There are several factors that you need to take into account if you are considering a product liability case. One of the most important, of course, is whether or not you have a good chance of winning. In order to be able to determine whether or not you have a valid case, it is very important that you speak with a Dallas attorney who has experience in this form of litigation. At The Barber Law Firm, we have that experience, and we may be able to work to help you achieve a successful outcome.
What You Need to Prove
There are four key elements that you need to prove in order to win a product liability case.
- You suffered a loss or were injured – You may have gone through a harrowing time due to a defective product, but if you did not suffer an injury or monetary loss directly related to use of the product, you will not have a claim.
- You must be able to prove the product is defective – You may know in your heart that the product you used has a defect, but that alone won’t be sufficient to succeed in your case. You’ll need the help of an experience lawyer in order to prove this element.
- The defect resulted in your injury – You have to be able to prove that not only were you hurt, but that the defect caused your injury. While this is simple in some cases, it can be quite a bit harder than you may think. If you were driving a car, for example, that flipped over when you were turning a corner, and that car was known to have a flaw that made it prone to flipping, you may think you have an open-and-shut case. However, if you were speeding at the time, the opposition will argue that your speeding was the cause of your injury, and not the defect.
- You used the product as it was intended – If you were not using the product in the manner the manufacturer intended you to use it, then you may not have a valid claim.
There are several complex aspects to any sort of product liability lawsuit. As a result, it is essential that you have a seasoned attorney represent you in your case. Contact the Barber Law Firm at 866-986-1529 and let us tell you how we may be able to help. Have you ever sustained an injury due to the use of a defective product? Share your story with us by clicking one of the social media buttons on this page.