Frequently Asked Questions With Regards to Massachusetts Product Liability Claims
1. Could my child’s toys pose a threat of injury?
Toys have been recalled for many reasons, such as contamination with toxic materials, including lead paint which may cause lead poisoning and lead to serious injuries. Furthermore, toys with small detachable parts, or toys that are poorly constructed with loose screws, may pose a significant choking hazard for young children. Toys that are improperly constructed for use by children or any individual may be unsafe and defective.
2. How can I avoid being injured by a defective product?
Consumer products are regulated by government bodies, including the National Highway Safety Administration, the Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. You should make sure to be aware of any recalls issued for unsafe or defective products and foods or medications in order to avoid serious injuries.
Furthermore, you should make sure to read any instructions accompanying the product so that you thoroughly understand how to use the product safely. Do not attempt to use a product for anything other than its intended use. Note any stated warnings on the product or its packaging to prevent an accident, such as a warning about a fire for flammable products, which may result in serious injuries if ignored.
3. What should I do if I or someone I love was injured by a defective product?
You should first seek immediate medical attention for any injuries that you sustained from the defective product. If you are in possession of the defective product, keep it in a secure place so that it can be preserved as evidence in your case. You should also contact one of our expert Boston product liability lawyers right away to examine the product and advise you on the next steps to proceed with your products liability claim and to obtain compensation for your damages.
4. Will I Have to Pay Any Money Up Front to Pursue A Claim By Hiring the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates?
Our expert Boston product liability accident attorneys and Boston wrongful death attorneys always work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to pay us anything unless and until we recover money for you.
5. What are the manufacturer’s responsibilities with respect to product liability claims?
Product designers, manufacturers and distributors must exercise reasonable care when making a consumer product. In other words, they must try to protect the consumer from any potential dangers of their product, including having warnings and detailed instructions on how to correctly and safely use the product. Manufacturers are also required to inspect and test their products before distribution to consumers to ensure that there are no defects. All individuals and entities involved in the creation of a defective product may be held liable should the product cause injuries.
6. I was injured by defective machinery at work. Am I entitled to damages?
If you were injured while on the job, and previously elected to take worker’s compensation benefits, you may have given up the right to sue your employer in the event of injury or death at the workplace. While you may not be able to file a personal injury claim against your employer, you may nevertheless still be able to bring a product liability claim against a third party, such as the defective machine’s manufacturer. If it is discovered that your injury resulted from negligence somewhere along the line of production, you will likely be entitled to compensation for your lost wages, lost earning capacity, medical expenses and your pain and suffering.
If more convenient for you, Attorney Gil Hoy will travel to your home or the hospital to meet with you to discuss your product liability personal injury claim.
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