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When you pay your hard-earned money for goods, you have a reasonable expectation that the product you buy are safe for you to use and safe for you to give your family. Even if you buy a product that is disappointing and doesn’t have the benefits that you’d expected, you don’t imagine that it will cause you harm. Unfortunately, dangerous and faulty products make it to market all the time, even with the United States’ stringent consumer protection laws. When you are harmed by a product, you have a right to hold the accountable manufacturer, distributor or marketer of the product liable for any injuries you sustained. Our Tacoma product liability attorney can help.

All products have some potential to be dangerous. When you file a product liability claim, you have to prove that you experienced significant harm due to the use of the product in question. The next hurdle in the claims process is identifying the source of the liability. There are three major sources of product defects to consider:

  • Design defects. The design of the product caused it to be faulty from the get-go. For example, a crossed wire in an electronics item poses the risk of fire or electrocution. Sometimes design defects result in major recalls of products by the manufacturer voluntarily.
  • Manufacturing defects. When something goes awry in the manufacturing chain, dangerous defects can occur. For example, a faulty part is inserted in a product, causing it to malfunction. This has been seen in recent years in recalls of autos by major automakers.
  • Marketing defects. The way that a product is marketed to consumers must do no harm. If a manufacturer fails to disclose particular risks with a product, and those risks end up causing an injury, then the marketer can be liable for any associated loss.

Damages in Product Liability Cases

There is an array of complex issues involved in a product liability case. Proving that the product is faulty, proving that an injury resulted from the faulty product, and assigning blame to the responsible party are all hallmarks of a successful claim. The harm done must be significant enough to warrant damages being awarded. An experienced attorney can help you collect compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Future costs of care
  • Future medical bills
  • Pain and suffering

Consulting with a Product Liability Attorney

When a dangerous product causes you harm, you have Russell and Hill in your corner. We have a long history of helping accident victims recoup their losses and move on with their lives. As soon as possible following your accident, contact our Tacoma product liability attorney to discuss the details of your case. Washington State follows a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including those centered on product liability. If you fail to file your claim within this two-year window, you may lose your ability to collect damages at all. Schedule your no-cost case review and consultation today to weigh your legal options and get started on the claims process.

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