- DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS -
Chances are if you are injured while using any type of product, you may have a “products liability” claim. A products liability case is a claim against the manufacturer of a product for negligence or breach of certain warranties that are made to the public. A defective product can be anything from your car’s seat belt or car roof to defective furniture or gym equipment.
Examples of products which may cause injury are:
Automobiles (egs. defective seat belts, roof structures, brakes and breaks) Airplanes Construction and Maintenance tools (egs.saws, lawnmowers, ladders and power tools) Chemicals Drug and Medical Devices Gym equipment Personal water crafts and boats Falling objects Elevators Furniture (egs. cribs, glass tables, chairs and tables)
The lawyers at SLG consult with the most reputable engineers who help us analyze the product and examine the adequacy of the product’s design, manufacture, and durability. We will look to see not only if the product was defective, but also whether it was negligently designed or manufactured. Companies often sacrifice safety to cut costs. The attorneys at SLG have experience in discovering the cost saving tactics and exposing them to juries in a court of law.
If you are injured by a
product, below are some
suggestions that may be
appropriate to your case:
With defective products cases, it is sometimes important to preserve the product or if you do not own the product, contact our attorneys so that we can put the Defendant on notice of “spoliation.” If the court finds that the Defendants “spoliated” any evidence, there is a presumption that they did so in order to hide evidence of their wrongdoing. If the product is destroyed or lost, the attorneys at our office will often purchase the same product and have it analyzed by a team of our experts and engineers.
The trial attorneys at SLG have significant trial experience regarding injuries sustained from the use of products. Our number one goal is to protect your interests and get you compensated for your losses.
Depending upon the facts of your case, we may seek several forms of damages, including:
Oftentimes your spouse may also suffer with you, even though he /she was not directly involved in the accident. In such case, may also be able to seek damages for your husband, wife, or survivors. A lot of times, proving these damages requires consulting with and hiring certain experts. We work with the best experts and have the resources and finances to back your case from start to finish. If you have been injured, contact SLG.