Thoughts on Product Liability

Product Liability

Product liability is an area of the Personal Injury law that has to deal with injuries due to defective products. Corporations and manufacturers that produce or sell products that are used by the people owe a responsibility to ensure that their products will not injure the persons using these products. Product liability is an area of the law that assists people who have been injured by unsafe products, or the survivors of those who may have died as the result of an unsafe product. Most lawyers will help you obtain a recovery for the injury or death. The term ‘products” can include anything used by, or that comes in contact with a human being, including but not limited to: machinery, medicine, food, motor vehicles, household appliances, toys, tools and clothing.

What to do when you’re Injured

If you believe you have been injured due to an unsafe product, find yourself a qualified lawyer to discuss the matter. It is crucial that you contact a quaified legal professional soon as possible. In the meantime, avoid discussing the matter with strangers, representatives of the manufacturing company, distributor or retailer and/or their insurance companies. Anything you might say to them, without the advice of counsel, may be used against you in a Court of Law. That could be harmful to your case.

What are my attorney fees?

Attorney fees in product liability cases are the same as in any other personal injury case. The fees are based on a percentage of any amounts recovered and are contingent on your receiving a Court, jury or arbitration award or a settlement. At most law offices, they will discuss this with you at the very first meeting and will provide you with a written agreement so you will be comfortable knowing what the fee arrangement with us will be. Often the lawyers do not receive any fee if you do not receive a recovery. In other words, they get paid only if they recover for you.


CASES THAT FALL UNDER THIS CATEGORY:

Death and /or injuries from:

  • prescription Drugs
  • food poison
  • dangerous chemicals
  • defective machines
  • defective consumer products
  • defective automobile tires
  • herbal medicine
  • defective biotech medical devices
  • defective artificial hip joints
  • chemical and cosmetic exposure
  • toxic material
  • motor vehicle defects (e.g. roll over SUV’s)
  • hazardous waste and pesticide exposure
  • lead poisoning
  • defective heart valves
  • asbestos

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