Pittsburgh Defective Product Attorney
Defective Products – Product Liability
When you suffer a serious injury caused by a defective product, the experience can be extremely traumatic. No one can reverse the past, but Dallas can help you obtain a fair recovery. The personal injury lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. are experienced in handling many types of product liability cases.
What is Product Liability?
Product liability can be when a manufacturer or seller is being held responsible for placing a defective product into the hands of a consumer. Responsibility for a defective product that caused injury can lie with all sellers of the product including:
- the manufacturer
- a manufacturer of component parts
- the wholesaler
- the retail store that sold to the end consumer
The law requires that a product meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer. If a product has an unexpected defect or danger, and has caused an injury, it may be defective and if you or a loved one has been injured, you may be entitled to a financial recovery.
Types of Product Defects
There are three types of defects that might cause injury: design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects.
Design defects are present in a product from the beginning before it is manufactured. A design defect is some flaw in the design of a product that makes it unreasonably dangerous. For example if high chair was designed with three legs, so it tipped over very easily – that would be a design defect.
Manufacturing defects are those that occur in the course of a product’s manufacture or assembly. For example if a car were missing a part that would help cool the engine and the car caught fire, that would be a manufacturing defect.
Marketing defects are flaws in the way a product is marketed, such as improper labeling, false advertising, insufficient instructions, or inadequate safety warnings. The most famous product liability case involved a woman who was burned by hot coffee. Today, many coffee cups as well as other food containers are printed with warning labels.
Defective Products at Work in Pennsylvania or Ohio
When you go to work every day, you have the right to expect that the equipment you work with has been tested and proven safe for your use. Manufacturers of industrial equipment are held to many of the same high standards for product safety and warnings as any producer of consumer products. When you start work every day, you don’t give up your civil rights.
If you have been injured because of a defective or dangerous product on your job, you are entitled to apply for workers’ compensation benefits. But you may also be entitled to seek additional compensation from the manufacturer held liable for the defect or improper warnings. These are typically called “third-party” liability claims. The amount you recover in an insurance settlement or jury award in this type of lawsuit can make up the full amount of losses when workers’ compensation benefits fall short.
Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. is your single source for helping you get the money benefits you need after being injured on the job. In addition to aggressive representation to help you fight for an initial workers’ comp claim or appeal a denied claim, our attorneys apply nearly 25 years of trial experience to help you fight for full and fair money damages from the manufacturer held liable for your injuries.
- Dangerous and defective industrial equipment
- Insufficient warning labels
- Dangerous chemicals
- Improper or insufficient training
- Improper installation
Examples of Cases
The attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. have helped hundreds of people who have been injured due to the negligence of a product or another party. Almost any product can be defective. Some common products that have been known to be defective can include:
- Heavy Equipment
- Car Seats
- Baby Equipment
- Lawn mowers
- Dangerous Drugs
- Space Heaters
- Electrical Devices
- Work Related Equipment
- Gym Equipment
- Medical Equipment
- IVC Filters
If you were hurt at work by a piece of unsafe equipment that has been altered, you may have a product liability claim. Product Liability cases are complex, so it is important that you contact an experienced lawyer like Dallas Hartman right away. An experienced attorney will review your case and investigate the product immediately before it can be lost, altered or destroyed.
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