Omaha Product Liability Lawyer
The advent of e-commerce and the globalization of the world has led to a rise in the number of goods produced each year. This has been tremendous in allowing people from all around the world to receive products that would have been unimaginable just 20 years ago. However, this has also led to higher scrutiny on manufacturing practices and to issues of product defects. If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.
It seems like nearly every day we hear about the newest product recall on the news. The newscasters rightly make a big deal out of these recalls since the typical route to a product recall occurs only after severe injuries or even deaths occur. It is frightening to think of all the products which do not end up on a recall list because serious enough injuries have not yet occurred.
A product manufacturer owes a duty to the ultimate end-user that the product will be free of defects. The manufacturer additionally owes the end-user a duty to warn against potential injuries that could result from the unintended use of the product. These warnings are usually listed on the product wrapping or the product itself. However, a manufacturer must be able to think of all potential uses of their product and warn against the misuse of the product.
Injuries which stem from defective products can include:
- Broken bones
An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to assist you in determining whether you have a valid claim and, if so, the expected amount of your financial injury recovery. Personal injury claims stemming from defective products should consider not only your current injury expenses but project those expenses likely to be incurred in the future. If you are suffering from a serious injury that will require long-term care, a personal injury attorney will be able to reasonably calculate an amount that includes future medical bills and lost wages. These are important figures to know because once you accept a settlement from the manufacturer, you will not be able to return in the future to request a higher amount if you miscalculated. Personal injury attorneys are accustomed to making these types of predictions and will consult multiple sources before making your claim. Keep in mind that both parties can negotiate the claim amount prior to settlement.
The Knowles Law Firm | Omaha, Nebraska
If you have been injured by the misuse of a product or a defective product, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Knowles Law Firm. Our attorneys have years of experience in handling personal injury cases and know which steps to take to track down the responsible party. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact our Omaha, Nebraska office today for your initial free consultation.