Injured By a Defective Product?
From prescription drugs with unexpected side effects to recalled vehicles that can cause accidents on the road, consumers can be harmed by a wide range of defective or dangerous products. But who is ultimately responsible for injuries in these kinds of cases? How much compensation can an injured person expect, and how long will a products liability lawsuit take?
Unlike more straightforward injury-related cases, a products liability lawsuit can get pretty complex in terms of proof and procedure, and product manufacturers have the resources to put up a fight in court. So, especially if your injuries are significant, a products liability claim isn’t something you want to tackle on your own. An experienced products liability lawyer can navigate the tricky terrain of these kinds of cases, and will be your skilled advocate when things get contentious.
Looking for a Products Liability Lawyer?
At Lawyers.com, you’ll find a user-friendly search tool that allows you to tailor results by area of law and geography. You can also search for attorneys by name. Attorney profiles prominently display contact information, list topics of expertise, and show ratings—by both clients and other legal professionals.
Ready to Meet With a Products Liability Lawyer?
Before hiring a lawyer or law firm, make sure to speak directly—preferably in person—to the attorney who will be primarily responsible for handling your case. Consider bringing to the conversation a list of questions and any documentation related to your case. Remember that you don’t need to hire the first lawyer you consult and that, first and foremost, you want a lawyer you trust.
What to Ask a Products Liability Lawyer
When gathering your thoughts and documents, think about what you’ll want to ask the lawyer. Consider including on your list questions about:
- the lawyer’s experience with cases involving products like the one that injured you
- the lawyer’s familiarity with the local court system
- how often the lawyer goes to trial (as opposed to settling)
- who else will work on your case
- attorneys’ fees and other expenses related to the case (including contingency fees and how fees might increase as the case progresses)
- how long the case might take, and
- the lawyer’s initial impressions of your case and options.