If you have been injured by a defective product, no matter how large the scale, it’s in your best interests to involve an experienced product liability attorney.
Manufacturers and sellers have an obligation to design and market products that are free from dangerous defects. Unfortunately, for the sake of corporate profits, many items are not properly designed or tested before they enter the marketplace, resulting in thousands of people being seriously injured every year from product liability.
Consumers who purchase defective products or workers who work with faulty machinery pay the price with their health and, sometimes, their lives. Federal and state governments have enacted extensive and complex product safety laws as well as statutes that provide recourse for those injured by defective products.
Types of Product Liability Cases
Product liability cases can differ, depending on where the defect or danger originates:
- Manufacturing Defects – A product such as a machine or an automobile may be defective because it was not manufactured properly. A critical weakness in the material used or an error in the way parts were assembled can cause the product to malfunction and accidents to occur.
- Design Defects – Manufacturers must design safe products for all of the product’s foreseeable uses. The design of every product, from automobiles to can openers and lawn mowers, must take into consideration how it will be used and who will use it. Improper design of a product can be the cause of injury or death.
- Defective Warnings – Manufacturers of products should know that a particular use of a product may pose certain dangers. Manufacturers have a duty to effectively communicate appropriate and necessary warnings as well. If a necessary warning is not available with the product or it is not effectively communicated, an injury or death may be the consequence.
Regardless of how necessary the dangers, should they exist, manufacturers and marketers are responsible for making sure that consumers are properly warned. Product recalls can curb the danger, but they usually come after the fact, when people have already been harmed.
Prevailing in Product Liability Lawsuits
Product liability cases can be complex, involving sophisticated design, engineering, manufacturing, and product safety questions.
Sommers Schwartz has handled many landmark product liability cases over the past 40 years, representing people and families injured by a variety of defective products, including automobiles, airplanes, factory machinery, and consumer goods. We have the resources, experience, and commitment to challenge big corporations and big defense firms, all the way from the initial investigation through to trial.
Sommers Schwartz takes on the big cases – your case – to obtain damages and recoveries commensurate with the injuries that defective products cause. We know the law behind each case, but more importantly, we investigate and master the technical design and manufacturing issues to persuade judges and juries where products fall short and endanger lives.
When you need an accomplished product liability lawyer on your side, you need Sommers Schwartz.