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An accident is an unforeseen, unplanned or unintended event. If no one else was involved, it may be just an unfortunate incident.
If you injure yourself because another was careless, however, you may be able to collect damages. Sometimes you need to prove negligence. In other cases you don’t. Product liability is one such example.
Product Liability Cases
Strict product liability allows action against a manufacturer who sells any defective product that results in injury to anyone who uses it. You don’t need to prove that the manufacturer was negligent, only that the product was defective.
You can hold responsible anyone who designed, manufactured, sold or provided the product or any of its parts. Examples of product liability could include defective:
- Seat belts
- Car brakes
- Inherently dangerous products, such as chain saws or guns
Negligence Means Lack of Reasonable Care
When someone fails to act reasonably and causes another individual harm, this act may be considered negligent. If someone is negligent, the injured person has the right to recover damages.
An example of negligence might include a:
- Shopkeeper who fails to remove ice or snow in front of his store, causing a patron to fall
- Driver who doesn’t stop for a red light or stop sign, causing an accident
- Neighbor who fails to keep a dog restrained and the dog bites someone
Personal Injury Can Be Physical or Emotional
Personal injury refers to an injury to the body, mind or emotions, rather than to property. Common personal injury claims include:
- Traffic accidents
- Assault and battery claims
- Product defect accidents
In addition to any physical injuries, such as broken bones, bruising, burns or damage to internal organs, you may experience depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or other psychological trauma. All can affect your sense of general well-being and would entitle you to compensation.
Weitz & Luxenberg Stands Out with Solid Record of Winning
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to someone else’s carelessness, you may be entitled to damages. Dealing with large corporations and navigating the legal system can seem daunting, and selecting the right firm is key.
With so many choices available to you, it is important to ask the right questions. What experience can this firm offer me? And, what is this firm’s philosophy toward working with its clients?
With solid experience in winning billions of dollars in damages for our clients, Weitz & Luxenberg stands out. Our firm is one of the largest personal injury firms in the country, and we have the proven record to represent you successfully.
How Weitz & Luxenberg Can Help
As a nationally recognized personal injury law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg is committed to helping clients win cases. For more than 25 years, we have dedicated ourselves to holding irresponsible practitioners accountable, and we have won $17 billion for our clients.
We would feel privileged to assist you. For a free consultation and more information about your legal options, please call us at 800-476-6070. If you prefer, you can complete our form, and our client relations representative will contact you shortly.