When you purchase a product from a retailer, you are purchasing the product under the assumption that it is safe to use. If there is any safety features you need to know about, you should be able to easily spot a warning label on the package and/or the instructions. Unfortunately, sometimes a manufacturer does not put this information on the labeling or instructions at all, and injuries can result. This is where you will need the assistance of a Personal Injury Attorney in Yelm WA.
A personal injury attorney in Yelm WA will work with you to begin a lawsuit against the company whose product injured you. Many times, there are multiple people with injuries from the same product. When they combine their lawsuits against the company, it is called a class action lawsuit. The end result of these lawsuits is to not only get compensation for those who were injured by the product, but to also make sure that the product is safe for others to use.
In many cases, the product is pulled from the shelves. The manufacturer sometimes redesigns the product to make sure it is safe. This is the case, for instance, with children’s products where a small piece can fall off and become a choking hazard. In other cases, the product may be recalled and the product’s packaging and instructions are redone to make sure they include the proper warnings.
These cases are called product liability cases. They can be for any product, from children’s products to shoes, computers, and even fitness equipment. Anything you purchase is included in this, including medications. Medications must come with warnings of possible side effects and what other medications, foods, or drinks they cannot be combined with.
If you have been injured through the use of a product and believe that the label or instructions were missing information you needed to use the product safely, you can speak with a personal injury attorney in Yelm WA at Putnam Lieb Potvin. The lawyers at the Putnam Lieb Potvin will be able to let you know if they can help you sue the manufacturer or if there is a class action lawsuit already ongoing so you can get the compensation you need.
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