Certain laws in Arizona help determine liability when a person gets injured due to the negligence of another. Product liability laws have been put in place to hold manufacturers responsible if they sell any dangerous products that end up harming their consumers.
If you were hurt due to a product being defective and not working the way it was advertised, you may be eligible to make a product liability claim based on strict liability or negligence. To get compensated for the harm you suffered, you must be able to prove that there was a defect in the manufacturing, a problem with the design, or something wrong in the warning and instructions. You must also show the court that this defect is what caused you to suffer your injuries.
After being injured by the defective product, you have up to two years to file a claim for it to be considered valid in court.
Are there any limits to the damages I can claim after being injured by a defective product in Arizona?
In Arizona, the damages you can claim are limited by the pure comparative negligence law. This means that if you caused the injuries to yourself in some way and you were partially to blame for the way you utilized the product, you will have your final compensation amount reduced by how much was your fault.
It is especially important to note that for a product liability claim to be valid, and for you to get compensation, you must show the product was incredibly dangerous and the product did not work as advertised. You also must prove that you did not cause the harm to yourself on purpose and the harm was sudden and accidental.
Every case is different and depending on the details of your case such as the type of product you purchased, and how severely you were harmed due to the product, your ability to get compensation after the accident will vary significantly. The more negligent the product manufacturer was, and the more you were hurt because of this negligence, the more you can demand to help cover your medical expenses.
Contact a personal injury lawyer at the Schmidt Law Group today to get advice on whether you are eligible to make a product liability claim or not. Our qualified attorneys can help you file a product liability claim against the manufacturer who caused you to suffer your injuries.
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