According to investigators from the Consumer Product Safety Commission the Hardwall Fuel Curb Hose manufactured my Franklin fueling system has been recalled due to a heightened risk of fire and explosion. The fuel hose can crimp and looses resulting in a leakage of fuel posing a risk of fire and explosion. Approximately 7,000 of the fuel hoses have been recalled. Individual who have suffered severe burn injuries are entitled to compensation for all harms suffered.
Wining a Product Liability Cases
Generally there are three ways to prove the existence of a defect in consumer product. (1) Defect in the manufactured items design. (2) Defect caused by faulty manufacturing of the product. (3) Labeling defect – failure to advise consumers of the proper use of the product, and or the failure to warn of all known dangers associated with the use of the product.
Recovery Available in Defective Product Claims
Victims of defective products are entitled to compensation for all harm suffered. Types of harm which may be compensable in defective product cases include the following…
- Recovery for all medical costs.
- Recovery for all future medical and rehabilitation case.
- Loss of income and loss of future earning capacity due to a long term injury or permanent disability.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of property and property damage.
Statute of Limitations for Civil Causes of Action Including Defective Products
The statute of limitations is the time period an injured victim has to file a personal injury lawsuit in the court of law. Generally a statute of limitations for a particular cases is based on the laws of the jurisdiction where the accident took place. In some instances victims have been able to file a claim despite the statute of limitations having run our in their cases. Examples of cases where the statute of limitations have been tolled (bypassed) include; plaintiff being under the legal age, mental of physical incapacitation of the victim, and when the injuries did not manifest themselves some time after the incident had taken place.
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