Product Liability Claims in Pennsylvania | What You Need to Know

Being injured by a defective product may mean that you are eligible to recover compensation in a product liability claim. To learn if you have a valid claim, give our personal injury attorney a call to discuss your circumstances.

To discover who is responsible after being injured by a defective product, plus, the status of limitations for product liability claims, continue reading. If you have any further questions regarding this process, do not hesitate to contact our firm.

Who is responsible if I am injured due to a defective product?

The three primary types of product liability claims are as follows:

  • Negligent product design: Product designers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their customers. When this does not occur, this will increase the chances of a serious accident occurring. If you have been injured by a defective product design, you may have a valid product liability claim.
  • Negligent product manufacturer: A product blueprint is created to ensure the product design is safe for use. However, sometimes manufacturers will divert from this blueprint which can lead to unsafe product design. This can cause accidents and injuries by its users.
  • Failure to warn: Certain products require warning labels such as choking hazard warnings, warning against improper use of a product, and more. When these labels are not present, consumers can unknowingly use the product the wrong way which can result in injuries.

How long will I have to sue for an injury due to a defective product?

The statute of limitations refers to the time period you will have to take legal action in Pennsylvania. The statute of limitations for product liability claims is generally two years in Pennsylvania. This means at you will have two years from the date of your injury after being injured by a defective product. This is important to understand because failure to file your claim within this time period may result in you being permanently barred from suing. The sooner you bring attention to your claim, the better. To begin the claims filing process, it is best to retain the services of a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney who will walk you through each step of the process ahead. An experienced attorney will also be able to obtain evidence to support your claim.

To get started as soon as possible, give our personal injury firm a call today. We are prepared to take on your case next.


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