Helping People Injured On Other’s Property Or Hurt By Defective Products
Product manufacturers and property owners are responsible for taking reasonable steps to make their products and property safe. If there are dangerous conditions or features associated with a product, building or grounds, it is the duty of the manufacturer or property owner to either eliminate the hazard or, if it can’t be reasonably removed, provide a reasonable warning. If they fail to warn you and you are injured as a result, you may have grounds for a product liability or premises liability claim.
Premises Liability Claims For Injuries That Happen On Public Or Private Property
The basis of a premises liability claim is an injury that occurs on public or private property where dangerous conditions were not either cordoned off or clearly marked with a warning sign. This includes signs warning about dogs or any other animal that may bite or attack. Buildings and areas where accidents may be the basis for premises liability claims include:
- Homes and residential areas
- Commercial buildings and stores
- Restaurants and bars
- Parking ramps
- Campuses and school buildings
- Government buildings and public spaces
Failure to provide adequate lighting and security may also form the basis of a premises liability claim.
Filing A Claim For Injuries Caused By Defective Products
When a product is used correctly, fails to meet expectations of safety and causes injuries, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer or the retailer the product was purchased from. You may be able to recover damages for injuries and losses, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages due to missed time at work
- Reduced earning capacity due to injuries
- Physical pain and suffering
- Overall loss of enjoyment in life
Defective products are typically the result of either defective design or a defect in the manufacturing process. It can also be the result of a marketing defect, meaning the product came with inadequate warnings or instructions on how to properly construct or use the product.
Contact The Nixon Law Firm, PLLC Today To Set Up Free Initial Consultation
If you would like to discuss a possible premises liability or product liability claim, contact The Nixon Law Firm, PLLC to set up a free initial consultation. Call 603-669-7070 or fill out our online contact form.