It is an unfortunate reality that individuals are injured and killed by products and in other types of accidents every day. While victims can sometimes suffer life-changing injuries, the life-changing potential loss of a loved one can also occur as a result of a product injury or other catastrophic accident.
Defective products can cause catastrophic injuries. Because of the serious harm victims and family members of victims can suffer, several different types of legal options exist. While the options for victims and their families may be straightforward, the process can sometimes be complex.
The legal process offers personal injury protections to both victims and their families. Victims wrongfully injured by a defective product or in a traumatic accident may be able to recover damages, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, lost-earning capacity and pain and suffering, through a personal injury claim.
Likewise, family members who have wrongfully suffered the untimely loss of a loved one because of a defective product or in a traumatic accident may be able to recover compensation for medical and funeral expenses, loss of support and services, lost prospect of inheritance and pain and suffering damages.
There are a number of ways victims may be harmed by products, including in car accidents. While the process of attempting to obtain compensation can sometimes be complex and include opposing parties and insurance companies, it is important that wrongfully injured parties receive the resources and compensation they need to focus on recovery and a sometimes difficult future ahead.