If you or someone close to you has suffered loss or personal injury as a result of a defective product you may be entitled to compensation for this loss or injury from the product manufacturer.
What is product liability?
What causes a product to be defective?
A product can be faulty by design, it can be faulty due to something that occurred through the manufacturing process or because the manufacturer has failed to adequately warn the public of potential dangers.
Will my product liability case go to court?
We at JMK Solicitors will work to obtain the best possible outcome for your case. This may be to settle the case directly with the at-fault party in which case there will be no need for you to go to court. It may be however that adequate compensation is not being offered and that you would receive a fairer settlement if your case were to proceed to court.
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We are proud to help our clients and make them our priority, assisting lots of clients in claiming compensation after an accident or injury.
How much does it cost to make a product liability claim, and who pays?
Our initial consultation regarding your potential claim is free.
JMK Solicitors are the only solicitors in Northern Ireland who, as far as we are aware, are able to offer you an insurance policy which gives protection against the financial risks of bringing a claim for compensation for personal injury and other losses.
This policy covers your own costs in the event that they cannot be recovered from another party and also your opponent’s costs. We believe JMK Solicitors are the only firm who offer any kind of legal costs cover on a complimentary basis. This means, unlike other firms, when we provide you with this insurance, you will never be asked to pay for it from any compensation awarded.
How much is my case worth?
The answer to this question is different for every case. If you have sustained a personal injury through no fault of your own, then you should be entitled to compensation.
We can help you obtain any payment you are entitled to for your medical expenses plus compensation for pain and suffering. If your injury was serious, we can help you obtain compensation for loss of earnings in the past, present or future as well provision for future care including housing adaption, vehicle and equipment needs.
As we are specialised in this type of law and have processed thousands of cases, we will be able to give you an estimate of how much we think your particular case is worth.
Will I have to go to court?
We at JMK Solicitors will work to get the best possible outcome for your case. At times it can be best to settle your case with your employer/previous employer or their insurers which would not require you to go to court. However, there are times especially in the most serious injury cases when it’s in the best interest of you the client to proceed to court in order to get the best possible compensation award. We will advise you on the best course of action at the time.
How long will it take to receive my compensation?
Every case is different and various factors will determine how quickly we can bring your case to a conclusion, such as if fault for your accident is disputed and if court proceedings are necessary to resolve the issues in your case. However, in a case which does not involve a claim for injury then we will aim to have your losses recovered and your case concluded within six months.
For cases involving personal injury, the nature and complexity of the injury will dictate how long a case takes. We aim to have the majority of our injury cases concluded within twelve to eighteen months. However, it can be in your best interests to prolong the conclusion of your case to ensure that a full and complete picture of your symptoms and prognosis is obtained, especially in cases involving worsening or ongoing medical conditions. This will enable us to ensure that you are fully and properly compensated for your injury, pain and suffering.