Product Liability

When you buy a product, you hold certain expectations. You expect your purchase to be of decent quality, to perform certain functions, and — first and foremost — to be safe to use as intended. Most of us don’t give much thought to these criteria until we come across a product that doesn't meet them. If this has happened to you, it may be time to file a product liability claim.

Product Liability Lawsuits

From the perspective of a consumer, the goal of a product liability lawsuit is to claim compensation for any harm or inconvenience a faulty product has caused them, as well as to help ensure the injustice does not continue for future buyers. At its core, the concept of product liability is actually quite noble — by calling attention to such a concern today, the consumer could be protecting future buyers for years to come.

However, product liability claims can be abused, and part of my job as an attorney is getting to the truth of the issue at hand. For instance, if a consumer buys a product, alters it, then gets hurt as a result of their own alteration, the manufacturer of the original product should not be held responsible for that injury.

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Determining Fault for Product-Related Issues

Product liability cases tend to involve a fair amount of “he said, she said.” It is up to the parties involved to give honest accounts of what happened, and it is up to their attorneys to present their cases effectively. As the attorney attempts to get to the root of the issue, they will need to know how and when the injury occurred. Then, based on the accounts given, they will work to determine fault, negotiate with the opposing side, and arrive at a fair resolution.

If you’re unsure who is at fault in regard to your product-related issue, consider the general rules of thumb outlined below:

The product designer, manufacturer, or seller may be at fault when:

  • There is a flaw in the product’s overall design
  • A specific product or group of products is poorly manufactured
  • Appropriate warnings are not put in place for the product

The consumer may be at fault when:

  • They alter the product before using it
  • They use the product in a way the manufacturer warns against
  • They behave negligently or with little regard to their own safety

Of course, product liability cases are rarely black and white. That’s why it’s crucial to go into negotiations thoroughly prepared. By hiring an experienced product liability attorney, you can be more knowledgeable about the claims process and increase your chances of resolving your issue amicably.

Tell Me Your Story

My mission as a product liability and personal injury attorney is always to get to the root of the issue — to find the truth and hold the appropriate party accountable. Whether you’re a consumer who has been wrongfully harmed or a product designer, manufacturer, or seller being blamed for an event outside your control, I’m ready to hear your story. Let’s work together to uncover the truth.