Most of the things we buy work as expected and we often assume they are safe to use or we know risks. A defective product, however, can cause serious harm or even death. In fact, thousands of people a year are the victim of products that were defectively designed, manufactured, or marketed. If you or a family member has been the victim of a recalled, mislabeled, or dangerous device, you have legal options you may want to consider. The injury lawyers at Springer & Steinberg are here to help Denver residents explore the possibility of filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer or seller of the flawed product. We will be glad to speak with you about what happened and conduct an investigation of your case.Holding a Manufacturer or Distributor Liable for a Defective Product
Product recalls are often in the news, but do little, if anything, to help injured consumers recoup costs and losses. Consequently, the most effective tool by which an injured person can seek recovery is usually a product liability lawsuit. Indeed, a lawsuit can alert the public to dangerous products and result in changes that make the public at large safer.
A product liability lawsuit can be brought against a manufacturer, supplier, or seller of any product including electronics, mechanical devices, medical devices and drugs. Cases may allege one or more of several types of defects. For example, there may be a claim that the product in question had a design defect that rendered not only the particular item that caused the injury unsafe, but all of the items made using the same design. Another possible scenario involves a claim that a manufacturing defect caused one, rather than every, product to be unreasonably dangerous. A third type of claim might be that there should have been a warning to the consumer concerning the product and that, had such a warning been in place, the injury would not have happened.
All civil lawsuits have a deadline for taking action, after which the injured person’s rights are generally barred. This time period is called the “statute of limitations.” Colorado has specific deadlines for bringing product liability claims. Colorado also imposes a rebuttable presumption that a product is not defective under certain circumstances. Only an attorney can advise you as to whether your claims are timely or if your case falls into an exception to the rule.Seek Legal Guidance in Denver When Pursuing Compensation for an Accident
If you suspect that you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective product, you should seek legal advice concerning your situation. At Springer & Steinberg, our attorneys handle many personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of Denver residents and other individuals. Our experience allows us to anticipate both multiple defendants and alternative theories of liability as we work to assist you in pursing all possible causes of action against those whose carelessness may have harmed you or your family. To schedule an appointment to discuss a product liability case, call us today at 877-473-6004 or contact us online to set up a free initial consultation. We also help accident victims elsewhere in Colorado, including in Aurora, Centennial, Boulder, and Colorado Springs.