Even though there are many laws and regulations to protect consumers in the United States, the need for a good product liability law firm Maryland residents can trust, continues to be on the rise. When someone in the U.S. purchases a product or good from a legitimate and licensed seller, he or she can reasonably expect that the product will not cause harm to themselves (or to others they give it to use) if they use it in the manner that is prescribed in the instructions; and takes heed of any danger warnings or safety precautions on the package or product itself. If a person is injured by a faulty or defectively manufactured product, or if someone dies because of an injury caused by this, the injured victim and in many cases, their family, may be entitled to compensation.
If you are dealing with medical bills, lost wages, and are in pain and suffering, from an injury caused by a faulty product, it may be in your best interest to contact a personal injury law firm that has a team that knows how to successfully deal with product liability claims. If you are dealing with financial hardships and grief because someone close to you died because of a faulty or malfunctioning product, your loved one’s surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for their loss. The dedicated law firm of Cohen & Cohen has over 30 years of experience in protecting the rights of injured victims and their families. If you are in need of a highly rated product liability law firm Maryland is proud to call its own, contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Someone is available to take your call any time of the day or evening, any day of the year.
Product liability laws vary from state to state but the basic premises of many product liability claims include one or more of the following: negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, consumer protection claims. Only a lawyer who is licensed to practice in the state where your injury occurred is qualified to give legal advice and the information provided here should not be misconstrued as such. The following is a brief overview of the four basic product liability claims:
A negligence claim requires the plaintiff to demonstrate that they did in fact get injured by a product; and one or more party that was involved in the design, manufacturing, production, distribution, or sales of the faulty product, was negligent in their responsibility to ensure the safety of the product’s consumers.
A strict liability claim focuses on the product itself. A manufacturer can be held legally liable for a defective product even if none of the parties involved in making a defective product available to the public are guilty of negligence or recklessness.
Breach of Warranty
A breach of warranty claim refers to the failure of marketing, or to a seller’s claims to fulfill the terms of a promise, claim or representation that is made concerning the quality or type of the product that was sold to the injured consumer. When a seller cannot stand behind their warranty claims, it is considered a breach of warranty.
Consumer Protection Claims
Many states have enacted their own consumer protection statutes to try to protect consumers from merchants that may commit deceptive and unfair practices.
If you or someone close to you has been injured because of a faulty or defective product in Maryland or the surrounding areas, contact the highly rated product liability law firm Maryland consumers can rely on, Cohen & Cohen