Injury can often result from use of a defective product or negligence on the part of the product’s manufacturer. If appropriate warnings are not given for the product’s use and it results in injury, you may be entitled to compensation due to negligence. If a product is defective and causes injury, you may also be eligible for redress. There are several good reasons to hire an attorney to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.
The manufacturer of the product may or may not admit fault. If they do not openly admit fault or negligence, you will have to fight for compensation for your injuries. Fighting a big corporation on your own is usually not effective. You can bet that the corporation or manufacturer has attorneys working hard on their side. If you do not have an attorney working for you, you may lose the case.
When a manufacturer or corporation admits fault or negligence, they may offer to settle with you out of court. The corporation may carefully not admit fault or negligence, but still offer to settle. If you are offered a settlement, it is a sure sign that the company knows that they could lose a lawsuit.
Often settlements offered by these corporations and manufacturers are quite a bit less than you could receive if you take the matter to court. Corporations don’t like public lawsuits. Not only do the court costs and legal fees eat into their bottom line, the publicity is bad for business. They will attempt to get you to settle out of court if at all possible.
That doesn’t mean they are willing to part with their money. They are likely to try to get you to settle for as little as possible. They want to satisfy you enough that you won’t take them to court, but they want to pay out as little as they can. The end result could be that you are being offered a sizeable sum that looks good on the surface but is much less than you could otherwise receive.
If you have been injured by a product due to defect or negligence, it is important to hire an attorney to represent you. Even if the case never goes to court, you will get a much higher settlement if you have an attorney working with you. Contact us today for a consultation.