Product Liability Lawyer
Every year, dangerous and defective products cause serious illnesses, injuries, and property damage. In egregious cases, they can even cause death. These injuries could have been avoided if the products were properly designed, manufactured, and tested or if the manufacturers, wholesalers, and retail stores who sold the products had followed the law and correctly warned users of the product dangers.
Because product liability laws require these companies to ensure that their products are safe for their intended use, and consumers are adequately warned of the associated dangers, injured victims may have the right to hold them liable for the physical, emotional, and financial damages suffered from using the products.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, contact us today to schedule a confidential, in-person meeting to discuss the claim and your legal options.
What Are Some Common Products That Can be Defective and Cause Harm?
Some of the most common products that can be defective and cause harm include, but are not limited to:
- Auto motive vehicles
- Car seats
- Chemical processing equipment
- Children’s products & toys
- Construction equipment
- Cranes & hoists
- Defective medical devices
- Gas handling equipment
- Heating equipment
- Industrial machinery
- Medical devices & medical equipment
Who is Responsible For The Harm Caused by Defective Products?
The individual or entity that created marketed, or made the product available to consumers may be held responsible for injuries those products cause. This can include but is not limited to designers, manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and retailers.
How Are Product Liability Cases Evaluated?
Product liability investigations typically involve extensive laboratory testing and analyses to identify the root cause of the defect and compliance with OSHA regulations and applicable standards (UL, ANSI, ASME, ASTM, CFR).
A highly qualified team of experts with experience in the design and manufacture of consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment is usually required.
Accordingly, retention and development of well-qualified and credible experts including:
- Industrial engineers
- Building systems
- Mechanical engineers
- Product design
- Medical and biomedical engineers
- Industry controls
- Electrical engineers
- Marine engineers
- Automotive engineers & crash experts
- Facility engineers & workplace safety experts
And other experts are essential to a successful claim.
What Types of Damages Are Available in Product Liability Cases?
If a dangerous or defective product has injured you or a loved one, you may be able to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
- Wrongful death damages, including loss of companionship, funeral costs, and lost financial support
- Punitive damages
- Any other damages by statute and deemed fair and just by the Court
Consult With a Product Liability Attorney
If a dangerous or defective product has injured you or a loved one, it is essential to seek legal assistance. You may have grounds to file a lawsuit seeking damages.
It is also possible that your case may already be a part of an existing class action, lawsuit, or MDL. Since a statute of limitation could impact your rights, it is essential to consult with an attorney promptly. Contact our lawyers to discuss your claim, legal rights, and options.