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If you’ve been injured by a consumer product, help is available at The Law Offices of John Phebus. We know exactly what you should do in this situation to protect your health and your legal rights. From connecting you to top doctors in Arizona to guiding you through the legal process, we will provide the assistance that you need to get through a difficult time in your life. Please contact our attorneys in Peoria today for a free product liability case evaluation.
A product defect is something wrong with a product that makes it inherently dangerous for consumers. While there are endless examples of product defects, there are three categories of defects recognized by the civil courts:
Common examples of defective products that injure consumers are auto parts, toys, household appliances, cleaning products, e-cigarettes, industrial equipment, pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices.
Using a product that contains a dangerous defect can lead to many serious injuries for unsuspecting buyers. A defective auto part, for example, could cause a catastrophic car accident. A wide range of injuries are involved in Arizona product liability claims: broken bones, lacerations, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, internal injuries, illnesses and wrongful death. Our lawyers can help no matter what injury you were diagnosed with after using a defective product.
Any product with a defect could result in a product liability lawsuit if it injures a victim. The liable party in a product liability lawsuit, or the party that will have to pay for the victim’s medical bills and other losses, will most likely be the manufacturer or distributor of the product. Manufacturing companies have a legal obligation to ensure the safety of their products. Even if a company did not do anything wrong or impact the safety of an item, it could be held liable through the rule of strict product liability. This legal doctrine makes manufacturing companies responsible for dangerous products that injure consumers, even without proof of fault.
You don’t have to handle a product liability lawsuit on your own. You have the right to hire a lawyer to take care of difficult and complicated legal processes on your behalf as a plaintiff, or filing party. A lawyer will force an insurance company to take you seriously, often resulting in higher settlement offers. Your lawyer will handle injury investigation, evidence collection, eyewitness interviews, expert testimony, and more while you heal. An attorney will also have the power to take your case to trial, if necessary.
An important product liability law to know is Arizona’s statute of limitations. This is a law that places a time limit on the right to file a claim. If you file too late and miss the statute of limitations, the courts will most likely not give you the chance to pursue financial compensation. In Arizona, the statute of limitations on most personal injury cases, including product liability lawsuits, is two years from the date of the injury or of injury discovery.
For more information about filing a product liability lawsuit in Peoria, Arizona in general, as well as tailored advice from an attorney at no cost or obligation, request a free case evaluation at The Law Offices of John Phebus. Our attorneys are ready to help you through a challenging time with legal assistance that can allow you to move forward. Please call (623) 847-7117 or contact us online today.