Defective products cause thousands of injuries in the U.S. each year. The injuries occur despite the efforts of state and federal agencies like the FDA, USDA and other safety offices that research products and issue product warnings and recalls. We interact with a wide range of products that could cause injuries and are potential safety hazards when they do not operate as intended. Automobiles, pharmaceuticals, children’s toys, high chairs, baby cribs and even car seats have caused serious injuries and deaths.
Defective products are oftentimes the result of design defects, which are flaws in the product’s design, even though the product was manufactured perfectly. For instance, a defective automobile design in the Ford Pinto had caused their gas tanks to explode after read-end collisions. Without regard to the cause, if a defective product causes injury, you have a right to compensation. When manufacturers, government oversight, and other businesses fail to meet their obligations in providing safe products, you may have to initiate legal action in order to get a full, fair and just settlement. In most instances, the defective products come from well-financed companies including large manufacturers and distributors. These companies have large amounts of funds, experienced attorneys and investigators to resist claims; these parties have far more resources than the injured victims that attempt to get compensation for their losses and injuries as a result of using their defective or poorly designed product. Many victims accept inferior settlements that do not fully address the extent of their past and future losses because they do not have sufficient financial leverage to wait out the fight.
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A deep-pocketed defendant or insurance company is a difficult barrier to recovery in a product liability case. The case can take a long time to develop due to the need for extensive investigation and experts. The process is difficult and can be extremely stressful for the victims. However, if you have been injured by a defective product, you can get compensation for past medical expenses, future costs, lost wages or business income and pain and suffering.
To qualify for pre-settlement legal funding for your lawsuit, where we provide you with access to money to keep you afloat while your product liability case works its way through the courts or to settlement, you must first have legal representation for your case. You can then submit an application on our website or by phone and our underwriters will evaluate your claim to determine whether you’re eligible or not.