Research by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) indicates that defective products cause 21,400 deaths and 29.4 million injuries per year. Thankfully, if you were seriously injured because you purchased a product that failed to work as intended, you may have grounds for a product liability claim.
Before you pursue your claim, it is wise to seek legal counsel, but if you have never had a product liability attorney before, you may not know what to look for in representation. Below are three of the most important qualities of a good product liability attorney.
Years of Experience
Most companies would make every possible effort to protect their business from any lawsuit. Therefore, you need experienced product liability attorneys who can file a formal lawsuit against a company and present sufficient evidence for liability.
More often than not, manufacturers deny all the claims leveled against them and offer little or no settlement. However, experienced product liability attorneys can handle varying liability lawsuits and get you the best settlement possible.
High Level of Availability
All clients deserve to feel like a priority. When interviewing your potential attorney, find out if they will contact you directly. If not, ask the attorney how long they take to respond to inquiries. When concerns and questions arise during the proceedings, you deserve to get answers immediately.
Good Negotiation Skills
Your attorney’s ability to recover compensation largely depends on their negotiation skills. Large corporations usually choose to settle out of court rather than go to trial, and often, they come to you with an offer that is barely enough to cover the costs resulting from your injuries.
Working with product liability attorneys with good negotiation skills can help you get the best settlement possible. A good settlement is especially important when you are dealing with out-of-pocket costs, missed wages, and medical expenses.
Positive Reviews and a Good Reputation
It is vitally important to research and read reviews about your potential attorneys:
- Communication, and
- Negotiation abilities.
Consider hiring product liability attorneys with a reputation for being responsive, communicating effectively, and researching all relevant details related to your case.
Choose a Qualified and Experienced Attorney
It is important to take all the above-mentioned qualities into account when choosing a product liability attorney. A product liability attorney with the above qualities can give your case the level of attention it deserves and help you recover a considerable settlement for your injuries.
Author bio- Barbara Parson has been involved with personal injury and burn injury lawsuits for the past twelve years and wants to share her knowledge with others.