Persons who are injured by improperly designed or manufactured products have a cause of action against the manufacturer and/or retailer responsible for placing the product in the marketplace. Such products very often result in permanent and disabling injuries. These injuries invariably cause immense pain and suffering as well as mounting medical expenses and lost wages. They necessarily have a significant impact on spouses, children and other loved ones. The emotional toll they take on a family is immeasurable. Although no amount of money can repair the damage such injuries cause to the person or his or her family, the economic pressures created by the injuries can be relieved through the assertion of a proper claim against the responsible party. Such claims are generally called product liability claims.
Product liability claims and lawsuits against manufacturers and retailers are very difficult to maintain. Such companies generally have large legal staffs or have major insurance companies defending their interests. Claims against these companies virtually always end up in litigation. In order to be successful in product liability lawsuits, experts in engineering or other specialized areas must be retained to testify with respect to the defects in the design or construction of the product. The litigation generally requires the devotion of a significant amount of time, resources and energy. Since the litigation can be protracted and evidence lost, it is important that a person who believes they have a potential claim against a company for the manufacturing or sale of a dangerous product immediately start pursuing their claim.
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