General Product Liability
Injuries which are the result of a defective product are challenging to pursue. Frequently statutes and case law that describe strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, fraud, and prohibited deceptive trade practices are involved. These cases generally concern whether appropriate warnings were given to users or consumers of products. Design and design testing often come into play, as does compliance with statutes and regulations governing safety. Toy defect cases are particularly challenging, but if we can help stop one child from being injured in the future by fighting for our clients, then the fight is worth it. We have experience with electric can openers that have caught fire, pop cans that have exploded in the face of a child, and insect spray that ignited and caused third degree burns. We have also helped people who have been injured due to automotive product defects.
Product liability claims often involve construction equipment, tractors, bulldozers, overhead cranes, motorized carts, lift trucks, ladders, scaffolding, pharmaceuticals, smoke detectors, medical supplies, pallet packaging, automotive ignitions, hand saws and hand tools, bicycles, surgical implants, and food.