Product Liability Lawyer in Birmingham, AL
Time Limits for Filing Product Liability Cases
It is reasonable to expect that the products we buy and use will perform
to our expectations and do so in a safe manner. Sometimes, however, products
may have defects or other unexpected dangers that may prove harmful to
the user. In these cases, the product’s manufacturer may be held
liable for any damages or injuries that occur from using the product,
but claims must be made in a timely manner.
If you have
sustained an injury while using a product, there is a limit to the amount of time you have
to file a claim. These time limits, called the “statute of limitations,” vary
from state to state. The time limit usually begins when the person who
was injured first discovers their injuries, but could also be as soon
as when the injury was actually sustained, under what is known as the
Here in Alabama, action must be taken within two years from the discovery
of the injury. Most states allow for 1-3 years, while some states, like North Dakota,
allow as many as 11 years to pass from the date of manufacture. Some states
also have “statutes of repose,” which bar actions that are
not brought forth within a certain time period after an event has occurred.
For over 25 years, Glenda Cochran Associates, Attorneys at Law has fought
on behalf of the injured, successfully recovering millions for our clients.
If you think that you may have a
product liability claim, beat the statute of limitations by contacting our Birmingham product
liability attorneys as soon as possible!