Most of us use cosmetics, in some form, every single day. Whether it’s shampoo, makeup, nail polish, tanning lotion, or otherwise, cosmetic use is extremely common in our society. Fortunately, the FDA regulates these products to help ensure humans are not ingesting harmful chemicals or substances. Unfortunately, this is oftentimes not enough, and as a result, many people suffer from serious injuries from defective or poisonous cosmetic products. If you have recently sustained an injury or developed a medical condition from using an unsafe product, there is a very good chance you are now seeking compensation to help you recover. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about product liability claims and how we can help you through the legal process going forward.
How do I win a product liability claim?
To prove a product liability claim, you will first have to identify the party responsible for your injuries. Oftentimes, this is the product’s designer or manufacturer. However, there are times where beauty salons or retail stores can also be held accountable. That being said, determining the liable party is seldom easy, which is why our firm is here to help. If you can prove that you used a product according to the instructions, that the product was sold in an unreasonably dangerous condition, and that the product, therefore, is directly responsible for your injuries, in turn inflicting serious damages, you will most likely have a valid product liability claim.
That being said, you will have to provide evidence that the product, in fact, caused your injuries. Some of this evidence can include the cosmetic product itself, as well as its packaging and any receipts relating to it, medical documents and pictures of your burns/rashes or other condition brought on by the cosmetic product, as well as witness statements from anyone who happened to see the reaction occur.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit for an injury in Pennsylvania?
In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for product liability lawsuits is two years. Simply put, this means that individuals have two years from the date of the incident that caused their injuries to sue a negligent party. If you wait any longer than two years, however, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not make the mistake of waiting. Our firm is here to help you fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
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