Have you been hurt by a defective product? Are you looking for information about filing a product injury case? Yes? Then, you’ve come to the right place. I understand how intimidating it can be to file a claim and find the evidence needed to prove a case.
Medical Injury Lawyer Blog recently talked with a lawyer at Wilt & Thompson, PLLC about how product injury cases are especially difficult to prove. To win the legal battle, you need a lot of evidence, including medical evidence.
Gathering Evidence to Prove a Product Injury Case
Product injury cases are difficult to prove because you must be able to show a product was defective.
For example, a chainsaw is a dangerous product if you don’t know how to use it. But, the manufacturer can’t be held liable simply because you hurt yourself with the chainsaw. You have to be able to prove that a defect in the chainsaw is what caused your injury or that the labeling of the product ultimately caused you to be hurt.
That’s why these types of cases can be a challenge. Although challenging, it’s still worth it to file a claim if a defective product has injured you.
You need to collect evidence that shows a product was defective and the defect caused your injury.
For example, if you experienced a tire blowout resulting in you being injured, you need to gather evidence that proves the tire was defective. Let’s say the tires were brand new. You could show that the tires were new, which will point to a tire defect as the cause. You can also show images of the shredded tire. Tire experts will be able to examine the evidence and offer their opinions as to whether the tire was defective.
Medical evidence can also be helpful in proving product injury cases. The medical evidence can show how the injury occurred as well as the extent of your injuries. Medical evidence can also prove how serious your damages are. If you required a lot of medical treatment, you will have a lot of medical bills to pay.
The Main Difficulties
As you can see, the main difficulty that arises in product liability cases is the challenge of gathering evidence that proves your case. Proving a defect is not easy because there could be other variables that caused the accident.
For instance, suppose you were hurt in an accident caused by a tire blowout. Suppose the tires were brand new, but also suppose that it was an extremely hot day. The manufacturer could claim that the tire blew out because of environmental factors.
Legal and Medical Issues Sometimes Coincide
You can see that product liability cases can be tough to prove, but you can still win a case. Return to Medical Injury Lawyer Blog soon for more information about medical and legal issues.