The statute of limitations for product liability claims

On Behalf of | May 19, 2020 | Blog |

If you sustain injuries due to a faulty product, you can file a product liability claim to recover costs associated with your damages. It is important to file your claim as soon as possible, however. If you wait too long, you may miss out on being able to hold the company responsible for your injuries. 

We understand how product liability laws work in Ohio and have helped many of our clients with their cases. 

Statute of limitations for product liability claims 

If you have not heard of a statute of limitations, the term refers to the amount of time you have to file a claim for an injury or crime. Time frames vary from state to state and depend on the type of claim you file. According to FindLaw, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim. Although this may seem like a generous amount of time, healing from injuries is often a long process as well. In between doctor appointments and getting enough rest, time can fly by. 

Different types of product defects 

If you want to file a product liability claim, you must prove that not only is the product defective, but also that the defect causes the product to be dangerous. There are typically only three types of defects that will contribute to an injury. This includes defects in the packaging, defects in the design of the product and defects that result from the manufacturing process. Mistakes made in any of these three areas can contribute to an unsafe product. More information about this topic is available on our webpage. 


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