Building a Product Liability Claim
If you have been injured by a malfunctioning product, you could have grounds for receiving compensation for lost income, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses. It is important to note, however, that claims based on defective products have somewhat different standards from other personal injury claims. This is because they involve the legal doctrine of strict liability.
Before you decide how to handle your case, it is important to discuss your options with a well-informed Iowa personal injury lawyer. He or she will be able to inform you about the strength of your case and provide aggressive representation if you decide to pursue compensation. To learn more, call the offices of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.
The Components of a Strict Liability Claim
Strict liability is a legal policy that relieves some of the burden of proof from a plaintiff in an injury claim. This means that the plaintiff will generally not have to prove exactly how the defendant was negligent; the fact that the company sold a dangerous product is usually considered evidence of negligence in and of itself. However, that does not mean the plaintiff will simply win his or her case automatically.
In fact, successfully winning compensation in an Iowa product liability claim can be difficult. As a plaintiff, you would need to demonstrate that:
- The product in question is defective due to design, poor manufacturing, or a shipping error.
- These defects caused you to suffer injuries.
- You were using the product as intended, or at least reasonably, when your injuries occurred.
- The product has not been significantly altered since you purchased it.
If you believe you have grounds for a product liability claim, our Iowa defective product attorneys can help you gather and present the facts you need to prove each of the above.
Iowa product liability lawyers LaMarca Law Group, P.C. strive to offer excellent legal services to each of our clients. Contact our offices at 877-327-2600.