Product Liability Lawyer in Detroit, Michigan
Many products are currently on the market despite the fact that they are defective or inherently dangerous and some of these may be in your own home. If you have such a product and it has injured you or a loved one, then it is especially important that you fully understand as much as possible about product liability and product liability compensation.
At Marko Law, we are committed to holding companies liable when their products bring harm to consumers. If you are a victim of a defective product, we can take on your case, represent you in court, and help you receive the compensation you deserve for damages. Our attorneys are prepared to take on even the most complex product liability cases in Michigan.
Call us today at 313-777-7LAW for a free case evaluation. We can answer your questions and get you started with your case.
What is Product Liability?
It seems that every week the media is alerting us to some new recall that has been issued on a product. These recalls do not include the products that slip through the cracks, are never called back, and yet remain on the market despite being dangerous. When such a product injures a person, then he or she can bring a lawsuit based on product liability.
A manufacturer or seller is held liable because they placed a defective or dangerous product in the hands of a consumer. As with any type of product liability lawsuit, there are different types of product liability, different forms of responsibility that the accused may be held accountable for, and a variety of things that must be proven in order for the lawsuit to be successful.
Types of Product Liability Cases We Handle
There are three main types of product liability cases that our law firm takes on.
1. Design Defect
A design defect occurs during the design phase before the manufacturer begins building the product. This goes back to the beginning of the process when the product designers or engineers were creating the plans and first prototype of the product. In this case, the designers have created a product that is inherently unsafe or dangerous.
2. Manufacturing Defect
A manufacturing defect is something that happens in the production plant or assembly line. These types of defects can occur in a single item or an entire line of products. The defect occurs during manufacturing even if the original design is safe.
3. Marketing Defect
A marketing defect is a problem in the way that a product is sold (or advertised) to the consumers. This can be in the form of improper labeling, insufficient instructions, or inadequate safety warnings. Advertisements that show products being used in an unsafe or unrealistic manner have been used to corroborate marketing defect lawsuits.
How We Help You Get Compensation
A Marko Law personal injury lawyer in Detroit, Michigan, will be responsible for managing your entire claim from start to finish. We will work to get you a fair settlement from the insurance company.
Some of the services we offer include
- Ongoing consultation and legal guidance
- Handle all paperwork and clerical tasks
- Gather evidence of fault and liability
- Reach out to all relevant parties on your behalf
- Develop a legal strategy that strengthens your case
- Negotiate a settlement with the insurance companies
- File a lawsuit against the at-fault party, if necessary
At Marko Law, we understand how difficult it can be to file a claim against the at-fault party and their insurance company. Therefore, we can take on your case while you are recovering from your injuries. Our team can navigate the complex legal system to ensure that your rights are protected.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Product Liability Case?
The type of damages that you can expect to recover in a product liability case falls under the umbrella of compensatory damages. These would include those damages that are meant to make a person “whole” after the injury. They include two types of sub-categories.
1. General Damages
The first of these damages are general damages that will try to place a monetary value on something that is usually not considered to be monetary. This can include pain and suffering as well as mental anguish, loss of consortium (the loss of a close family member or spouse), and the loss of “enjoyment of life.”
2. Special Damages
These are the monetary damages that are given to reimburse the injured party for things that actually have a value from which a dollar amount can be calculated. These would include medical expenses, lot wages (including earning potential), and the cost of damaged personal property.
Statute of Limitation for Personal Injury Cases in Michigan
In Michigan, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is just three years from the date that the accident occurred, or three years from the date that you are diagnosed with an injury relating to the accident you were involved in. Once the three years have passed, the at-fault party may no longer be legally liable for your damages. You may not be able to file a claim or a lawsuit against the party or their insurance company.
Therefore, if you have a personal injury case in Detroit, Michigan, you may want to consult an attorney to explore your options. Marko Law can file your claim before the two-year deadline without delay. So, don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your rights.
Contact Marko Law in Detroit, Michigan Today
With the support of a legal team, you may have the leverage you need to win your claim and collect fair compensation for your losses. Marko Law can help you every step of the way. To schedule a free, no-obligation case review with a personal injury attorney in Detroit, Michigan, call us today at 313-777-7LAW.