Every year, thousands of people are injured in the United States because of defective products. Fortunately, individuals or companies responsible for these injuries are held accountable. This is because of the products liability laws in the United States. Products liability cases are often complex and require an attorney with years of experience handling defective product cases.
The Rapid City products liability attorneys at Whiting Hagg Hagg Dorsey & Hagg, LLP, are experienced professionals when it comes to products liability litigation. Throughout the Black Hills, we offer help to those who have been injured because of a defective product.
If you or someone close to you has been injured due to a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer or company selling the product. Contact the professionals at Whiting Hagg Hagg Dorsey & Hagg, LLP, today at 605-348-1125 to discuss how we can represent your product liability case.
What is Products Liability Law?
The law holds that people or parties involved in the chain of manufacturing and distribution of any product (in a defective condition unreasonably dangerous to the user) are responsible for any injuries or damages caused by that defective product. Aside from the actual manufacturer, other responsible parties may include:
- Component suppliers
- Testing laboratories
Products liability claims can be based on a number of different factors:
- Strict liability
- Breach of warranty
- Various consumer protection claims
No matter where an injury has occurred, it must be proven that the product is defective in order to win a products liability case. Often times proving liability can be difficult, which is why it’s important to choose an experienced Rapid City accident attorney to handle your case.
If there is a defect in the product that caused harm, someone should be held liable for it. If you’ve been injured due to a defective product, here are some important things to remember:
- Keep the product and any documents and packaging that was included.
- Identify as much information about the product as possible including the name of the manufacturer, model name and number, place and date of purchase and serial number.
- Keep the product in a safe place where it won’t be touched.
- If the product is an automobile, make sure that you keep it. Make sure your insurance company knows of the issue.
- Obtain information from any witnesses that may have been present (such as name, address and telephone number).
- Do not discuss the case with anyone other than an attorney.
- Take photographs and preserve evidence.
The attorneys at Whiting Hagg Hagg Dorsey & Hagg, LLP, have over 150 years of combined experience.
Call us today at 605-348-1125 if you, or someone you know, has been injured because of a defective product.