Every time you purchase a product—a hairdryer, a toaster oven, a vacuum cleaner– your expectation is that it will work perfectly and safely. Your expectation is also that it will perform the way it has been advertised and marketed. However, the reality is that people are routinely injured by malfunctioning consumer products. If this has happened to you, you might need our Preszler team of New Westminster product liability lawyers.
Following an injury, you could have a legal claim against the manufacturer of a product. If you believe you are entitled to compensation, you could benefit from a consultation with a personal injury law firm. At Preszler Law, we are dedicated to serving as strong advocates for our clients.
Damages available in a product liability lawsuit
The damages you could recover in a product liability lawsuit are like those in any successful negligence lawsuit. These damages fall into two categories: pecuniary losses and non-pecuniary losses.
Pecuniary losses involve measurable, monetary damages. The most common example is medical bills. A successful lawsuit could recover not only past medical bills but compensation for future medical expenses as well. Proving these damages is straightforward, as there are typically bills or receipts that could be used as evidence.
Non-pecuniary losses are not so simple to prove at trial. These losses are more subjective and include things like pain and suffering. Because these losses cannot be established with evidence like receipts or invoices, it will fall to your New Westminster product liability lawyer to demonstrate their value.
What’s more, you might be able to recover compensation for any property damage. The major exception to this rule is that you are unlikely to recover compensation for the product that injured you. You could have a warranty claim that might cover that loss, however.
Our commitment to our clients
We care about the outcome of your claim and are prepared to work tirelessly to help get the outcome you deserve. Because of our commitment, we value transparency with our clients. For that reason, we only recover a fee in your case if we are successful. We operate on a contingency agreement, meaning we keep a portion of any funds we collect on your behalf. With Preszler Law, there are no surprise fees or upfront costs.
Contact our New Westminster product liability lawyers
Do you have questions about your product liability case? We have answers. To discuss your claim directly with a prospective lawyer, call right away. Your initial consultation is always free, and there is never any obligation to commit.