Unfortunately, consumers are injured often by products they have purchased. If this happens to you, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on to learn more about product liability cases in Maryland.
Who is responsible for a product accident?
When a consumer is injured by a product, it may be a result of negligence. When it comes to product negligence, there are numerous parties that may be held responsible. Some examples of negligence include:
- Negligent product design: Product designers are responsible for ensuring the safety of the customers. Failure to do so may increase the chances of a serious accident occurring due to a defective design.
- Negligent product manufacturer: A product blueprint is created to ensure the product design is safe for use. However, when a manufacturer diverts from this blueprint, either by accident or intentionally, this can lead to unsafe product design, which can cause accidents and injuries.
- Failure to warn: Warning labels are required to be used on certain products. When these labels are not present, consumers can unknowingly use the product the wrong way and sustain a serious injury as a result. Choking hazards and warning against improper use of a product are among some of the most common warning labels that may be required on products.
What do I do if I am injured by a product?
If you are injured by a product, your first response may be to throw the product away to avoid further harm to yourself or anyone else. However, it is important to keep the product, as this would be a key piece of evidence in a product liability case.
How long do I have to file a claim?
An injury can lead to serious physical, emotional, and financial hardships, and you may qualify for compensation to help ease the burdens you face as a result of your injury. However, waiting too long can mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. This is because of a deadline known as a statute of limitations. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is generally three years from the date of the accident.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact our firm to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
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