Learn more about your legal options by chatting with a representative now.Without a doubt, consumers who own the chair – but who haven’t been affected by the defect – should follow the suggestion of stopping the use of the chair and returning the chair to a Rite Aid store for a refund. Although everyone should stop using the defective product immediately, parties that suffered any harm as a direct result of the defective chair should not even consider returning the product to a Rite Aid store. On the contrary, parties that have suffered harm in association with the defective product should explore the possibility of taking legal action against Rite Aid. Did you or a member of your family suffer any injuries as a direct result of the defective product negligently made available for consumers to purchase? If so, you might have grounds to pursue a claim. If you would like to learn more about your right to file a claim – specifically a product liability claim – against Rite Aid for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance from the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling product liability claims and holding companies liable for the defective products that cause harm to innocent and unsuspecting consumers. If you are in need of legal assistance after suffering any type of harm due to a defective product, do not hesitate to contact us immediately. We are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. To discuss your claim with our experts, contact us today.
The Significance of Fall and Injury Risks Associated with the Defective ChairsAs explained above, the defective product has only resulted in a minor bruise and a laceration. However, just because the reported injuries seem to be insignificant, we cannot disregard the possibility of victim suffering severe injuries. It is possible for unsuspecting parties to suddenly fall and suffer a number of injuries, including but not limited to the following: head injuries, sprains, strains, and fractures, for example. Although falling from a chair might not seem like something to worry about, a fall can potentially lead to injuries. Regardless of how minor the injuries suffered appear to be, it is important that injured parties and other affected parties are aware of their right to hold the liable parties accountable for their actions and pursue claims.
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Product Liability and the Duty towards ConsumersBased on product liability, companies have to ensure that all their products are completely safe for their intended use prior to making their products available for purchase. More specifically, all companies have a duty of care towards their consumers. They must ensure that their products are safe for their consumers. This means that companies are responsible for subjecting their products to many tests and inspections to ensure that any hazards present in their products are identified and addressed prior to allowing consumers to access their products. When companies fail to take the appropriate action to ensure that their products are safe to be used, they can contribute to the harm that their consumers suffer.
Do I Have the Right to File a Product Liability Claim?Based on product liability, injured parties have the right to pursue product liability claims given that the harm that they suffered was a direct result of a defect in a product’s design, labeling, or manufacturing. According to the recall, the metal frame of the folding chairs can suddenly bend. Affected parties will likely have grounds to sue, if the defect is associated with poor design or poor manufacturing (i.e. using subpar materials). If you would like to learn more about your right to sue Rite Aid if you or a member of your family was injured by the defective patio folding chairs that have since been recalled, do not hesitate to contact our law firm immediately to discuss the possibility of pursuing a claim. Our defective product experts will lead you every step of the way.
Could I Recover Compensation?If you suffer any type of harm due to a defective product, you could be eligible to recover compensation. How much compensation could you recover? What type of compensation could you receive? In general, the type and amount of compensation that you are eligible to receive will always depend on the details of your claim. Some of the compensation that might be available for recovery could include the following: medical costs; lost earnings; pain and suffering; loss of consortium; punitive damages. When you allow the experts at our law firm to handle your product liability claim against Rite Aid, you can be certain that there will always be someone aggressively fighting for your right to sue and recover compensation. Our product liability lawyers are dedicated to helping you recover the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim.
Is My Claim Subject to a Statute of Limitations?All personal injury claims, including defective product claims, are subject to statutes of limitations. A statute of limitations determines the length of time that determines the specific length of time that claimants have to pursue their claims. If claims are not filed within the timeline established by the statute of limitations, claimants will lose their right to pursue a lawsuit. What statute of limitations applies to your product liability claim? In the state of California, product liability claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations – meaning that the parties affected by defective products only have two years to file their claims. Although the statute of limitations is strict, exceptions could apply. Certain details, such as the age of the affected victim, among many others, could affect the statute. More specifically, certain details could pause the statute of limitations, essentially giving claimants more time to sue. To ensure that claimants do not lose their right to sue, it is essential that they have a thorough understanding of the statute of limitations that applies to their claim. Because of the importance of understanding the applicable statute of limitations, we always recommend that the parties interested in pursuing claims meet with an attorney to discuss the possible statute of limitations that applies to their claims.
Injured by a Defective Product – What Should I Do?Whether you were injured by the defective folding chairs sold by Rite Aid or any other defective product, it is essential that you take the appropriate actions immediately. Unfortunately, many people fail to take the appropriate action immediately after being harmed by a defective product which results in essentially decreasing the likelihood of reaching a successful claim outcome. Immediately after being harmed by a defective product, it is essential that victim and their families do the following:
- Stop using the defective product
- Seek medical attention for all injuries sustained
- Take photos of any visible injuries
- Take photos of the defective product, making sure that the defect (the bent metal frame) is clear
- Contact Rite Aid to report the defective product and the injuries that were sustained
- Do not accept a refund, a free repair, or a free replacement
- Do not send the defective product back to the company
- Do not try to repair the defective product yourself (do not tamper with it whatsoever as the company might try to blame the defect on you)
- Gather purchase records
- Gather medical records
- Gather all other records associated with the losses resulting from the harm suffered (such as lost wages, for example)
- Contact a defective product attorney