Baltimore, Maryland Product Liability Attorney
Suing Product Makers for Unreasonable Unsafe Products & Injuries
People often suffer injuries due to another person’s negligent actions. Sadly, people suffer severe injuries due to a manufacturer’s negligence when they purchase a defective product. When victims try to seek compensation for their injuries, manufacturers deny responsibility and hope that victims simply give up.
Representation by a dedicated Baltimore, Maryland product liability lawyer can get you the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. routinely litigate complex personal injury cases like those involving defective products. We know how to fight manufacturers and obtain justice for our clients.
For a free consultation, contact us today at (855) 954-4141 or online.
Types of Baltimore Defective Product Claims
People suffer injures from defects for three reasons:
1. A product injures a person because of a flaw with its design.
2. A product can injure a person because of the method used to manufacture or build the product.
3. A product can injure a person because of a deficient warning or a because of the method used to market the product.
Elements of Product Liability Claims
To have a valid product liability claim, the law imposes four legal requirements:
- The victim’s injury must have occurred while they were using the product.
- The victim must have been using the product in the manner in which the product was designed to be used.
- The victim’s injury was a direct result of the product’s defect.
- Finally, the product was defective for one of the previously mentioned reasons.
Theories of Negligence for a Product Liability Claim
There are three types of legal claims that a victim can assert against a product manufacturer. A victim can sue a manufacturer under a theory of negligence. To succeed under this theory, a victim must prove that a manufacturer is liable due to their failure to use reasonable care in the design and manufacture of the product. A victim can sue a manufacturer under a theory of strict liability. To succeed under this theory, a victim does not need to prove that the manufacturer was negligent.
The manufacturer’s negligence is presumed if the victim proves that the product was:
- Defective when it left the manufacturer’s control
- Unreasonably dangerous
- The cause of the victim’s injuries
- Unchanged prior to reaching the consumer
Finally, a victim can sue a manufacturer under a theory of breach of warranty. To succeed under this theory, a victim must prove that a manufacturer is liable if a product failed to meet the terms of an express or implied warranty.
Injuries & Compensation in a Product Liability Claim
Defective products often result in victims suffering severe injuries with permanent effects. Victims of defective products can claim economic and non-economic damages as a result of their injuries. Economic damages are meant to compensate a victim for the cost of their medical care, lost wages, future lost wages, and future medical care. Non-economic damages are mean to compensate are compensate a victim for the pain and suffering that they endured as a result of their injuries.
Defenses in a Product Liability Claim
Maryland provides several legal defenses to manufacturers. Manufacturers frequently argue that they are not liable because the victim was not properly using the product at the time of the injury. They also argue that the product was not the cause in fact of the victim’s injuries.
Why Hire Portner & Shure, P.A.?
If you suffered an injury because of a defective product, you face a potentially long and difficult process to obtain compensation for your injuries. Representation by a Baltimore, Maryland product liability attorney can make this process easier and faster. The attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. have built a reputation of success during 25 years of practicing law. Our representation can make a big difference in your case. All personal injury representation is performed on a contingency fee basis, so Portner & Shure, P.A. receives no fee unless our client obtains a settlement or judgment in court. Our multilingual staff allows us to serve Maryland’s Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), and Hispanic communities.To schedule a free consultation regarding your Baltimore, Maryland product liability case, contact us at (855) 954-4141 or online.
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