WI product liability settlements: faulty product lawsuits Injury settlement amounts depend on the quality of your lawyer.
If you were injured by a faulty product, product liability may help you recover damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Product liability states that the manufacturer or seller is liable for putting a defective product into the possession of a consumer. As long as the product was sold at some point, it may be possible for the manufacturer, assembler/installer, and/or retail store to be liable.
In determining the liable party, the type of defect will be a factor:
Design defect: The defect was present before the product was even manufactured; a conceptual flaw rendering the product unsafe.
Manufacturing defect: The defect occurred during the product’s creation or assembly.
Marketing defect: The defect occurred in how the product was marketed, including incorrect labeling, poor instructions, or insufficient safety warnings.
A personal injury lawsuit for an injury caused by a faulty product can be complicated. For example, in Wisconsin, in addition to proving there was a design defect, you must also prove that a reasonable alternative would reduce the dangers of the product.
To further complicate the lawsuit, contributory negligence may be applied. This means that if you are found more than 50% negligent, resulting in your injuries, you will be unable to recover any damages. Additionally, if you are found less than 50% negligent, your damages will be reduced by the same percentage.
Personal Injury Attorneys for Victims Injured by Faulty Power Tools & Other Products
Severe injuries caused by defective gun products, saws, riding lawn mowers and more can be devastating to victims and their families. Wisconsin law sets a time limit of three years form your accident to file a claim for compensation. If you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury or wrongful death due to a faulty product, take action today.
Faulty product lawsuits can be difficult to navigate on your own. If you were injured by a faulty product, our Milwaukee lawyers will advise you on options for a personal injury lawsuit. Call us for free legal advice.
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