Product Liability in Colorado: Immediate First Steps
Under Colorado product liability law, you have the right to have your case heard by a jury as well as recover damages for pain, suffering, disability, lost wages and also for future damages.
The law of products liability is complex and varies between states in the degree of accountability in which they hold a defendant for injury caused by its product. It is important to be informed by a Colorado attorney that is seasoned in personal injury cases and product liability throughout the state of Colorado.
What if a defective product injures me?
If a defective product has injured you or someone you know, it is highly important to contact a knowledgeable Colorado attorney immediately. This is to protect your rights. Under Colorado law, there are statutes in place that prevent damages collection if too much time has passed from the date of your injury to the date of recovery. Document the date of the injuries sustained by the defective product, all injuries and symptoms you experienced as they present themselves. Also, make sure you keep the defective product, its original packaging if applicable and receipt from the place of purchase. It is important to not alter or damage the defective product further in any way. Any type of altering of the product could prevent you from collecting the compensation you deserve.
The laws in place regarding product liability can be complex and difficult to comprehend without the help of an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney. Furthermore, defendants in product liability cases usually are large manufacturers attempting to protect their product with seemingly unlimited resources. A well-informed and experienced Colorado personal injury attorney can help you protect your rights and receive the proper compensation needed after an encounter with a defective product.
How do I know if the product is defective?
• If a product contains inadequate instructions or cautions to foreseeable risks, it is a marketing defect.
• If a product is manufactured with a flaw of any kind, but is marketed and designed properly, it is a manufacturing defect.
• If a product is designed with foreseeable flaws that could prevent injury by an altered design, it is a design defect.
If a product is defective in the way that it is manufactured, marketed or designed, and a person is personally injured by that defect, the manufacturer, distributor and/or the seller of the defective product is held liable and is responsible for the consequences of said defect. Only a seasoned Colorado personal injury attorney can help you protect your rights and recover physically, mentally and emotionally, gaining the monetary damages deserved, and making sure that others do not sustain these same injuries.
Given the differences in which states and courts handle the issues of product liability, if you are injured by a defective product in Colorado you should immediately contact an attorney with requisite and verifiable experience in both Colorado personal injury cases and product liability cases.