Here is the conclusion to our blog series FAQs about Products Liability Lawsuits.
Additional Important Info about Products Liability Lawsuits…
Q – What can I expect in terms of compensation?
A – This is another question that is not simple or easy to answer without looking at the specific details of a case. Nevertheless, we can tell you that the following are just some of the factors for which people may be able to obtain compensation via products liability lawsuits:
- Past and future medical bills related to treating the injuries sustained due to the defective or dangerous products
- Lost wages
- Any negative impacts that a person’s injuries (caused by using the defective products) have had on their current and future quality of life.
In some products liability lawsuits, it may also be possible for plaintiffs to request punitive damages in addition to the compensatory damages they are seeking. Unlike compensatory damages that are intended to repay a person for the losses they’ve sustained due to their injuries, punitive damages are intended to punish the negligent parties of the case.
Even the possibility of this type of compensation in products liability lawsuits can be a powerful negotiation tool, as defendants tend to be more willing to try to settle products liability lawsuits prior to trial when they face the possibility of having to pay thousands (if not millions!) in punitive damages later.
Q – Why do I need an attorney to help me file a products liability case?
A – If you are serious about filing a products liability case and obtaining the full amount of compensation that you deserve, then having an experienced attorney representing you will be critical to ensuring that:
- Your rights are fully protected and advocated at every phase of your case
- Insurers and/or corporate lawyers don’t try to undercut your compensation
- You have the best chances of resolving your case as favorably and efficiently as possible.
After being hurt by defective products, your decision to hire a skilled attorney can give you the freedom to focus on your recovery while being confident that your important legal matters are being handled by a trusted professional. In fact, without an attorney on your side, it’s far more likely that your compensation will be undercut (if you end up receiving it at all).
Q – What do I need to do to get my case started?
A – Not very much at all! Just contact us, meet one of our skilled lawyers for an initial consult and decide after this meeting if you are ready to move forward with your case. If you are, we can take care of everything for you, and we will provide you with some detailed info about what you can expect as you move forward with your claim.
Mount Vernon Products Liability Lawyers at the Law Firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C.
Have you or a loved one been hurt by a defective or dangerous product? If so, the experienced and trusted Mount Vernon product liability lawyers at the Law Firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are ready to stand up for your rights.
If you are ready to learn more about your best legal options and how we can help you, contact us by calling (888) 896-9381 or by emailing us using the form at the upper right-hand side of the page. We can provide you with a free, thorough assessment of your case, along with professional advice regarding the best manner in which to move forward.