When people think of product liability, they often dismiss the injuries as minor. Often, this is not the case. Depending on the product and the severity of the defect, the injuries can be catastrophic or even fatal. At the Boughter Law Office, we have experience representing people or loved ones suffering catastrophic losses or death as a result of product defects, including loss of vision, loss of sense of taste, loss of sense of smell, amputation to limbs, amputation to fingers and toes, disastrous chemical burns, and internal injuries. We have aggressively represented the gamut of product liability cases from forklift defects to common household goods such as a casserole dish. Trust our firm to consult with industry experts to fully understand at what stage the defect should have been caught and how your injuries might impact the rest of your life. We are not intimidated by challenging a manufacturer, seller or their insurance carrier. It is our job to fight on your behalf to ensure you are fully compensated for your injuries and loss of wages.
The following is just a small sample of the type of cases where injuries often occur due to product defect:
Lawn mowers and other landscaping tools
Power tools such as drills and nail guns
Toys and Children's Products
Do not hesitate to contact an experienced Indiana lawyer who will fight for you. When your family finances might suffer from injuries caused by negligence, let a fighter lead you into battle!
Product recalls are serious, and sometimes dangerous, things. When a product is recalled, it means there was either a safety or defect that could endanger the consumer. That being said, it's very important to take product recalls seriously. TIME news created a list of some of the most prominent product recall cases in history. The products are listed below:
Infantino's Baby Slings
These baby slings were recalled in 2010 after being linked to at least…
Product labeling is something consumers have no trouble buying into, because if it's an approved FDA product, the label must be accurate, right? What happens when a trusted brand has been falsifying ingredients for years?
Quaker Oats has recently been sued for false advertising of it's "100 Percent Natural" promise. According to consumers, as well as the plaintiffs in court, Quaker Oats uses an herbicide called glyphosate. Glyphosate, declared by the World…
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What’s meant by statute of limitations?
Statute of limitations refers to the need to file a lawsuit within a time limit. In Indiana, most injury cases, such as auto accidents or slip-and-fall claims, have a two-year statute of limitations, but not all. Some lawsuits, such as lawsuits against the government require a notice within a shorter period of time. The time begins to run when a cause of action accrues. A good example is someone negligently running into your car. The statute of limitation begins on the day of the accident. This issue can become more complicated, however. Sometimes, you have no way of knowing that you have a cause of action for years, such as discovering ill effects from taking a medication or being exposed to chemicals. It is important to seek the advice of an attorney and doctor if you suspect that you are having problems but don't know for sure if it relates to the negligence of another or an unreasonably dangerous product.
Do I have to go to court if I want to recover monetary damages?
Maybe. Your case may settle even before your attorney files a lawsuit; on the other hand, it may go all the way to a trial and a jury verdict. The majority of lawsuits are settled before they get to trial, but what happens in your case depends on the facts, the law and the parties involved.
If the accident was my fault, can I still recover compensation?
Some states have no-fault insurance laws. This means that you may be able to make some recovery of economic damages from your own insurance company. In other states, if your fault is found to be over a certain level, it is more difficult to recover compensation. An attorney in your state can advise you on the rules in your area.
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