Philadelphia Product Liability: How Do I Sue?
Product liability is a legal principle that holds a manufacturer or seller of a product responsible for any defect in the product that causes injury to a consumer. Every entity in the distribution chain has a measure or liability for unexpected defects or dangers, which put the product outside the scope of what the consumer expected when they purchased the product. If you have been injured by a product that you purchased, it is important to understand that most product liability lawsuits address violations of state law. The Philadelphia product liability attorneys of Bochetto & Lentz can provide you with detailed information about the rules governing negligence, liability and breach of warranty that are applicable in Pennsylvania. Their expertise and knowledge will ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive justice for any injury that you have suffered.
To file a successful product liability lawsuit, there are certain Dos and Don’ts that are important that you adhere to. The first thing to remember is that time is of the essence in product liability law. There is a strict statute of limitations established, and if you do not file your lawsuit by the established deadline you lose the right to sue. The earlier you contact the defective product attorneys at Bochetto & Lentz, the more quickly we can review your situation to determine whether your rights have been violated and begin to gather evidence on your behalf. With regards to evidence, it is important that you discontinue using the product immediately, but hold onto all records of having purchased the product, including any packaging or receipts if you still have them. You should see your doctor for your injury, making sure that you alert them to how the injury occurred, and keep records of all expenses for medical treatments. It is also a good idea to make a list of any witnesses who may have observed the injury having taken place.
If you have lodged a complaint with the product’s manufacturer regarding your injuries, there is a good chance that they will try to contact you to discuss what happened. It is imperative that you do not speak with them. If they ask you to sign any papers or offer you any kind of compensation, refer them to your attorney. This is very important. Companies that are concerned about being sued often try to have injured people sign waivers or admit that they were somehow at fault for their injury. They may try to prove that your injuries are not as bad as you say. Anything that you say to them or their representatives is likely to be used against you in court, so it is best not to say anything.
The Philadelphia product liability attorneys of Bochetto & Lentz have years of experience representing the innocent victims of defective products ranging from medications to automobiles. If you have been injured and would like to know what your rights are, contact us today.
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