Injured By A Product You Purchased? 3 Points Needed To Prove Strict Liability

If you've been injured by a product that you recently purchased, you might have a legal claim against the manufacturer. This is particularly true if you can prove strict liability, negligence, or breach of warranty. Strict liability is one of the easiest to prove. With strict liability, you don't have to prove that the manufacturer was negligent, or that they breached a warranty. However, you will need to show the following three points.

The Product Was Unreasonably Dangerous

When it comes to strict liability cases, you will need to show that the product you purchased was unreasonably dangerous. That means that the product you were injured by had a defect that made it inherently dangerous to use. The defect in the product could have resulted from shoddy manufacturing, design flaws, or even damages caused during shipment from the manufacturer to the store.

The Product Was Being Used Appropriately

In order to prove strict liability, you'll need to also prove that you were using the product in an appropriate manner. In other words, you weren't using a lawn mower to trim your hedges. If you were using the produce according to the manufacturer's recommendations, and you were still injured, you should talk to your attorney about a product liability case. It's important to note that if you're injured while using a product you purchased and the instructions or labeling do not specifically caution against that type of use, you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible. You may be able to prove product liability.

The Product Hadn't Been Altered After Purchase

Many people alter products once they get them home. There are several reasons they might do that, such as trying to increase speed or enhance performance of the product. Unfortunately, altering a product that subsequently causes injuries may prevent you from seeking damages for those injuries. If you've been injured by a product that has not been altered after purchase, you may have a claim for product liability. To prove that you're injured due to alterations, you may need to provide the product to the manufacturer for inspection. This will allow them the opportunity to confirm that no alterations were conducted.

If you've been injured by something you purchased, you need to talk to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will discuss the options that are available to you, and help you receive the compensation you're entitled to.