Washington Product Liability Lawyer
Do you need a Washington product liability lawyer? If you or someone in your family was injured because a product did not perform as it was supposed to or because it was made incorrectly, you could have a case against the manufacturer of that product. The best way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation with an attorney to discuss your case.
Signs You Could Have a Case Against a Bad Product
#1 – It failed to protect you.
If you purchased something like safety equipment for work, a lifejacket for your boat, a car seat for your child, or anything else designed to be used as safety equipment, you expect it to work as it should and to keep you safe. If it did not, you could have a claim against the manufacturer.
#2 – The product was made with toxic ingredients.
As with the cases of toys being made with lead paint, when a product is manufactured using toxic ingredients, people suffer. If you or your children became ill after coming in contact with a product, give us a call. A Washington product liability lawyer can investigate your situation and seek to determine if something you came in contact with was to blame for your injury or illness.
#3 – It did not perform as it should.
Even if a product is not designed for safety, there is a certain expectation that it will perform to specific standards. By design or their advertising campaign, consumers buy products with clear expectations. An example is buying a baby crib and expecting the side rails to remain in place. If one of them falls and injures a child, the crib itself did not perform as it should have, and that failure is to blame for any physical challenges the child will face. While only one example, if you have been in a situation where a product did not meet clear expectations and because of the product’s failure, you or someone you love was injured, you could have a claim against the manufacturer.
A Washington Product Liability Lawyer Can Prove Negligence
One of the most important things we do as an attorney is to prove negligence. This is the concept of fault. Just because you were hurt, that does not mean that product caused you to become hurt. It could have been your own clumsiness — at least, that is what the manufacturer will say. Our job is to gather enough evidence to demonstrate that it was not your fault but the product itself. This takes time, effort, experience, and incredible investigation skills, something our firm possesses. During this process, we will also work to identify which party to sue in order to achieve the best outcome for your case.
Getting You the Medical Care You Need
Our primary goal is for you, our client, to be safe and work toward improved health. The medical care you receive plays a critical role in whether or not this happens and in how quickly it happens. If you are in need of a procedure or medical surgery because of your injury or illness, let us know. We will work to protect your rights and ensure that you can receive the medical care necessary to make a recovery. Very often, this requires going up against the insurance company in addition to the actual manufacturer. We can do both so you can recover.
Time Is Not on Your Side
There is a statute of limitations for any injury case. The sooner you file, the better, because once the statute is reached, you will lose the right to do so. In Washington, that is three years, but it is best to not delay and to begin gathering evidence right away.
A Product Liability Lawyer in WA Can Represent You in Court
Be prepared to go to court to protect your rights. If a manufacturer can get away with not paying for your claim or denying their liability, they will. Our job is to make sure they do not have the opportunity. If that means taking your case to court, we will do so gladly and be well prepared to do so.
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