Experienced Product Liability Lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
What is product liability?
Product liability arises when someone is injured as a result of the use of a product. The cause of the injury could come from any part of the creation process from design through manufacturing, distribution, and purchase. Ultimately, the liability for a defective product could rest with any part in that product’s chain of distribution, including but not limited to manufacturing, the manufacturer of the parts, the assembly line, the wholesaler, or the retail store that sold the product.
If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one, Flager & Associates will fight for you
Not every lawsuit starts with two individuals. Sometimes, a product is faulty and can cause damage or injury to the person who purchased it or the person who used it. For the last five years, product liability cases have been on the rise, meaning consumers are discovering more faults with the products they’re buying. Here at Flager & Associates, we break down what product liability is and what to do if a defective product has injured you.
When a defective product causes injury to you or a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation under a product liability claim. Consumers have a right to expect that the products they use are safe or that any dangers are properly disclosed by the manufacturer. Companies that fail to put safe products on the market should be held responsible for the injuries they cause.
The four common types of products liability claims are:
- Design defects: Evidence that a product is unsafe before it’s even assembled.
- Manufacturing defects: Issues that arise in the assembly of a product that make it unsafe for consumers.
- Marketing defects: Flaws in how the product is marketed to consumers, including improper labels and lack of instructions or safety warnings.
- Manufacturer or retailer negligence: The manufacturer or retailer fails to explain proper installation or use to the buyer.
Whether it’s an auto part, medical device, lawn equipment, medication, home improvement tool, or child’s toy, the law can get in involved when a product puts a customer in danger.
What to do after being injured from a defective product:
If you or someone you know has been impacted by a defective product, there are immediate steps you should take.
- Seek medical attention right away. No matter how major or minor the injury, make sure you are examined by a medical professional. This creates a record of your injury or injuries and provides an accurate assessment from a medical professional of the damage the product caused.
- Save the product. This step is extremely important — many people injured by something don’t want an injury to happen again, so they throw the item away. While this is a normal reaction, having the product is essential to prove your claim. Keep the product and any instructions and packaging you might have together for documentation and put it in a secure area where it cannot be inadvertently used, modified, or damaged.
- Take photos of your injuries and the product. Document the injuries as well as where and how they happened with your cell phone or camera. Additionally, write down any notes to describe how the incident occurred as soon as possible. This will help provide the most accurate story in your product liability case.
- Call our office. The most crucial step is to contact the experts at Flager & Associates as soon as possible. We’ll guide you through the process and make sure you’ve gathered as much evidence as possible to help you build a strong product liability case
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“My husband and I hosted a family barbecue last year and while he was cooking the burgers there was a loud noise and a flash—the gas tank exploded! My husband was severely burned and my home was damaged. We needed a good attorney to help us and fortunately someone who was at that barbecue told us to call Randy Flager right away. He was so helpful and we are so grateful. He fought hard to get us a fair settlement and we are pleased to say we received twelve times the amount offered to us by insurance. Flager & Associates is the best!”
If a defective product injured you or a loved one, contact the personal injury lawyers at Flager & Associates today by calling (215) 953-5200. We provide free case evaluations.
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Located in Bensalem (across from the Neshaminy Mall), with offices in Philadelphia and New Hope, our law firm proudly serves injury victims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
One Northbrook Corporate Center
1210 Northbrook Drive
Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
Phone: (215) 953-5200
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Philadelphia, PA 19102