No one should ever have to worry about whether or not a product that they purchase will cause harm to themselves or their family members. Unfortunately, faulty products find their way into American households on a regular basis. When this happens, families are often able to secure compensation for what happened through product liability lawsuits. However, there are various timelines in place the victims need to be aware of when it comes to filing these lawsuits. Here, the Charlotte product liability lawyers at Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC want to discuss the statute of limitations and the statute of repose.
The North Carolina Statute Of Repose For Product Liability Cases
When it comes to defective product cases, every state also has a statute of repose in place. This statute of repose is the deadline in place that allows for lawsuits against manufacturers of defective products for only a limited amount of time after the product first goes up for sale.
The statute of repose can affect a person’s ability to file a claim even if their claim is within the three-year statute of limitations in place in North Carolina for personal injury cases. The statute of limitations begins running the date the injury occurs. However, if a victim is injured by a product towards the end of or passed that product’s statute of repose, then it may very well be too late to file a personal injury claim.
Contact a Charlotte Product Liability Lawyer
If you or somebody you love has sustained an injury or illness caused by a defective product, contact the team at Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC for help with your case today. Their Charlotte product liability attorneys pledge to conduct a full investigation into the incident so they can secure the compensation they deserve. This can include coverage of your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and more.