In a sale, both buyer and seller enter into a contract, which is an agreement of trust. As a buyer, you trust the seller to provide you with goods and services that work. In case you buy a defective or dangerous product, you have the right to file for a product liability lawsuit. Here’s how you can start the case:
Hire a lawyer
While DYI-ing your way to a resolution might work, product liability laws can be overwhelming. You could make a mistake early on in your case that could result in delays or worse cause you to lose the case. Consulting and hiring a West Liberty Products Liability Law firm from the start ensures proper handling and management of your case from day one. That way, you have the legal guidance you need to successfully move forward with the case, the Tom Riley Law Firm says.
Know who’s responsible
You need to determine the defendants in your case. Your lawyer can successfully invoke the “The Thing Speaks for Itself” doctrine which shifts the burden and responsibility of proving that the product was not negligent to the defendant, rather than you trying to prove negligence. The “strict liability” rule also helps you since the rule states you only need to prove that the product was defective, and not worry about proving the manufacturer was negligent.
Establishing your case
In some cases, the defense often raises the issue that a plaintiff must sufficiently determine the supplier of the product to the manufacturer. Your lawyer can already take steps early on to help you make and build up on those connections to prove the defendant’s liability.
So if you or a loved one suffered critical injuries from the use of a defective product, consider hiring a lawyer to help you receive fair compensation and damages and make the defendants accountable for their actions.