Here in America, consumers have access to a wide array of products, ranging from cosmetics, toys, power tools, motor vehicles, and beyond. Unfortunately, these products don’t always work as intended. In most cases, however, a defective product is simply a waste of money and no one is hurt, though this isn’t always the case. If you were hurt by a defective product, you’re most likely now seeking legal recourse, and understandably so. Contact a skilled Monroe, Louisiana defective product lawyer from Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson today to learn more about defective product claims in Lousiana and how we can help you through the legal process ahead.
Defective Product Lawyer Serving Clients in Monroe & throughout Louisiana
Defective products harm people in the United States virtually every day. That said, often, when people are hurt by defective products, they may feel as though there is no path forward since bringing a lawsuit against a large corporation sounds like a rather daunting task. However, with competent legal representation in your corner that can do the heavy lifting, it doesn’t have to be. By speaking with an Ouachita Parish, Louisiana personal injury lawyer from our firm, you can learn whether you have a viable case, what your options are, and how we may help you proceed.
Grounds for a Defective Product Claim
Here in Louisiana, a person may win a product liability claim on four grounds. If the product is found to be unreasonably dangerous either by design, manufacturing, a failure to warn or by failing to conform to an express warranty of the manufacturer, the injured person should have a valid claim. For example, if we can prove that the product designer failed to account for consumer safety, or if we can prove that the manufacturer diverted from previously-safe blueprints and you were injured as a result, you will most likely qualify for compensation.
Key Steps to Take
When it comes to winning a product liability claim, there are several critical steps to take that can markedly increase your chances. The number one mistake people make before filing these claims is discarding the defective product. After sustaining an injury and calling for medical assistance, don’t throw the product away, as we can use the product itself to prove your liability claim. Additionally, if you can, you should try to take pictures of any injuries the product caused you to sustain and take pictures of defective product parts as well, if applicable. For example, if a type of makeup caused you to break out in a serious rash or caused chemical burns, photograph the injury, as we can use it as further evidence.
Finally, once you receive medical treatment, you should ensure you retain the services of a competent product liability lawyer who can assess your case and bring a personal injury claim on your behalf.
Filing Your Claim On Time
In Louisiana, the statute of limitations for product liability claims is, typically, one year, which means that you are required to file your claim within one year of the date you were injured. Waiting longer than one year will likely result in you losing your right to sue.
Contact a Louisiana Defective Product Lawyer Today
Were you hurt by a defective product? Our firm has over 100 years of combined experience representing accident victims here in Louisiana, and we’re prepared to pursue the maximum compensation on your behalf. Contact Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson today to schedule your free case evaluation with our firm.