Fujifilm, a prominent company in photography technologies, was established with the goal of creating leading technology for the community. Fujifilm has provided the community with exceptional products for many years. However, Fujifilm has recently recalled approximately 270,000 power adapter wall plugs for their digital cameras. The AC-5VF power adapter was sold with the following Fujifilm camera models:
The products listed above were sold at various location and online from October 2016 to January 2018. Why was the AC-5VF power adapter recalled? The company discovered that the power adapters can crack, break, and detach—while remaining in the wall. This creates shock hazards for those who own these power adapters. If you were injured because of Fujifilm’s defective power adapter, you must immediately seek the assistance of an electric shock lawsuit attorney. The attorneys at Downtown LA Law can help you file a lawsuit against Fujifilm and receive the compensation you deserve.
Downtown LA Law is a law firm dedicated to helping the unsuspecting victims of defective products. Our attorneys have extensive experience with product liability claims and can help you receive compensation after being injured by a defective product.
Can I file a Lawsuit?
If you were injured because of Fujifilm’s defective power adapter, you could file a lawsuit for your injuries. Since there are a few causes of actions available in lawsuits for defective products, you will need to speak with our attorneys for information on the cause of action that would be most beneficial to your claim. The most common cause of action is product liability. In a product liability claim, there must be one of the following:
- A defect in the product design
- A defect in the process of manufacturing the product
- A labeling defect
You must contact our attorneys as soon as possible to get all the information you need about filing a lawsuit for your injuries caused by a defective product.
Available Compensation for your Electric Shock Lawsuit
If you suffered injuries because of a company’s defective product, you might be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries if you file a defective product claim. Below, you will find a description of the different types of compensation that you might be eligible to receive:
- Medical expenses—this includes all medical bills acquired because of the injury caused by the defective product. You will be compensated for the costs of the medical attention you have already received as well as the medical attention that you will need in the future.
- Lost wages—in some cases, the victim’s injuries result in the victim being unable to work for a time. The victim might be unable to work temporarily or even permanently if the injuries are severe. If you are left unable to work, you will likely receive compensation for the total time you were unable to earn wages after your injury. If you are projected to be unable to work for a longer time, the amount of compensation you receive will be based on your wage history and projected earnings.
- Property damage—in some cases, the defective product can cause property damage in addition to physical injuries. If the defective power adapter caused an electrical fire in your home, you might be eligible to receive compensation for the property that was damaged.
- Pain and suffering—you might be able to receive compensation for the mental and emotional distressed caused by your injuries Some victims might be left with depression, anxiety, fear, and post-traumatic stress after a life-changing injury.
- Punitive damages—punitive damage is not a common form of compensation. If an attorney can prove that a company knew or should have known of the risk of injury to consumers and manufactured and distributed the product regardless of that knowledge, a lawsuit might result in punitive damage.
As you can see, there are many forms of compensation that a victim of a defective product might be eligible to receive. However, if you file a lawsuit, you should not expect to receive all the compensation listed above. The type of compensation that a victim is eligible to receive strictly depends on the specific details of the case. The amount of compensation that a victim receives also depends on the details of the case. An example of the details that affect the type and amount of compensation a victim is eligible to receive includes medical bills, severity and permanency of injuries, and the injuries’ effect on the victim’s life. For more information about the type of compensation you might be eligible to receive, you must immediately contact the electrical shock lawsuit attorneys at our law firm.
What Should You do to Prepare for a Defective Product Claim?
When you come across a defective product, your first instinct might be to contact the company for a replacement. In fact, Fujifilm’s power adapter recall urged those with the defective power adapter to return the product for a replacement. Although this seems to be practical, it can be counterproductive if you are interested in filing a lawsuit. If you were injured by Fujifilm’s defective power adapters, you must take the following steps to ensure you can file a defective product claim:
- Do not return the item to the manufacturer for a replacement or a refund.
If you return the item to the manufacturer, you will destroy the evidence that will prove that you were injured by the defective product.
- Do not try to fix the product yourself.
If you tamper with the product in any way or try to fix it yourself, you are also destroying evidence that can prove that you were injured by the defective product.
- Seek immediate medical attention.
Even if you do not think your injuries are severe, you must seek immediate medical attention.
- Keep records of all receipts and documentation.
You must keep records of all receipts and documents associated with your purchase of the product as well as the medical care you received.
If you have done everything mentioned above, you should be prepared to file a defective product claim for the injuries you sustained. You must also immediately contact an electric shock lawsuit attorney who can guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit against the company that caused your injuries after selling you a defective product.
Common Injuries Caused by Electric Shock
There are a few injuries associated with electric shock. These injuries include muscle and tissue damage, and external and internal burns. More serious injuries include heart attack, kidney damage, cataracts, and brain damage. These injuries can require extensive medical care and expensive treatment. Therefore, you must take immediate legal action to start the lawsuit process and receive the compensation you deserve.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
When filing a claim, you must always act with a sense of urgency. The California statute of limitations for filing s product liability personal injury claim is two years. Victims injured by defective products have two years from the date of their injury to file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations is a strict deadline that establishes the time in which a plaintiff must file a lawsuit. Although the statute of limitations is a strict timeline, you might be eligible for exceptions that might extend your statute of limitations. For more information on the specific details of the statute of limitations that applies to your claim, you must immediately contact our electrical shock lawsuit attorneys. If you do not act before the statute of limitations is over, you might lose your right to sue and receive compensation.
Downtown LA Law
Downtown LA Law is a law firm dedicated to helping those who have suffered injuries because of a defective product. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to handle your defective product claim successfully. If you sustained injuries because of Fujifilm’s defective power adapter that was recently recalled, you must immediately contact our electrical shock attorneys. Our attorneys sincerely care about you and understand how you have been affected they the defective product that caused your injuries. Let us help you fight for your rights to compensation—contact us today.
Our law firm believes that all victims of defective products should have access to legal services. Unfortunately, many people do not seek legal assistance because they believe that filing a lawsuit is too expensive. Although there are certain fees associated with taking legal action, our law firm is committed to doing everything possible to ensure that our clients have access to our services. Our law firm offers free consultations and free second opinions to every victim of a defective product. During free consultations, our attorneys will answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Our attorneys will give you all the information necessary to ensure you have a thorough understanding of the legal process and your legal situation. If you already have an attorney with another law firm, you might be interested in benefiting from a free second opinion. Many attorneys do not prioritize their clients and often rush through consultations, risking overlooking and neglecting key details that can affect the outcome of a lawsuit. If you are not willing to allow the incompetence of your current attorney decide the outcome of your case, you must immediately contact our law firm for a free second opinion. Our electrical shock lawsuit attorneys will help get your case back on the right track.
Our law firm provides all clients with a Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront fees for our legal services. Our law firm is also strictly based on contingency; therefore, you will only pay if our attorneys win your lawsuit. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain—contact our law firm today and schedule a free consultation.