Every year, thousands of people are injured, disabled, or killed as the result of defective or overly dangerous products. In Massachusetts, the sellers of defective or unreasonably dangerous products may be held strictly liable for any injuries caused by that product. Sellers or manufacturers can also be held liable of they fail to provide adequate warnings about the risks of using their products.
The types of injuries that can arise from use of a defective product are immeasurable. The wide array of products available in today’s economy is as diverse as the injuries they may cause. Some examples include:
Products liability litigation usually involves large corporations. Most of these corporations defend plaintiff’s claims rigorously and are reluctant to accept fault for injuries. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, we have the knowledge and expertise required to effectively pursue large corporations and hold them accountable for injuries caused by their products.
A product liability action may be based a claim of design defect, failure to warn of product risks, negligence, or breach of warranty. If you have suffered an injury from any product listed above or from any other product, contact Sweeney Merrigan Law for a free consultation and evaluation of your claim at 617-391-9001.
If you believe that you have a product liability claim, it is important to preserve the specific product that was the cause of your injury. The defective product itself is often the most important piece of evidence in a product liability case. Do not discard or modify any products that you believe have caused you injury. This will increases your chances of obtaining compensation for your injuries.
Additionally, product liability claims in Massachusetts are governed by a statute of limitations. This means that there may be a limited amount of time for you to file a suit. If you have suffered an injury from any type of product, protect your rights by calling the experienced Boston personal injury lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law as soon as possible.