When you buy a product, you expect that product to perform to a certain standard and carry out the function for which it was designed. Occasionally, however, products have defects that cause them to break or malfunction. Usually, this will just be frustrating. However, in some cases, a defective product may injure you or a family member or could damage your property.
Under Australian law, you have a right to expect that the product is safe and ‘fit for the purpose’ for which it was manufactured.
If you have suffered loss, damage or injury because of an unsafe or defective product, you should find out whether you can claim compensation as soon as possible because there are usually strict time limits on these kinds of claims.
At Monaco Compensation Lawyers, we are experts in product liability claims. We have a team of lawyers who specialize in this area of the law. Three members of the team are Law Society of New South Wales Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law.
Our legal team is also highly regarded both in Australia and internationally. In 2018, we were awarded Australian Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year in both ACQ5 Global Awards and in CorporateINTL Global Awards. In addition, in the AI 2018 Global Excellence Awards, we won Most Outstanding Australian Compensation Law Firm.
We are also extremely committed to our clients. If we believe you have a valid claim, we will always allocate sufficient time and resources to handle your case appropriately. This is because the difference between winning and losing a product liability case often lies in the details.
We offer a free initial consultation where we meet with you and evaluate whether your claim is viable from a legal perspective.
Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 769 665 and our lawyers will provide you with free initial advice over the phone. Most importantly, you will speak to one of our legal experts the first time you call our office.
We believe that everyone should have access to legal representation irrespective of their financial situation.
Our No-Win – No-Fee Guarantee is designed to assist if your current financial circumstances might otherwise deny you access to legal representation. The scheme allows for payment of our legal costs to be postponed until after the successful conclusion of your claim. If you have a valid claim, we will offer you a No-Win – No-Fee contract. It is a simple and easy-to-understand document that we will provide you before we start work on your claim. We will also give you an estimate of our legal fees before any work commences.
Would you like a free initial consultation with a lawyer who is an expert in product liability claims?
If so, call us now on 1300 769 665.
Step 1: You call us or meet with us, explain what has happened to you, and we tell you whether we believe you have a valid legal claim.
Step 2: If we believe your claim is valid and agree to take on your case on a No-Win – No-Fee basis, we will arrange an appointment at one of our offices. If it is difficult for you to travel, we can arrange a home visit.
Step 3: We collect evidence to support your case. In product liability claims, this usually involves referring your case to an expert.
Step 4: We file your claim with the appropriate court or tribunal.
Step 5: We communicate with you in language you can understand and support you at every stage of your claim, including settlement conferences, mediations and court hearings.
For this reason, we need to know the extent of your injuries and the details of your situation before we can give you an estimate of what you may receive as compensation.
The reality is that the process a court uses to calculate damages in compensation cases is a complicated process. In most cases, the amount of compensation is determined by placing a monetary value on the gap between your life path before the injury and since the injury.
Once we understand the facts and have identified the legal issues in your case, we will be better able to estimate how long it will take to resolve your claim.
Under Australian law, the manufacturer is usually defined broadly as the company that:
Some of these laws are state- or territory-based, while others operate nationally. The time limit that applies to your case may depend on the state where you live.
For this reason, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible after you have been injured or your property has been damaged.
For example, this may be the case if you have life insurance, income protection insurance, or sickness and accident insurance, which may include provisions for compensation should you be injured in an accident. At MCL, we have a senior team of lawyers that are specialized in Superannuation/Total and Permanent Disability who can determine whether you are covered under the policy.
For more information about superannuation claims, please visit superannuation page. Call us today to talk to one of our experts at 1300 673 970
Our lawyers have the expertise and experience to take on the big insurance companies. We also have the financial muscle to go the distance against the limitless resources that can be deployed by the insurers.At MCL you will have your own lawyer, who will always be available to answer your questions and provide advice in relation to your claim.