action after being hurt by a dangerous product, especially if you don’t have guidance from an experienced attorney. Help from a winning attorney at Ostroff Injury Law can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
Speak with a Lewisburg defective products lawyer about your situation in a free consultation. You will not pay us anything unless and until we get you the payment you need for your losses, so give us a call today.