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Wisconsin Product Liability Laws You Need to Know

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When a defective product causes an injury, you may have trouble getting the compensation you’re due for your suffering. Product liability claims can be complex, especially if you’re unsure where to begin with your case. 

Before you sue the at-fault party for your product liability claim, there are a few laws you need to know. These laws can impact your claim and can determine whether you’re able to recover expenses, so reach out for help from a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer if you’re unsure where to begin with your product liability claim. 

Time Limits for Product Liability Claims

When you’re hurt, you have a time limit to filing a claim for your injuries. Failing to act on time may make it impossible to get the compensation you’re due for your injuries. 

In Wisconsin, you only have three years to file a lawsuit. If you don’t act within three years, your claim may be dismissed, barring you from compensation. Because of this, it’s important to act now, not later. Fortunately, your product liability lawyer can help. They can assess how much time you have to act on your claim, and they can help you act within these time limits. 

What Is Strict Liability? 

Wisconsin also observes strict liability laws for product liability claims, which can help your case succeed. 

Strict liability means that it doesn’t matter whether the at-fault party intended to harm you. Even if the results were unintentional, they still succeeded in hurting you. 

That means you and your lawyer can focus on proving the product harmed you, not on proving that the at-fault party intended to harm you. Typically, the at-fault party is the manufacturer who made the item. They may not have intended to cause harm, but their products may be sold on a large scale and may impact many people. Because of this, they can be held liable for their actions. 

Compensation for Wisconsin Product Liability Lawsuits

Fortunately, Wisconsin law also states you may be eligible for compensation that covers the costs of your suffering and costs. These are also known as damages and should cover both your economic and non-economic damages. 

Your economic damages should cover the costs of any financial losses you suffered because of the accident. Medical bills, lost wages, and property damage may be included in these damages. 

Non-economic damages cover the intangible suffering you may have suffered because of your injuries. Pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life may all be included in your non-economic damages, for example. 

Reach Out to a Product Liability Lawyer in Wisconsin 

When you’re hurt by a defective product, you may have trouble getting the compensation you’re due for the damages you’ve suffered. Luckily, you don’t have to seek compensation without aid. 

At the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg, product liability lawyers are here to help you recover when a product injures you. Reach out for a free consultation when you’re hurt. Call 414-271-7007 or complete the following online contact form.