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What Types of Cases Fall Under Product Liability?

It might be a toy that malfunctioned the child. It could be a bungee cord that falls apart and injures a person’s eye, it could be a tie that explodes, it could be a car that malfunctions. Those are just several examples.

Do I Need to be in Possession of the Product to File a Product Liability Claim?

You don’t but it’s helpful if you do.

What Components Constitute a Viable Product Liability Claim?

It’s the product malfunctions and causes injury to somebody.

Who can be Held Responsible in Product Liability Claims?

A retailer, manufacturer, anybody in the chain of commerce.

Can Someone Prevail in a Product Liability Case If They Did Not Purchase the Product?

Yes, but he or she would have to be injured by the product’s use.

Can Someone Prevail in a Product Liability Case If They did not use it as per the Directions?

He or she may but of course it would be a defense to liability if the product wasn’t used, then that would be an issue for the court to address. It would be for the court to decide if the warnings would be a viable defense.

What Role do Expert Witnesses Play in Product Liability Claims?

They are very important.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Product Liability Claim?

It would be 3 years. It would be 3 years from the date of the incident. With minors, it would be 3 years from when they reach the majority age, which would be 18.

What Types of Damages can be Recovered in a Product Liability Claim?

Medical expenses, future medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, loss of companionship in society and pain and suffering.

Do Most Product Liability Claims Settle or do They go to Trial?

All the cases that we become involved with are prepared as if they are going to go to trial. Many settle, but if they do so, they do so from a position of strength.

What Sets Your Firm Apart in Handling Product Liability Claims?

The attorneys that are involved with these cases have a proven track record of experience in handling the cases and they have access to some of the finest experts in the country to assist.

For more information on Product Liability In Massachusetts, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling 800.262.9200 today.

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