When we buy a product, we expect it to work as advertised. Fortunately, this is generally the case, and when it isn’t, the end result is usually a mere disappointment. However, if you were injured because of a defective product, you are most likely now looking to recover financial compensation to help you pay for your medical bills, the cost of in-home care, lost wages, and more. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I sue if I was injured because of a defective product?
If you were injured by a defective product, you will need an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney on your side who can prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. There are three primary causes of defective product injuries. They are as follows:
- Negligent designers: When a designer fails to account for the consumer’s safety, they can become seriously injured as a result. However, to win these lawsuits, you will have to prove that there is a safer, more economically feasible means of designing the product.
- Failure to warn: When safe products do not come with clear hazard warning labels or instructions, people can also become seriously injured because they do not understand how to properly use the product.
- Manufacturer negligence: When product manufacturers ignore the otherwise-safe blueprints for a product to cut costs, or out of sheer carelessness, the product can quickly become unsafe to use. This is unacceptable, and if you were injured because of manufacturer negligence, you most likely have a valid product liability lawsuit.
How long do I have to sue for an injury in the state of Maryland?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of Maryland is, generally, three years. This gives the wrongly injured three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party responsible for their injuries. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to help you.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED MARYLAND FIRM
The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.