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Injuries Caused by Defective Products: What You Need to Know

Injuries Caused by Defective Products: What You Need to Know

Fortunately, we live in a country where we can easily obtain practically any item we need to make out daily lives easier, thanks to ingenious inventors and mass-production. However, unfortunately, there are times where products are carelessly designed or produced, which frequently leads to serious injuries. If you are someone who has been injured by a defective product, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have about product liability lawsuits in Maryland:

How do I win a personal injury claim?

To win a personal injury claim, you must hire an attorney who knows how to satisfy the burden of proof. This means that your attorney will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. To prove your claim, we will gather and present evidence as convincingly as possible an in effort to win you the compensation you need.

Who is responsible for an injury caused by a defective product?

There are several parties involved in the design and production of an item, so you will need an attorney who can first decide the party responsible for your injuries. The three most common types of product liability lawsuits are as follows:

  • Negligent product design: When a designer creates a product, they are responsible for ensuring the safety of any consumer who may purchase that product. However, when the designer does not take safety into account, people can become seriously injured. To win a design defect lawsuit, however, you must prove that there are feasibly safer, more practical, and economically sound means of designing the product in question.
  • Negligent manufacturers: When a product is designed safely, it is up to the manufacturer to ensure it is produced according to those blueprints. If you were injured because a manufacturer diverted from those blueprints and made a product unsafe, you most likely have a valid product liability claim.
  • Failure to warn: Even when a product is designed and manufactured safely, companies must ensure they warn consumers of any potentially unsafe way to use the product. When products do not contain warnings/instructions, people may use the product incorrectly and sustain serious injuries as a result.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

If you have been injured in an accident and wish to speak with an attorney about your best course of action, contact the Law Offices of Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC today.

Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC to schedule a consultation.