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    When You Should Call a Product Liability Lawyer for Help with Your Case

    Injured by A Product?

    Being injured as a result of having used a product that was widely available to consumers seems almost impossible in today’s world, yet it happens to thousands of Americans every year, and all too frequently they are not aware that they have legal recourse against those responsible. By filing a product liability lawsuit against those responsible for products that cause injuries, victims not only make themselves eligible to receive compensation for the damages that they’ve suffered, but also act to protect others against being harmed. If you have been injured by a product that you believe is dangerous, or was defectively made or designed, you should call a product liability lawyer for help with your case. The attorneys at Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr, LLC have a successful record of helping people who have been harmed by a dangerous product.

    Product liability is a legal term that describes a manufacturer, seller or designer’s obligation to make sure that the products they make available to consumers are not dangerous or defective. The idea is that consumers have a legal right to expect that an item that is available on the market for them to purchase and use will be reasonably safe when it is used as it is supposed to be. Failure to meet that standard is grounds for a lawsuit seeking compensation for any damage that the product has caused.

    Product liability lawyers represent victims of defective products in claims of either negligence, breach of warranty, or strict liability, and these claims can be filed against anybody involved in bringing the product to market, including the product’s designer, manufacturer, installer or assembler, wholesaler or retail distributor. The product liability lawyer will work to prove that the injury suffered by the consumer was a result of either a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or a marketing defect such as improper labeling, instructions or failure to provide safety warnings. In some of these cases the defendant will be required to provide evidence showing that they were not negligent in one of these ways, though in cases involving strict liability there is no need for negligence to be present – it simply needs to be shown that the product was defective and caused damage.

    When a consumer who has been injured by a defective product contacts a product liability lawyer and decides to move forward with a lawsuit, they are referred to as a plaintiff, while those who they are accusing are referred to as defendants. Plaintiffs in product liability cases can be awarded compensation for damages that they have suffered, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. If you hae been injured by a product and would like information about whether you are eligible to file a product liability lawsuit, contact the experienced attorneys at Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr, LLC today.

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