Things to Consider When Suing for a Defective Product
During the holidays, millions of products are bought and used every day. Most of these products work the way they are intended to with all of the new gadgets put together properly. However, sometimes a product fails to produce the expected results and causes serious damage and injuries to the consumer. Defective product damages can range from minor cuts and bruises to very severe hospitalized injuries. When that happens, many people look for options to sue the manufacturer, retailer or producer for the damages that were caused by the defective product.
The greatest downfall of most of these damages is the large financial burden that comes with hospitalization and loss of wages while recovering. Other, less physical damages can by things like extended pain and suffering, and a diminished quality of life. In the most extreme cases of defective product damages, the injuries are irreversible and impede the consumer for the rest of their life.
When hurt by a defective product, you should first consider whom you are going to sue. Often times, the person or entity responsible for the injury is the manufacturer of the product. It can be due to a defect in their machinery or a basic design malfunction that affects every identical product they sell. In other situations, the retailer is to blame. In stocking the shelves or transporting the products to the consumer, items can break or get shaken up which can cause a malfunction in the way the product should properly work.
Many times, these manufacturers or retailers are actually part of a larger corporation and will have seemingly endless resources to quiet you or pay you off. There may even be a legal team on staff who is ready to combat any lawsuit that comes their way. These teams will dedicate a lot of money, time, and research to defending their clients. Without an attorney of their own, consumers can find themselves in a battle that they cannot win. In order to have a chance for fair compensation against a large corporation, you will need an attorney that has resources available to him to be able to do the research and preparation needed to combat a defective product, or products liability, case.
Attorneys will usually recommend an expert witness, which is often even necessary, who can help prove liability of the corporation in a case. In order to determine how and why a product caused an injury, the testimony of an expert witness will need to be sought out by an attorney and heard by the court. Since corporations will likely have access to as many experts as they need to persuade a jury in their favor, it is in the best interest of a consumer to seek out an attorney so that the appropriate expert witnesses may be found for them.
Suing a corporation or manufacturer for a defective product can be a long, tedious project. If you purchase a toy or a larger present this Christmas that you find later to be defective, do not fret. The attorneys at Colley & Colley law firm in Tyler, Texas are trained experts in winning product defect cases and gaining the compensation you need to fully recover without suffering. Contact Colley & Colley today for a free consultation.