What Qualifies as a Product Liability Claim?

What Qualifies as a Product Liability Claim?

Product Liability
A product liability claim is a legal case brought on by a user being injured from a defective product or a product that has not been labeled correctly. Depending on the defect, these injuries can be severe, and in extreme cases, result in disability or death. To know if you have a product liability claim, it is important to understand the different types of defective products that can qualify. Products that Lack Proper Warning Labels: When a product does not have instructions or safety warning levels, consumers can easily get injured. This can include items like tea kettles, electric blankets, and hand tools. Products with a Defective Design: This type of defect generally effects a whole line of manufactured products and can result in product recalls due to injury. Often…
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3 Common Types of Wrongful Death Claims

3 Common Types of Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one unexpectedly is extremely painful. This pain is aggravated even further when the death was the result of someone else’s negligent or harmful behavior. While the death may have been an accident, your family still has the right to hold the guilty party accountable for his or her actions. In legal terms, this type of case is known as wrongful death. In a wrongful death case, family members of the deceased may be eligible to obtain compensation to cover medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages, and emotional suffering. A wrongful death can happen in a variety of ways, but three of the most common are: Medical Malpractice: Each year thousands of people die in the U.S. from medical errors. Medical errors can include errors made during labor…
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Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents
One of the most prevalent premises liability claims is slip and fall accidents. Each year people seek medical attention for minor scrapes and bruises to skull fractures and concussions. There are many people whose slip and fall accident is extremely traumatic and results in death. At Wainwright Injury Law, we represent victims in Denver and Albuquerque who have suffered a slip and fall accident because of another person’s laziness or neglect. We often see cases where people have fallen due to these circumstances: Hazardous Walking Surfaces: The majority of slip and fall accidents occur on walking surfaces that are uneven, wet, or poorly maintained. This can include defective sidewalks, potholes in parking lots, torn carpeting or loose floorboards, recently mopped floors, and faulty staircases. When any of these conditions exist…
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