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The Importance of Hiring a Defective Product Attorney
Companies have issued countless recalls in the past few decades, including some high-profile cases. Some products that are commonly recalled for liability concerns are:
- Cars – motor vehicles are one of the most commonly-recalled products
- Toys – for choking hazards, toxins, or defects
- Medical devices – like transvaginal mesh or hip implants
- Drugs – another commonly-recalled product for contaminants
- Food – leafy greens are common suspects
- Cosmetics – for products tainted with asbestos and other toxins
- Sporting goods
- Fitness equipment
- Industrial machinery
If you receive an injury from a defective product, you may not even realize that you have the grounds for a legal case. A lawyer can help you determine whether or not you should file a lawsuit. Additionally, these kinds of cases are highly-technical areas of law. That makes them nearly impossible to understand for the layman. An experienced lawyer can identify the causes of a product liability case, apply the law to the situation, and guide you through the legal process. An attorney can also complete and file any paperwork in your defective product case and make sure you don’t miss any important court deadlines.
Massachusetts Product Liability Law
The state of Massachusetts has a proud history of enacting laws to protect its citizens, and product liability cases are no exception. Massachusetts is a strict liability state, meaning you don’t need to prove that the product was defective to win your case. Instead, the producer needs to prove that their product was not defective. There are three main types of defects that you can use to support your product liability claim under Massachusetts law:
- Defective manufacturing – something about the way to the product was built makes it defective
- Defective design – something in the way the product was inherently designed makes it defective
- Failures to warn buyers – the company failed to properly warn consumers of dangers surrounding the product.
These three main types of claims cover all of the product defect cases under the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act. If you fail to file your claim within three years, the statute of limitation dictates that your case is no longer valid. If you have any questions about your specific scenario and whether it constitutes a product liability claim, contact a lawyer.
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If you believe you or someone you love has a valid product liability case in Barnstable County, MA, call attorney Crowley. With more than three decades of experience as a product liability lawyer, he has the combination of skill, knowledge, and real-world experience that you’ll need to take your case to court. Call today in order to get your free consultation. Either call or fill out our online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
The information contained on this website is presented for informational and marketing purposes only and is not to be understood as legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice respecting your individual needs. William J. Crowley looks forward to speaking with you about your particular needs. Please note, however, that the mere act of contacting our firm does not create an attorney-client relationship. As a result, you should never send any confidential information to our office until a Representation Agreement has been signed by both you and William J. Crowley