If you have been sold or used a product that has, through its design or manufacture, caused your injury, you may have cause to bring a lawsuit against either the manufacturer or the person who sold it to you, where the seller knew the product to be defective. As well as winning compensation for losses you have occurred, you could also have the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped to prevent similar injuries happening to other people across the United States.
Some injuries caused by product defects can be fatal, and Utah law allows surviving family members to sue on behalf of their loved ones. If you feel this applies to you, contact us immediately to discuss with a specialist product liability attorney.
There are many areas of everyday life that can be affected by defective products, with some examples including fairground rides, sports equipment, bicycle brakes, vehicle tires, and medical products. If you have been affected by any type of defective product, call us today at 801-350-3506 to discuss your case with an expert Layton product liability attorney.
Utah law requires that you must be able to show:
We understand that thinking about a product liability lawsuit can be a daunting experience, which is why we advise that a suitably qualified and experienced attorney is best placed to deal with this, and guide you through the legal process every step of the way.
To use an example of a product liability lawsuit, we can think about a scenario where a customer bought a bicycle for her son from a reputable bike store. When she took the bike home, her son went out and rode the bike to his friend’s house. While riding his bike, the brake failed to cause the boy to crash into a moving car, causing a concussion and a broken leg. A lawsuit was brought, with the plaintiff winning damages for the ambulance bill, hospital treatment, medication, physical therapy, and pain and suffering. The manufacturer was forced to pay punitive damages to ensure that it took full responsibility for the accident, and it withdrew that type of bicycle from the nationwide sale.
This is, of course, a very simplified version of what can be a very complex area of Utah law, but provides a good example as to what can be achieved through filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a defective product. You and your loved ones should never suffer due to the negligence of another person or party, particularly one who has breached a duty of care towards their customers and end-users.
If you, or a loved one, has been injured as a result of using a defective product – whether the defect involved a design flaw, manufacturing flaw, or failure to warn of potential risk. Layton product liability attorneys could recover the compensation you are due.