If you have been injured after using a
defective product, you may have a valid case to demonstrate that you deserve to receive
financial compensation. Keep in mind that in Massachusetts, there is a
time limit with regards to how long you have to file this claim, which
is three years. This is called the statute of limitations.
While you can initiate a lawsuit at any time during this three-year period,
we at Flanagan & Associates recommend that you get the process started
as soon as possible. For one thing, a judge may question the validity
of your claim and the extent of your injuries the longer you wait.
When Does the Time Limit Begin?
The statute of limitations begins from the day that the actual injury occurred.
For example, if you suffered a fracture from a defective automobile part,
you would have three years to file, beginning on the day that the fracture happened.
Some injuries, however, do not surface right away. Brain injuries are one
example. The air bags failed to engage and you sustained a blow to the
head in a car collision. There have been some cases where a person has
suffered a brain injury without realizing how much harm has been done.
In fact, even seemingly mild injuries, such as concussions, can have devastating effects.
Manufacturers Always Try to Avoid Liability
Large corporations are known for employing aggressive defense teams to
deny their responsibility or limit liability. Not to mention, there may
be several companies involved in the chain of distribution—from
the design and creation, to the
manufacturing, and to the marketing and sales of the product. These types of cases can
often be tricky to litigate, but our Quincy injury lawyers who are not
afraid to take on larger and more complex cases.
If you believe you have a claim, do not hesitate to
contact us! Flanagan & Associates is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
to receive your call.