The Montana product liability attorneys at Hoyt & Blewett PLLC have handled numerous product liability claims for Montana residents who have been seriously injured in cases involving dangerous and defective products; ranging from defectively designed garbage trucks, graters, chains, and other workplace equipment. Product manufacturers are required to ensure the products they sell are safe and that they will not cause injuries to consumers when the products are used in a foreseeable manner. Our Montana product liability attorneys have handled cases involving defective motor vehicles including design defects such as unsafe auto rollover bars, malfunctioning seatbelts, dangerous gas tanks, and faulty car seats. Vehicle makers frequently recall cars and trucks due to defects and you may be entitled to compensation if these product defects cause you serious injuries. Beyond defective vehicles, our Montana product liability attorneys have been involved in cases involving industrial equipment other failed safety devices.
Montana’s Strict Liability Standard
Montana law recognizes the right of consumers to purchase and use products with the expectation that they are safe. Manufacturers of defective products in Montana have a heightened duty to make safe products for consumers and Montana’s strict product liability law contains some of the strongest consumer protections for users of defective products in the United States. These protections are in place for the consumer because the company which designs the defective product is in the best position to anticipate the danger and absorb the cost of the injuries caused by the defective product. Under Montana’s strict liability law, the liability for a defective product is determined by evaluating the dangerousness of the product, rather than the conduct of the corporation. In other words, just because the dangerous product met industry standards, does not save the company from liability for the injuries it causes to Montana consumers.
Statute of limitations
In order to preserve your right to file a Montana product liability lawsuit, it is imperative that you consult an attorney as soon as possible after you have been injured. By immediately investigating your claim and preserving crucial evidence, the Montana injury attorneys at Hoyt & Blewett PLLC will be prepared to prove your case. It is also important to consult a Montana product liability attorney because Montana law states you must file your claim within a certain period of time after you sustain an injury. By missing this deadline, known as the Statute of Limitations, you forfeit your right to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Contact Our Experienced Products Liability Attorneys
Montana defective products lawsuits are very complex, expensive and difficult to litigate because most companies mount furious defenses of the products they sell. Our Montana personal injury law firm has the resources and experience to take your defective products case to trial against multi-national corporations. If you have sustained a catastrophic injury as a result of an accident involving defective or dangerous products, feel free to contact our Montana products liability attorneys for a free case evaluation. Hoyt & Blewett PLLC is dedicated to helping injured people all across Montana, including Great Falls, Butte, Helena, Missoula and Bozeman to recover full compensation for their injuries.