If a dangerous product injured you or caused you to develop a severe medical condition, you might be able to take legal action against the manufacturer or distributor of the product. You do not have to take on these billion-dollar corporations by yourself. Our Eunice product liability lawyer can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Recoverable Damages for Defective Product Injury Cases
If you’ve been hurt by a dangerous product, your life has been changed in several ways. The goal of taking legal action is to pursue compensation that may help lessen the impact of these damages.
When a dangerous product harms you, you often suffer financially as a result. If you suffer physical injuries or develop a medical condition from the product, the medical treatment you need may become costly to maintain. You might also lose time at work without pay. With these circumstances, it’s no wonder that injured people often struggle to pay their bills.
These losses are called economic losses. We can seek compensation to recover what you’ve spent on medical treatment and what you’ve been unable to earn while you recover from your injuries.
In addition to financial insecurity, injured people often suffer physical and emotional pain. The long-term physical effects, depression and anxiety, and the inconveniences you’re forced to reckon with can have lasting effects on your personal life. These losses are equally substantial and are also recoverable in your case.
Whatever your losses, you deserve to be compensated for them. You wouldn’t be in this situation if the companies responsible for creating and distributing the products hadn’t made a costly mistake. We want to pursue compensation for these and any other losses you experience.
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What Makes a Company Liable in Product Liability Cases?
Most product liability cases are based on negligence. This would mean that someone from the design, manufacture, or distribution of the product made a dangerous mistake that endangered the customers.
In some items, a design defect is the problem. The company that engineered the object might have miscalculated the stresses the product would experience when used in the real world. For example, if they didn’t account for the friction between two parts wearing down the product–they made a mistake in the design itself.
Something might go wrong in the manufacturing process or in the materials chosen to put the item together. If quality control does not catch the mistake, the object might enter the market, fail, and injure someone. A swingset with the wrong bolts securing the screws is an example of a manufacturing defect.
Marketing, Labeling, or Instructions
Here are some situations in which a company may be liable for marketing, labeling, or instruction problems:
- The item did not warn about known hazards.
- The maker or seller didn’t provide adequate instructions for the correct use or construction of the object.
- A company made false statements about the safety or efficacy of their product.
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The Statute of Limitations for Product Liability Lawsuits
Louisiana imposes a strict deadline for filing product liability cases. If you do not file your case in time, it can get thrown out, or you can be barred from pursuing compensation.
CC Art. 3492 gives you only one year from the date of the incident or the date of discovery to file your product liability lawsuit. Essentially, this means that the date you were injured or the date you discovered you were ill starts the clock on the statute of limitations for your case.
Under CC Art. 2315.2, surviving relatives only have one year from the date of a loved one’s passing to file for wrongful death caused by a dangerous product.
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How Our Eunice Product Liability Lawyer Can Help You with Your Claim
If you were harmed by a dangerous product, the last thing you need on your plate is a battle with a billion-dollar corporation. You need to be able to focus on your wellness, your family, and your future. When you work with a product liability lawyer on your claim, you can put the legal matters in our hands with confidence.
These cases often take an extended period of hard work during which we:
- Collect evidence
- File the appropriate motions
- Work with experts for their testimony
- Prepare your case for trial
- Negotiate for a fair financial award
- Communicate with insurers and defense attorneys
We know that as injured people, you’re dealing with a lot of other things. We want to take the lead on your case, so you can focus on what matters to you. In the meantime, we’ll fight for a financial award that can begin to set things right.
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What We Have to Prove to Win a Product Liability Claim in Eunice
The burden of proof varies depending on the product that harmed you.
Strict Liability Cases
In a strict liability case, one merely needs to prove that the item injured them. An example of strict liability is when someone gets food poisoning from contaminated lettuce purchased from a grocery store.
For negligence cases, your lawyer will need to show that some defect or flaw in the product caused your injuries. They must also show that the object had not been modified after it left the manufacturer and that it was being used for its intended purpose. Usually, corporations are not liable for products that get used for unintended purposes, like stacking chairs on top of each other to reach a lightbulb instead of using a ladder.
If you were injured by a product, let your lawyer decide if you are eligible to file a case. Sometimes, you may think you contributed to your injuries and are still able to file.
You Can Get Representation in Your Product Liability Case For No Upfront Costs
We do not charge an upfront deposit for legal fees when we handle product liability cases. Instead, we enter into a contingency-fee arrangement, which means that we do not get paid until we successfully resolve your case. We receive a portion of the financial award, so you never pay for our services out-of-pocket.
How to Get Started on Your Eunice Product Liability Claim
If you want compassionate and attentive legal services, you have found the right law firm. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers will work tirelessly for you to receive the compensation you deserve for the harm you have suffered. You can reach out to us today to get started. The initial consultation is free, and there is no obligation.
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