Accidents in the Home
If You’ve Been Hurt, Our Salem Product Liability Lawyers Can Help!
Every year, thousands of ordinary Oregonians are injured by defective or dangerous products in their homes. The office of Elmer & Brunot, PC, can file a product liability case on your behalf if you have been injured by an unsafe or defective consumer product.
You may also have claim even when there are no personal injuries but your property has been damaged. Finally, if a defective product caused the fatal accident of a loved one, you may also have a product liability claim.
Household Items Involving Safety Defects
In Oregon, the sellers, designers, and manufacturers of defective and dangerous products can all be sued for the injuries and property damages that their products cause. At the law offices of Elmer & Brunot, PC, we have extensive experience representing clients who have been injured in the privacy of their home.
There are a variety of potentially defective and dangerous products in every home. Product liability accidents in the home may involve:
- Smoke detectors
- Electric or gas stoves
- Home construction materials
- Defective appliances
- Unsafe toys
- Bunk beds
- Infant cribs
Time Limitations on Filing a Product Liability Claim
In general, Oregon residents who have been injured by a defective or dangerous product in the home have two years to file a personal injury or property damage claim. With some exceptions, residents of Oregon who suffered an injury from a defective or dangerous product that was purchased more than ten years ago may not file a claim.
There are certain exceptions to these time limits for breast implants, asbestos-related illnesses and gas tank defects in some trucks. Only an attorney familiar with the facts in your unique situation can accurately determine if you have a product liability case.
Accidents in the Home Are Especially Dangerous
When defective products have placed your family at risk, seek help. Stand up for yourself by challenging the negligent actions of the responsible parties. We offer free consultations and only charge you attorneys’ fees only if we successfully recover a settlement or win an award. We get paid only if you do.