The Far Reaching Effects of Products Liability Litigation
You’ve most likely heard the argument at some point that America is becoming increasingly more litigious. The marque story to prove this argument is the McDonald’s coffee lawsuit and the presumed insanity it entailed. As with most arguments however, there is much more to the story than meets the eye, and although parties may be incentivized to file suits based on their own interests this system does have external benefits. Even in cases that may seem as absurd as the McDonald’s case it is clear that there are multiple benefactors, not just the plaintiff and their lawyers.
Why is Litigious not a Bad Word?
The first thing that should be noted is that the laws of Utah and the rest of the country are relatively reasonable, although it may seem like the McDonald’s case was ridiculous and any law that allowed that plaintiff to when is absurd, in reality the case was much more complex than popular thought realizes and once all the facts are understood more clearly it makes a little more sense. That being said when a person files a products liability claim stating that a product on the market is not safe there has to be some real proof backing that up. Of course when there is a real problem with a product and it has injured someone then obviously that person should be made whole by the party that injured them. The beauty of the system though is not only does it provide relief for the injured party but it also provides incentives to the injuring party to make sure that they product is safe and that they fix any issues they run into.
Products Liability Attorney in Utah
So if you have been injured by a faulty product it is important that you seek recourse and not just for yourself, but for the next consumer as well. If parties are not “litigious” then issues don’t get resolved and the system isn’t allowed to function as it has been designed. For help understanding your rights, getting the relief you deserve, and holding companies liable, contact Salcido Law Firm today. We can help you with all your products liability needs in Utah.