Consumers run the risk of being injured by most, if not all, of the products that they use from day to day. In most cases, these risks are either inherent or clearly illustrated, and the user bears the responsibility of the outcomes based on their own actions. However, in some cases, a product may not clearly convey the risks in using it or may be shipped with a defect that causes serious bodily harm to the user or those nearby.
In these cases, those injured by the defective or unsafe products may be able to seek financial compensation from one or many of the parties involved in the supply chain, depending on the specifics of the defect and the accident that caused the injuries. If you have been injured by a product in a way that you believe was either not properly addressed in the user manual, or was the result of defective workmanship, contact us today for a free case evaluation. In it, we will go through the details of your injury, the product that caused it, and the circumstances of the accident.
Read more about defective and unsafe product lawsuits in Atlanta, and contact us now to start working on your case.
Can I Sue After Being Injured By a Product?
There is no way that we can say for certain that you will be able to sue after an injury from a product without discussing the specifics of your circumstances. If you were using a product that clearly stated the risks inherent with its use — such as losing a toe by improperly using a chainsaw — then you are unable to file a lawsuit, since you were using it as stated and it was essentially a user error that caused your injuries. However, if the chainsaw were to have a defective piece of workmanship, then you may be able to file a lawsuit with the manufacturer, the distributor, the parent company, or any combination of the companies involved from start to finish.
Since product lawsuits are so case-specific, it is important that you contact us as soon as possible so that we can get a better understanding of the situation and make a recommendation based on your own circumstances. Not only is it important to act quickly to begin the process for yourself, but it may also save others from the same injuries that you have suffered if there is a production-level defect.
How Much Can I Sue For After Being Injured By a Defective Product?
Much like it is impossible to say without knowing your specific case whether you can seek damages, there is no way to determine the amount you can seek if you are able to file a lawsuit. However, there are some factors that are commonly considered in lawsuits that you can take a look at below:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Recovery costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
There are many other possibilities that we will consider when trying to calculate the amount we will seek in your case, but there is a lot of work that we will need to do in order to understand the entire situation, and present it to the judge and jury to illustrate the extent of your injuries.
Contact Us Today For a Case Evaluation
During your case evaluation, you will be able to speak with a member of our team who is very experienced with personal injury law in Atlanta, who will be able to contextualize your injuries and explain your options should you move forward with a case. When you are working with our team, you can focus on recovering from your injuries while confident that we are fighting for the money you rightfully deserve after your accident.