What do product liability laws cover?
Product liability laws protect consumers who have suffered injuries caused by defective products. These laws provide injured victims with a way to receive compensation from the negligent party responsible for the product defect.How are harmful products proven to be defective and in violation of product liability laws?
The Vermont and New Hampshire personal injury lawyers at Cullenberg & Tensen, P.L.L.C. will work hard to demonstrate how a product is defective, and therefore dangerous to consumers. Depending on the actual defect, our attorneys can identify a problem and make a claim based on a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or the company's failure to warn consumers about the inherent dangers (via proper marketing or packaging).
What types of damages are available for recovery in a defective product case?
Depending on your situation and the severity of your injuries, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical expenses, estimated cost of future related medical care, lost income, loss of earning potential, and pain and suffering.
What information do I need to provide to my attorney to help with my product liability case?
Any information you can provide our injury lawyers regarding the product and the accident will be most helpful. If you have the original product and packaging, please make sure you preserve it for our team. Also, write down the details of the accident, when and where you purchased the product, the nature of your injuries, the treatment you received, and any other facts you feel might be important to your case. We will also need access to any physicians and medical reports linked to your defective product injuries.
Is there a statute of limitations on defective product claims?
Yes. Both New Hampshire and Vermont have statutes of limitations on product liability cases that can limit the amount of time that you have to file the claim. Factors that impact the analysis include the actual injury occurrence and the discovery of the cause of injury. It is important that you act quickly to avoid problems with the amount of time that you have to file your claim.
If you would like to learn more about product liability laws and your right to compensation after a defective product injury, please contact our experienced New Hampshire and Vermont defective product attorneys today to discuss your claim in person.