The Important Steps You Can Take to Receive Compensation for an Injury from A Defective Product

The Important Steps You Can Take to Receive Compensation for an Injury from A Defective Product

If you have been injured by a product that was either defective or dangerous, you have a right to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer, designer, and others that have been involved in bringing the product to market. This type of lawsuit is specifically designed to provide those who have been harmed by negligence with a way to seek and receive compensation for the damages that they have suffered. These damages can include their medical expenses, lost wages, loss of quality of life or ability, and more. Knowing your rights and what to do if you have been victimized in this way is essential, because if you let too much time go by or don’t follow the correct procedures, you can end up forfeiting your ability to get the justice you deserve. The knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at Wallace Law have successfully represented many clients in product liability lawsuits, and can help you with the important steps you can take to receive compensation for an injury from a defective product.

Compensation for an injury from a defective product can take many forms, but generally include the following:

Lost wages – If you were force to miss work or are unable to return to work, your lawsuit should seek reimbursement for wages that you did not and otherwise would have received. This can include time that you had to take off in order to go to a doctor’s appointment or diagnostic test. It also can include the loss of wages caused by any change in your ability to do your job as a result of the injury.
Medical expenses – It is important to track these expenses from the very first treatment or examination that you undergo. Medical expenses should be reimbursed for all bills previously paid, currently waiting to be paid, or that can be reasonably anticipated in the future as a result of the injury.
Emotional distress/pain and suffering – Compensation for the pain, trauma, or loss that you have suffered is an intangible, but an experienced attorney will be able to help a judge or jury quantify and provide reimbursement for suffering.

Depending upon what type of product you have been harmed by and whether your injuries were specific to you or happened to a number of people, you may be entitled to file a claim as part of a class action lawsuit. It is important to note that there are time limits for filing a defective product liability claim. This is called a statute of limitations, and it is different in each state. If the statute of limitations is allowed to expire without you taking action, you will be left with no legal recourse.

An experienced defective product attorney from Wallace Law will give you the information that you need regarding when and how to file a product liability lawsuit, as well as a general idea of what you can anticipate in terms of compensation. Call us today to set up an appointment.