Thousands of injuries occur each year due to defective or malfunctioning products.
Product Liability law helps protect individuals who have been injured by a product.
Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring their products are safe before marketing them and selling them to consumers. If there are any reasonable dangers related to the product, the manufacturers and distributors must offer clear warnings. If they do not, they could be liable for any injuries the product causes.
Some of the most common product liability claims we see are a result of:
- Auto vehicles or parts
- Medical devices
- Lawn and outdoor equipment
- Children’s toys
Product liability cases are often complex.
A person needs to prove that a product was the cause of their injury, and that product was defective.
Contacting an experienced product liability attorney will help your claim.
It is also important to preserve any evidence you can. This includes, the defective product, receipts, photos and seeking medical help to document your injuries.
If you were injured due to a defective product you may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages.
- Medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Property damages
- Other related expenses
- Pain and suffering
Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product
It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers. If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist. A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering.
For a free legal consultation, call 412-661-1400
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights. Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.