There are established regulations to ensure the safety of many products you use on a regular basis. Such products, including pharmaceuticals, personal care products, medical devices, electronics, and motor vehicles are often held to additional industry standards and codes. When a product does not meet these standards, you can suffer injuries. You don’t have to pay for the cost of an injury you sustained because of someone else’s negligence.
If you or a loved one were injured because a product did not work safely or as intended, you may be able to file a case against the manufacturer or distributor. The Massachusetts personal injury lawyer at GED Lawyers can leverage their knowledge of regulatory requirements and product liability law to help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Our Experienced Lawyers Will Pursue a Fair Settlement on Your Behalf
Since 1995, GED Lawyers has provided successful representation to injury victims in Massachusetts. Our attorneys have seen a wide range of product liability cases, from pharmaceuticals to children’s toys. Some products for which we have filed injury cases include:
- Hip replacements
- Medical devices
- Cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles
- Prescription drugs
- Talcum powder
Our Massachusetts personal injury lawyer has in-depth knowledge of product labeling requirements for product warnings. We can hold negligent product manufacturers, packaging companies, and distributors responsible for the injuries caused by their ineffective, wrongful, or illegal practices.
Our attorneys firmly believe in holding companies accountable, no matter how big they are. Regardless of the size of the company or the money they funnel into the legal process, we will fight for you to defend your right to fair compensation.
What Our Firm Can Do for Your Case
When you are suffering the ill effects of a defective product injury, you need the time to focus on improving your health and getting your life back on track. At GED Lawyers, we understand that the legal process for a product defect claim can be daunting. We will take care of the legalities so you can pay attention to your recovery. This includes:
- Communicating with the liable party and their insurers
- Representing you in court, if necessary
- Gathering evidence to prove that the product was the reason you were injured
- Determining the range of your accident-related losses to help you recover compensation
- Filing a claim or lawsuit for you
When you work with our Massachusetts product liability attorneys, you always know where your case stands. We maintain open communication about the state of your case, from the moment you call for your initial consultation until your case is complete.
How Much Compensation Can You Recover in a Product Liability Case?
Virtually any product can be defective and therefore lead to a liability case. The amount of compensation you can recover will depend on the specifics of your case. Every case has a different potential settlement value, as the amount of money you recover depends on the details of your injury. We will also take into account how the accident has impacted your life.
You can pursue both economic and non-economic damages for product defect cases. Economic damages can compensate you for the money you spent out-of-pocket because of the accident. Meanwhile, non-economic damages relate to your intangible losses. These will need to be assigned a monetary value.
Economic damages you can recover include:
- Lost or reduced income
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Medical equipment and devices
- Medication and long-term care
- Hospitalization and in-home assistance
- Funeral and burial expenses
Non-economic damages you could claim include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Reduced quality of life
While we cannot guarantee your outcome, our attorneys will aggressively pursue compensation for your losses. We strongly believe that large companies should be held accountable for their negligent or dangerous actions, and we will do everything we can to obtain fair compensation for your losses.
You Must File Your Product Liability Lawsuit on Time
We can sometimes come to a fair settlement agreement through insurance negotiations. If we cannot, our firm can help you file a lawsuit. However, you should know that you don’t have an unlimited amount of time to have your lawsuit filed. According to the statute of limitations, Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 260 § 2A, you will likely have three years from the date of the accident to file your product liability lawsuit.
You could also have another deadline to adhere to depending on the facts of your situation. In any case, our firm will explain the filing deadline that applies to your lawsuit. We can help you submit all the paperwork on time.
When Can You Pursue a Product Liability Case?
A product liability case allows individuals who are harmed by defective products to seek compensation for the losses they suffered. In Massachusetts, you can take legal action for an injury caused by a product when:
- It has a design defect
- It has a manufacturing defect
- The manufacturer did not warn consumers of the dangers the product presented or properly explain how to use the product
If you or a loved one were injured due to a product that did not meet the required regulations and standards, you can file a case for damages in Massachusetts.
Contact Us to Discuss Your Massachusetts Defective Product Case
Don’t wait to get started on your product liability case. The attorneys at GED Lawyers are familiar with the ins and outs of Massachusetts product defect laws and will work to ensure that you meet the required legal deadlines.
Contact us today for a free initial consultation. Our product liability attorneys will examine your case and help you decide if a claim or lawsuit is in your best interest. Reach out to us with any questions you have.