When hurt by a defective product
, victims can submit a personal injury claim for product liability. A number of elements are essential for proving that the injuries were caused by a defective product
. Making a valid claim means looking into the most important legal provisions for these types of claim and duly preparing your case with evidence.
The elements of product liability
The three basic elements of a product liability claim are essential for making a strong case. These are:
- the injury was directly caused by the product/ by using it;
- the product was indeed defective;
- you were properly using the product.
The latter is an essential condition. Lack thereof may mean that your case is a shared fault one. In some exceptional circumstances using defective or malfunctioning products can be a cause of death. One of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys
can help you if a loved one was killed in an accident caused by using a defective product such as a vehicle
Compensations for injuries caused by defective products
You can legally claim monetary compensations for the medical bills
associated with treating the injuries caused by the defective product. Future medical treatment and needed therapy can also be reimbursed.
If using a certain malfunctioning device or machine injured you in such a way that prevented you from working for a certain amount of time, you can also claim damages for lost wages
and future lost wages. A medical report will also include recommendations for leave and when or under which conditions you are eligible for work. Based on these you can calculate the value of the lost income.
If you are injured or suffered losses after using a defective product you can ask for professional help and legal representation. One of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys is ready to answer your questions.
You can contact us
if you have been injured in Los Angeles or another Californian city.