A product is faulty when it does not produce the safety that may be reasonably required from it. If you suffer injury as a result of using a faulty product, you may make various parties liable for the damage, like the producer, manufacturer or the seller of the product. The injured party or surviving relatives may hold the producer liable for instance.
Several factors are involved when determining liability. One of these factors is whether the injured person observed the user instructions of the product. Another example is the knowledge of the producer at the time he introduced the product on the market.
It is important to know that the time limitation set to damage claims on grounds of product liability is three years. This limitation period starts as soon as the injured person knows who caused his damage, what the fault of the product is and who the producer is. In addition there is a ten-year expiry period for claiming damages on grounds of faulty products. This period starts as soon as the product has been introduced on the market.
Product liability is a complicated issue. So it is important to call in the help of an expert injury lawyer. Elfi Letselschade Advocaat will be happy to team up with you.