There are several things in our life that we take for granted. When you drive your car to work, you are most likely not thinking about the process of manufacturing your car. When you take a headache medicine, you are not thinking about the medical complications and dangers involved in the making of this drug. When you let your son play with his remote control car, you are most likely not thinking about the process of putting together this piece of equipment. It is not until a product fails causing serious injury or fatality that you really start to think about the process of manufacturing and producing this product. Product liability laws protect consumers from defective and dangerous products that may have harmed you or someone you love.
If you are injured because of a defective product, the law gives you the right to bring a claim against the manufacturer of the product. A product can be many things. Examples include an automobile, any type of machine, food or a drink, or many other like things. To be successful in a defective product claim you must generally show three things:
- The product was defective or was in a defective condition. The most common ways a product is defective or in a defective condition is because it was manufactured improperly, because it had an improper design, or because it did not have adequate warnings;
- The defect must have existed when the product left the manufacturer’s control; and
- The defect must have caused the injury.
If you are injured because of a defective product it is very important to keep the defective product as evidence. It is also important to contact an attorney right away. Defective Product cases can be very complicated. The experienced attorneys at Reitan Law Office, PLLC would happy to discuss your defective products claim with you, without cost or obligation.
Twin Cities and Southern Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyers
Get the compensation you deserve for a product liability claim. Please, contact our firm today at (952) 448-2800 – Chaska, (507) 388-1800 – Mankato, or (612) 424-6011 (Minneapolis). Consultations are free and cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid when you are compensated.