The last thing a person usually expects when they give their child a new toy or gets themselves a new piece of technology is that they will be in need of a product injury lawyer Hillcrest Heights MD residents can rely on. As unfortunate as it is, people get injured or fall ill in the United States because of faulty products, goods, medicines, and devices. Many people think that they are protected from these types of injuries by the government because of the different laws and agencies that are in place to try to prevent these types of injuries. While the U.S. is advanced in our technology and protections of its citizens, many people in the Maryland area find themselves with questions about whether or not they have a product liability claim that is worth fighting for compensation for.
Who is to Blame?
Many cases that arise after someone has been injured are hard to prove for various reasons. Product injury cases tend to be difficult as well but more so because there are often many different entities involved in the manufacturing of a product. This means that a plaintiff and their lawyer need to find fault with and assign an amount of blame to each different person or party involved. Some of the different parties that may be found at fault in a product injury case include the designers, testers, the manufacturers of parts, the assembler of the parts, the distributors of the product, and the stores or other marketplaces that sold the product.
If you have been injured by a faulty product, or if someone close to you has died because of this, you may find it helpful to discuss your rights with a product injury lawyer Hillcrest Heights MD victims and their families can rely on.
Negligence is a common cause for faulty and malfunctioning products. When a plaintiff claims that any party who was involved in the manufacturing or distribution of a product did not fulfill their legal duty to protect consumers, it is considered a claim of negligence. This means that the plaintiff and their lawyer/s need to prove that the defendants (or defendant) failed to use ordinary or reasonable care in designing, testing, producing, manufacturing, and in some cases, selling the product- and that this failure to do this is why you got injured.
A strict liability claim for a faulty product usually alleges the malfunction of the product itself. In some ways, a strict liability claim is easier to prove than claims of negligence. This is because the defect in the product is obvious. Instead of trying to get one or more party to admit that they were negligent in a chain that produced a product, a strict liability claim uses the obvious design, manufacturing or marketing flaws of the product to show fault.
If you have been injured because of a faulty or malfunctioning product, or if someone close to you has died because of this, you and your family may be entitled to compensation. To find out what your rights are and how you may be able to protect them, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C., to talk to a product injury lawyer HIllcrest Heights MD is fortunate to have in its midst.