The Firm focuses a significant part of its practice on representing individuals who have been seriously injured or killed as the result of defective products. Our mission in pursuing
products liability cases is to obtain just compensation for our injured clients and to create an economic incentive for those manufacturing companies to produce safe products and provide
sufficient warning of the dangers of their products, ultimately resulting in the saving of lives.
A product may be “defective” (i.e., unreasonably dangerous) in one of three ways. First, it can have a manufacturing defect. This is an unintended flaw in the product. Usually, only a small percentage of a manufacturer’s products contain manufacturing defects. Such defects are easy to identify because the product differs from other similar products in the line. Second, and perhaps most common, a product can be defective because it was improperly designed. The theory is that the manufacturer should have adopted a different design – perhaps an additional safety feature – that would have reduced the risk of accidental injury. Third, a product can be defective because it was not accompanied by adequate warnings and/or instructions. You do not necessarily have to prove that the manufacturer, seller or distributor was "negligent" in order to make out a successful “products liability” claim. “Products liability” claims are often called "strict liability" claims and can be established even without the presence of negligence.
The Firm represents consumers who have been seriously injured or killed by defective products, including in the following areas:
- Vehicle rollovers
- Tire defects
- Seat belt/air bag defects
- Post-collision fires
- Electrical injuries
- Industrial plant injuries
- Defective drugs