Riverside Product Liability Lawyer
A defective product can be dangerous to consumers and can come in many different forms. Depending on the product and the nature of the defect, potential injuries in these cases can range from severe burns to broken bones to emotional trauma. If you or someone in your family has been hurt due to a defective product, you could have a case against the product manufacturer or distributor.
You have the right to sue anyone whose negligence causes you harm. However, these cases can be difficult to prove, so you need a Riverside product liability lawyer with experience in this area. The attorneys at Dickson, Kohan & Bablove, LLP can answer your questions and help you determine if you have a case.
Determining if You Should Sue
In order to file a lawsuit and seek financial compensation for a defective product, your case must meet several important criteria:
- You need to have either been harmed physically or suffered a trauma leading to emotional distress
- Your injury needs to have been caused by the negligence of a business or a distributor
- You were either not made aware of the risks of using the product or injured while using the product as intended
For example, if a crib rail falls down and injures a child’s foot, the family could have been using the crib as intended, but the child would have been hurt due to a manufacturing flaw. The manufacturer could then be held accountable for its negligent design flaw.
Proving Negligence for a Defective Product
A Riverside product liability lawyer from our office can review the details of your accident and determine if someone else was responsible for it. We will then gather evidence to prove their negligence.
This process involves a number of steps:
- Reviewing medical records and the cause of the injury, as determined by your doctor
- Examining your injuries and the product that caused them
- Using the discovery process and investigating whether the appropriate warnings were issued
- Conducting depositions to determine if the company was aware of the risks
With this information in hand, a Riverside product liability lawyer from Dickson, Kohan & Bablove, LLP can build a strong case for why you are deserving of financial compensation.
File Your Lawsuit in Time
It is important to file your lawsuit before reaching the California statute of limitations. Even if we are still gathering evidence or you are still recovering from your injuries, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed within two years of you being injured. If you attempt to file beyond this, your case may be thrown out without being heard, and your chances of receiving compensation will be severely limited.
When you hire a Riverside product liability lawyer from our firm, we can negotiate on your behalf. Filing a lawsuit does not necessarily mean you will have to take your case to trial. However, a lawsuit is the best way to preserve your rights and show the negligent party that you are serious about pursuing your claim.
If you receive a fair settlement offer prior to your trial date, you can accept the offer and never have to go to court. We will evaluate each offer as it arrives and determine if it accounts for all of your injuries and expenses, so you never have to worry about accepting less than you deserve.
Financial Compensation and Product Liability
It is never a good idea to settle a product liability case too quickly. You need to receive enough compensation to pay for more than just your current medical bills. You could also be entitled to money for any expenses or damages you have suffered as a result of your injury:
- Future medical expenses
- Cost of traveling to receive medical care, including transportation, hotels, food, and so forth
- Caregiver expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages and income due to being unable to work
- Any other expenses or losses incurred by being injured
Protect Yourself and Your Family
A product manufacturer will have an insurance policy in place to protect them in the event of defective product issues. You can be certain that you will be up against a team of experienced corporate lawyers with substantial legal resources at their disposal. They will be focused on limiting the manufacturer’s liability and may try to demonstrate that the accident was actually your fault.
Hiring a Riverside product liability lawyer from our firm is the best way to protect yourself and your family. We can ensure that your case is treated fairly and that you are not taken advantage of by a large corporation.
Work with a Riverside Defective Product Lawyer
You could be entitled to compensation for your injury, and the best way to find out is to speak with a Riverside product liability lawyer. To do so, call Dickson, Kohan & Bablove, LLP at 1-844-404-2400 or fill out the form below.