Whether it's better to settle a product liability lawsuit or go to trial depends on the circumstances surrounding your case and what you hope to get out of your claim. Therefore, it is imperative that you carefully consider every aspect of your unique situation to determine if the offered settlement is adequate. We will briefly discuss some of the elements that should be considered when contemplating a settlement, but this post should not be considered legal advice as each instance should be assessed on an individual basis.
If an individual has suffered a consumer injury caused by a product that the person purchased, then the person may be able to file a legal claim and, potentially, recover compensation for the individual's injuries. However, before moving forward with a products liability lawsuit, it is important to understand how the law operates so that a victim can make legal decisions that work best for the person.
In our everyday lives, we all purchase and consumer a wide array of products. Thanks to governmental and agency regulations, Minnesotans buy these products with confidence, trusting, almost without thought, that they are safe for their intended use. Sadly, though, far too often companies make, market and distribute products that pose a significant threat of harm to consumers.
Nothing can raise the ire of a parent faster than if their children are placed in a potentially unhealthy situation. When that happens at the places where the child is supposed to be safest, that can only compound the anger. One such circumstance is when there might be water intrusion and mold at the child's school. The state of Minnesota has certain procedures in place to investigate for mold if there is a reason to do so. Knowing these procedures is important for the parents so they're aware of the condition of the places they send their kids.
People in Minnesota and across the country place their trust in food manufacturers to ensure that all necessary safety warnings are placed on the food labels or packaging. When a negligent company makes a mistake with its food products, there is a significant danger of serious injury to those who purchased and consumed the foods. In some extreme cases, it can even lead to death. Those who have been affected by this or believe they might have been in the past need to understand how to move forward with product liability litigation.
A holiday tradition for many is to give festive foods to friends, colleagues and relatives. One of the last things people in Minnesota and across the country are thinking when they purchase food products is that there will be danger of the recipients getting sick due to the food being tainted in some way. When this does happen, it can result in serious injury and even death that turns an innocuous, innocent product into something that will be remembered as a tragedy.
Prescription medications are a very big business. Big pharmaceutical companies make huge profits on the medications they sell to Minnesota residents and their physicians. These medications can save lives and improve the quality of life for chronically ill patients. But sometimes an unsafe drug can cause serious injury or even death.
When a new or old product no longer works, residents in Minnesota often consider whether they have recourses to deal with the broken or defective product. While dealing with a product that does not work properly or is broken could be frustrating because the product is necessary and could be costly, a defective product could also lead to consumer injury. When a product is improperly made, this could make it a dangerous product affecting numerous consumers.
Products liability law is intended to help keep consumers safe from defective and dangerous products. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released recall warning information the government agency declared was urgent, also noting that fixing the recalled products was "essential to personal safety." The recalled products include defective airbags in 7.78 million potentially impacted vehicles. The airbags pose an urgent threat to front seat passengers, according to the NHTSA.
Consumers in Hennepin County may fear that one day they will discover a design defect in a product that they use on a daily basis. With certain food products, this is a constant concern. In some circumstances, consumer injury is an issue, and it takes an unexpected discovery to spur action to put a stop to the marketing of an unreasonably dangerous product.