When we buy a product, we don’t expect to be injured by it. In fact, we assume that it has been created safely, and this is usually a good assumption. Unfortunately, not every product we use will be safe. Unfortunately, some products can result in serious injury. If you or a loved one has been injured by a product, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Read on to learn more about product liability lawsuits in Maryland and what you should do in the event of an injury.
Who is Held Responsible?
There are a few ways one may be held responsible in a product liability lawsuit. If a product designer does not take safety into account when designing a product, and someone is injured as a result, the designer may be held responsible. Your lawyer must prove that there was negligence by showing that there was a safer, yet equally feasible and economical way to create the same product. Additionally, the manufacturer of the product may be held responsible if he or she deviates from the original blueprints and this results in an unsafe product. In this case, your lawyer must prove negligence by showing that the manufacturer deviated from the original plans, either intentionally or unintentionally, resulting in an unsafe product. A company may also be held responsible if it fails to warn consumers about the dangers of misusing a product. Your lawyer will have to prove negligence by proving that the company failed to provide proper warnings and labels on the product. It can be difficult to determine which party is responsible and to prove that there was negligence involved. For this reason, you will need a skilled personal injury attorney to fight for your case.
Should I Throw Away the Product?
If you are injured by a product, a natural reaction is to throw it away to prevent it from causing any more injuries. But, you should actually keep the product. It will likely be a major piece of evidence in your case. The product can be used to determine which party should be held responsible for your injury.
What is Maryland’s Statute of Limitations?
Maryland’s statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is three years from the date of the accident. This means that in the event of an injury, you have three years to file a claim. If you miss this deadline, you may lose your opportunity to recover compensation and hold the responsible party accountable. To make sure you file in time, you should contact a Maryland personal injury attorney for legal support.
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If you have been injured as a result of a personal injury accident and wish to speak with an attorney, contact Ruben Law Firm today.