When to File a Defective Product Claim
You may be able to file a defective product claim if you have been hurt, injured, or suffered loss as a result of a faulty product. This is because most products have a warranty, guarantee, or contract of some sort associated with them, and the sale of a product activates that agreement between the producer or seller and the consumer. When the product fails to meet agreed-upon standards of functionality, safety, etc., you can be hurt or experience serious damage and may need to file a defective product claim in order to pay costs related to your injury.
How to Know if You Have a Defective Product Claim
You may be able to file a defective product claim against a manufacturer or retailer of the defective product if any of the following are true:
- The product was poorly designed, defectively manufactured, and/or misleadingly marketed.
- No visible warning of toxic materials was included on the product, wrapping, or container.
- The product is unacceptably ill-suited to accomplish its advertised purpose.
- The manufacturer or retailer did not exercise appropriate caution, which resulted in your purchase and use of a defective product and led to your injury, harm, or potential harm.
- You have experienced actual harm as a result of the product.
What Can I Get from Filing a Defective Product Liability Claim?
If you can prove that you have experienced provable harm due to a product that has been poorly made or falsely advertised, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the damages you have received. You may be able to sue for the costs of any medical expenses incurred, damages to property, and other tangible costs. In cases of serious injury that result in emotional harm, you may even be able to sue for non-tangible or non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
How Long Do I Have to File a Defective Product Liability Claim?
In order to hold the responsible parties accountable, you will have to bring your suit within a certain amount of time. It is in your best interest to begin filing a claim as soon as possible after the point you are harmed because of a defective product. If some time has passed since your injury, you may need additional help proving that your suit is viable and that you deserve compensation for the damages you have suffered. In either case, get in touch with a Kansas City product liability attorney immediately in order to build the strongest case possible and improve your chances of success in court.
Get in Touch with a Kansas City Product Liability Attorney Right Away
At DiPasquale Moore, we have won millions of dollars for our clients and treat every case, client, and injury equally. Regardless of the extent of the damage you’ve experienced due to a faulty product, the people responsible should be held accountable for any and all damage done—and we are here to help you make it happen.
Don’t wait until you’ve already racked up significant expenses to get started. Speak to a member of our team by calling (888) 743-1030 or send us an email to schedule your free case evaluation as soon as possible.