If you think you may be in need of a product injury lawyer Rockville MD residents can rely on, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. for a free case evaluation. You may find it helpful to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who is licensed to practice in Maryland. This may help you to make more informed decisions about what your next steps should be.
Knowing that you have someone on your side who knows the law and can use it to fight for your rights to be upheld, can be a great comfort. Knowing this when you are in pain or you are helping someone who is, or when you are grieving over the loss of a loved one, may help to give you the time and space you need to heal.
Even though there are many laws in place to protect consumers in the United States, thousands of people are injured every year by products they’ve bought. These products can be items that are used every day or they can be something that is only used once. If someone is injured by a faulty or malfunctioning product they may be able to seek compensation from the company or companies responsible in a products liability case. The idea of the laws that govern this type of case aim to encourage companies to take the necessary safety precautions to protect consumers, by holding these companies financially responsible when someone is hurt because their product was was flawed.
Having a good product injury lawyer Rockville MD community members recommend, on your team, can be a great help when someone needs to get compensation for their injuries. Knowing that you have someone who is dedicated to fighting for you to have your and your family’s rights upheld can be a great comfort when you are in pain, are helping someone who is in pain, or a grieving over losing someone close to you because of a faulty or malfunction product.
Product liability laws differ from state to state but in many states you can hold a company accountable for negligence, strict liability and breach of contract.
An individual can sue a company for negligence. This requires that the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s lawyer prove that the company did not use reasonable measures when creating, producing, and inspecting products before making them available for sale to consumers. Companies are also supposed to have warnings on their products if there are any dangers in using them and instructions (if necessary) that explain how to safely use the product. A consumer can sue a company if they are injured because the company failed to warn consumers about potential dangers.
If an individual (or group of people) can prove that they were injured because of a defective product, it is called, strict liability.
Breach of Contract
When someone purchases a product in the United States, there are express and implied warranties that ensure its quality and safety. These warranties have been breached if a consumer is injured and he or she is entitled to sue for breach of contract.
If you or someone close to you has been injured because of a faulty or malfunctioning product, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C., to talk to a product injury lawyer Rockville MD victims and their families can rely on.