As consumers, we trust companies to provide us with products that are safe and effective, and that perform as advertised. While many businesses adhere to these ideals, there are instances in which consumers were seriously injured or otherwise negatively impacted by a product. When an event as devastating as this occurs, and if the corporation’s insurance company is not willing to assist the injured consumer properly, a law suit may have to be filed. A case like this is called a product liability case. It is important that the lawyer you choose has experience in the area of product liability law. In such cases, a product liability lawyer should be able to prove two critical elements in order to win. These elements are:
1. The Product Contained a Defect
An attorney should determine through a thorough investigation, that there was something wrong with the product itself. A defect can be a minor imperfection or a catastrophic flaw; what’s crucial is that it was not performing as it was intended.
2.The Defect Caused the Plaintiff’s Injuries
Your attorney should prove to the jury that it is more likely than not that the defective product was the cause of the plaintiff’s injury and future problems linked to the injury. This can sometimes be established through testimony by a treating doctor or expert in a specific field.
In short, the attorney and the plaintiff need to show the connection between the defective product and the injury sustained by the plaintiff. This is not an exhaustive list, but a foundation for any product liability case. Be sure to hire a competent product liability lawyer who can handle the rigors of a product liability case, like the associates at Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C. Give us a call today at (800) 782-8492 to set up a risk-free consultation.