Product liability refers to the legal liability a manufacturer or seller has for producing or placing a dangerous or injurious product in the hands of consumers who then sustain injury while using the product. Product liability may be due to a manufacturer mistake, or a dangerous product design, or failure to provide adequate warning.
Damages or injuries suffered by you because of a product you used may be grounds for a product liability claim. In looking at the validity of your claim, ask these questions: 1) Does the product demonstrate an obvious defect? 2) Were you injured by the product or did you suffer loss or losses? 3) Did the product defect cause you injury? 4) Were you using the product as it was intended to be used?
Over the last 35 years, the lawyers at Kerrigan Estess Rankin Mcleod & Thompson have pursued and prosecuted many product liability cases to trial. One particular case resulted in the redesign of construction crane equipment to prevent a repeat of the horrible injury our client suffered. These cases are difficult and require the expertise of engineers and investigators, all of which we have at our disposal.
If you or someone in your family has suffered an injury or loss because of a defective product, call us anytime at 850-444-4444. Or, you may find it easier to fill out the “Contact Us” form available here and give us the details of your case to review. Also, if possible, save any defective components or pieces of the product in question for further examination.