Albuquerque Product Liability Lawyer
When you use a product, you trust the company has thoroughly tested it to ensure its safety and provide any necessary warnings if there are dangers. Unfortunately, many businesses fail to do so, which may result in serious customer injuries. If you have been hurt due to a defective or dangerous product, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your losses. Our dedicated product liability lawyers at Dominguez Law can help you hold the liable company accountable and achieve the compensation you deserve.
We understand product liability claims can be overwhelming because they usually involve major companies. However, our product liability attorneys have the experience and refined litigation skills to take on any challenge and fight for you. Our compassionate team listens to your story and gets to the heart of your case so you can receive the best possible representation. Due to the complex nature of product liability claims, we always provide transparent communication so you fully understand your case and how our product liability lawyers work to protect your rights.
3 Types of Product Liability Claims in New Mexico
While every product liability claim is different, they typically fall into three categories, which include the following:
This type of product liability claim involves an entire line of defective products based on design instead of a manufacturing error. For example, if a car company designed a car prone to flipping over due to poor design and this issue caused an accident, the claim would fall under this category.
If a product caused harm to a customer due to a manufacturing error, the claim would then be classified as defective manufacturing. This could involve one product in a line or the entire line being defective. For instance, if the manufacturer did not properly attach parts of a bicycle, it could fall apart and cause injuries to the rider.
Insufficient Instruction or Warning
A manufacturer is responsible for providing clear instructions on safely using their products and warning customers of any dangers. If they fail to do this and you suffer injuries because of this negligence, your claim falls under this category.
How to Prove Fault in an Albuquerque Product Liability Claim
After suffering injuries from a product, you can take steps to protect your rights and help prove the at-fault party’s negligence. These steps may include:
- Keep the defective product, its packaging, directions, and receipt.
- Take photos and videos of the defective product and your injuries.
- Track all documentation, including medical records, correspondence with insurance companies, bills, and other documents.
- Journal about how your accident has affected you physically and emotionally.
- Contact a product liability lawyer to help you file a claim and hold the at-fault party accountable.
During your free consultation with our caring product liability lawyers, we will listen to your story and determine if you have a case so we can then develop a personalized plan tailored to your unique circumstances. We can represent you throughout the entire process and may be able to ensure you receive full compensation for your injuries. Our highly-skilled team takes negotiations and paperwork off your plate, giving you a stress-free legal experience.
What Damages Could You Recover for a Product Liability Claim?
The evidence we collect to prove fault can also help calculate your claim’s worth. Depending on your injuries and the details of your case, you may recover the following damages:
- Current and future medical bills
- Hospital bills
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Physical therapy
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages from missed work
- Reduced quality of life
- Punitive damages
New Mexico is a comparative negligence state, which impacts how much you receive in damages. Under this system, each party involved receives a percentage of fault for the accident, and their damages are reduced by that percentage. For instance, if you are 15% at fault for the accident, 15% of your damages will be deducted.
Insurance companies rarely make the product liability process simple, so they may try to assign you an unfair fault percentage and try to pay you as little as possible. Our product liability attorneys fight tirelessly and use our unmatched litigation skills to negotiate with insurance companies and secure just compensation for your losses.
Consult a Seasoned Albuquerque Product Liability Lawyer at Dominguez Law
Filing a product liability claim and dealing with the complicated legal process after sustaining injuries can be stressful, but you do not have to do it alone. With our Spanish-speaking lawyers at Dominguez Law by your side, you can be sure that you are in the best hands. We have years of experience working on product liability cases, including ones against major companies.
We have effectively and successfully served the Albuquerque area for many years, making us the community’s go-to advocates in times of crisis. Our compassionate and aggressive product liability lawyers strive to pursue what is right and keep your best interest in mind. We focus on litigating cases because we believe it is the best way to protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation, fill out our contact form or call (505) 850-5854.