Should I file a product liability claim after a car accident?

Being involved in a car accident can feel overwhelming and scary. In addition to the medical issues that you may have to face, there are also many issues that need to be solved in regard to establishing fault and insurance claims. For many involved in motor vehicle accidents, the entire process might feel like too much to handle.

It is important that you take things step by step in the aftermath of a car accident. First, you should make your health a priority from the start. Those who suffer an injury as a result of a car accident are at risk of a delayed recovery or complications if they allow circumstances surrounding the accident to cause them worry and distress.

Next, you should take the time to learn about what can be done in order to claim back damages. In most accidents, fault will be attributed to one or multiple drivers, and their insurance company will be ordered to pay damages. However, if you have reason to believe that a fault in the vehicle caused the accident or worsened the effects of the accident, you may want to consider a product liability claim.

What is a product liability claim?

A product liability claim is one where a plaintiff makes a case against the manufacturer or designer of a certain product because it led to injury or harm. In the case of a car accident, you may want to make a product liability claim because the brakes were not correctly functioning or because the air bags did not fully deploy.

In order to be successful in a product liability claim, you must be able to show that the defect in the vehicle was directly due to negligence that occurred in the design, manufacturing or shipping phases of the product's development. In addition, you must be able to show that this negligence directly caused the damages that occurred.

If you do not know where to start when it comes to making a claim for damages after a car accident in the state of Arkansas, it is important that you take your time in learning how the law applies to your situation.

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