If you suffered injuries because of a defective product, the Pittsburgh team from Berger and Green can help. We offer free case reviews and can help you pursue compensation from the product manufacturer. Call us today at 412-661-1400.
We handle all products liability cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe us no attorney’s fees or costs unless we negotiate a settlement or win a payout in your case. Call Berger and Green today at 412-661-1400 for your complimentary consultation with a member of our Pittsburgh team.
We Can Help You Understand Products Liability Laws and Your Rights
Under state and federal laws as well as industry guidelines, 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 injuries the product causes its users to suffer.
Our founding partner, Lawrence B. Green, has more than 40 years of experience fighting for the rights of injured clients and their families. We can handle any type of defective product or product liability case. This includes injuries that occur because:
- A product was poorly designed
- A product has a manufacturing defect
- A product has inadequate or absent instructions
- A product lacked appropriate warnings
For example, imagine you were using a power tool when it malfunctioned and injured your hand. As a result, you needed emergency surgery and missed several months of work. A products liability lawyer in Pittsburgh, PA can help build a case showing the product has a defect that caused your injuries and pursue compensation for the expenses and losses you suffered as a result.
Let Berger and Green Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
If you or a loved one sustained injuries because of a defective product in a Pittsburgh accident, our team can help investigate the product defect, identify any similar cases, and take legal action to pursue compensation.
When you enlist the help of our team, you can expect us to:
- Fight to protect your rights
- Manage all communication related to your case
- Answer your questions and keep you up-to-date about the status of your case
- Investigate what happened, how, and why to prove liability
- Enlist the help of engineers, industry experts, and others to support your case
- Document your injury-related expenses and losses
- Attempt to negotiate an out-of-court settlement, when appropriate
- Litigate your case when that is the best option for recovering adequate compensation
If your injuries are particularly severe, you may also qualify for Social Security Disability. We can evaluate your qualifications and help you apply for Social Security Disability benefits. You may still qualify for monthly payments from Social Security Disability Insurance even if you win compensation in your civil case.
Recoverable Damages in a Pittsburgh Products Liability Case
While we will not know the specific damages that may be available to you until we’ve investigated the details of your case, some of the most common types of damages available in Pittsburgh, PA, products liability cases include:
- Medical treatment
- Ongoing care
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Other related costs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Wrongful Death Damages
If you or a loved one sustained fatal injuries because of a defective product, you may be eligible to pursue additional damages through a wrongful death and survival claims action. This could result in additional compensation to cover expenses like burial and funeral costs.
There Is a Short Deadline for Taking Legal Action
Pennsylvania law requires legal claims pertaining to products liability to be filed within two years of the accident that caused your injuries. This is one reason we encourage you to reach out to us as soon as possible after an accident.
It is important that you store the product and any related materials — the manual, instructions, packaging, and accessories — until we need it as a part of our investigation into your case. Having the defective product will be integral to building a strong case against the manufacturer.
Reach out to our team today to get started. If you are still undergoing treatment, you can ask a trusted family member to give us a call. A products liability lawyer in Pittsburgh, PA can meet with you at the hospital or your home.
Talk to a Products Liability Lawyer in Pittsburgh, PA
If you sustained injuries because of a defective product accident, the Berger and Green team may be able to help. We understand what you need to know about products liability, and will pursue the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at 412-661-1400 for your free case review. A member of our Pittsburgh products liability team is standing by to discuss your case and your legal options.