If you have suffered damages which include personal injury because of a defect in a product you have used, you might qualify for a defective products claim. One of the important aspects of a products liability claim is to determine to what extent you have been injured or sustained damages, and what are the extent of your losses. If these are comparatively minor then it might not be worth the time and money for you to pursue a claim. Furthermore, you’ll be hard pressed to find a personal injury lawyer who will be willing to take up your case.

No Facts Left Unclosed

The exception to this is if the product has caused extensive damages in which situation you may be able to join other plaintiffs in a class action suit, something no personal injury law firm will ever turn down. Conversely, if the damages are considerable, then you have a solid case. In this situation, you should carefully list your losses and damages with relevant documentation and proof right from inception of your lawsuit to avoid them being denied at a later stage.


This is not the time embellishment either. If you exaggerate in one area, the opposition or even the law firm on your side may ask you to refine your work and may not believe the other information you have delivered too them.

Everything Considered

Damages are nothing but a legal term for the monetary compensation paid to you the plaintiff as the outcome of a lawsuit. Damages could be either compensation for losses and injury sustained, or as a form of punishment to the defendant for the wrongdoing, or both. Whatever the head, all damages ultimately equate to dollar terms.

A State Issue

If you are claiming damages under products liability law, your claim will be governed by state law because products liability is a state issue. The kind of damages you can claim and the amount of your claim will depend on where the action occurred and the local laws prevailing. However in all states, the basic categories of damages are the same.