When companies take shortcuts and produce dangerous products that cause injuries or deaths, victims and their families may be able to file product liability lawsuits to recover compensation.
If you were injured or lost a loved one due to a defective product, contact our Columbus product liability lawyers for a free, no obligation consultation. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have a detailed understanding of product liability law and if we take your case, you will not be billed for legal fees unless we secure fair compensation or a favorable verdict.
REASONS TO FILE A PRODUCT LIABILITY CLAIM
Our skilled Columbus attorneys take on a variety of product liability claims, including claims for defective drugs, defective medical devices and products. The three most common reasons for filing a product liability claim include:
- Failing to warn about dangers or defects – Advertisements and product labels did not adequately warn consumers about the dangers of the product.
- Defective design – The company allowed the product to be made even though flaws with the design of the product made it unsafe for consumers.
- Defects during manufacturing – The product became dangerous due to negligence during assembly or packaging.
If you suffered an injury because of any of these failures or defects, contact our knowledgeable Columbus attorneys for a free consultation to find out if you have a case. When you have a valid claim, we will work tirelessly to obtain fair compensation for the damages you have suffered.
We have the knowledge and the resources to battle teams of lawyers from manufacturing and design companies who will do everything in their power to avoid compensating victims of dangerous products.
TYPES OF LIABILITY FOR DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS
Product liability claims can be brought against various parties, including manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and others. These parties can be held liable for various failures or oversights that caused injuries to users of their products, including:
Negligence – In a negligence claim, manufacturers of defective goods and others can be held liable if your lawyer can prove:
- The accused had a duty to sell a safe product.
- The accused party breached its duty by selling an unsafe product even though it knew or should have known that the product was not safe.
- The defective product was the primary cause your injuries.
Negligence often occurs during the design or manufacturing of a product. Companies can also be held liable for negligence if they did not foresee potentially dangerous uses of a product or failed to sufficiently inspect a product for dangerous defects.
Strict liability – In these types of claims, your attorney has to prove that you suffered an injury from a defective product. Manufacturers and others can be held liable even if they show that they took great care in producing the product. However, strict liability does not apply to products obtained on eBay or other places outside of normal distribution channels.
Breach of implied warranty – Your attorney must show that the manufacturer gave a clear implication that consumers could expect to use the product without suffering an injury.
Breach of express warranty – The accused party made specific statements about the safety of a product that proved to be false because consumers suffered injuries after using the product.
Failure to warn – The accused did not provide adequate warning about potential or known risks of a product.
Our dedicated attorneys will carefully review your claim to find out what type of legal claim applies in your situation. We have in-depth knowledge of the different types of product liability claims and how to be successful with each one of them.
Once we determine that you have a valid claim, we will conduct a detailed investigation to collect all of the relevant evidence so that you have the best chance to recover all of the compensation you deserve, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
CONTACT OUR COLUMBUS PRODUCT LIABILITY ATTORNEYS RIGHT NOW
If you suffered an injury from a defective product, you deserve skilled legal representation from experienced attorneys who will always put your best interests first. Our Columbus product liability lawyers will aggressively pursue fair compensation and we will not accept lowball offers from high-priced lawyers employed by the defendant. If necessary, we will take your case to trial to obtain fair compensation.
We have a firm commitment to holding companies accountable when they make and sell defective products that injure consumers. Schedule your free, no obligation legal consultation today to find out how we can help you.