How Does a Product Recall Impact a Personal Injury Case?

October 30, 2013  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

If you’re facing a personal injury case because of a defective product you may be wondering whether a company’s decision to recall that product has any bearing on your case.
Don’t worry! A product recall is certainly not going to hurt your case.
A product recall cannot, for example, simply make your case go away. The product has already hurt you. The recall simply helps to reduce the number of injuries that the product may cause to other people in the future.
If anything, if the recall notice may be treated as an admission of responsibility on the part of the manufacturer, though they aren’t always admissible in court. Your personal injury attorney can advise you on whether or not the recall will have a positive impact on your case.
Of course, if you’re injured after a product has already been recalled the situation changes quite a bit. If you keep using a recalled product after the notice has gone out then you are assuming the risks associated with using it. This is a good reason for keeping your eye out for recall notices for any products you use on a regular basis.
If you’ve been injured by a defective product you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t face high medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering alone. Call our office to discuss your case with our personal injury attorneys who will take you seriously. Barna, Guzy & Steffen has been serving the Minneapolis metro area for over 75 years, and we’re ready to help you, too.