product liability lawyerProduct Liability Cases

If you or a loved one were hurt because of a defective product, we can help.  We have handled products liability cases for over 35 years.  We know the law and we know how to win cases involving dangerous or defective products.

What is a product?

A product is a manufactured item.  Examples of products that can be defective are cars, bicycles, playground equipment, saws, grinders, airplanes, chairs, and ladders.  If you were hurt using a product, you may be able to recover for your medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.

What is a defective product?

A product can be defective because of the way it was manufactured or designed. A product can also be defective if the manufacturer didn’t give people warnings about the product’s dangers.  Almost any product may be defective.

A product contains a manufacturing defect if it was made differently than the design called for, or differently from the other products in the same line.  For example, a manufacturer makes 200,000 faucets.  Unfortunately, the faucet in one person’s home cracks when he turns off the water and his hand is sliced open.  His faucet broke because there were bubbles in the porcelain, and over time it cracked.  The faucet was made wrong.

A product contains a design defect if the product doesn’t perform as safely as an ordinary consumer would expect.  For example, without clear misuse people don’t expect their faucet to break or their sedan to roll over.  Faucets can be made of metal so they won’t break, and cars can be designed not to roll with everyday use.  We could give hundreds of other examples.

A product may be defective if the manufacturer didn’t give adequate warnings about the product.  For example, if a ladder collapses when someone is using it, the person weighed 250 pounds, the ladder was only safe for someone under 200 pounds, and the ladder manufacturer didn’t warn consumers of the weight restriction, there was a failure to warn.

What Should You Do?

If you think you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, call us and find out your rights.  Don’t guess about whether you can be compensated.  Call us and let our experienced products liability lawyers help you.

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