When consumers buy a product, they should be able to trust that it is safe when used as designed. Unfortunately, even common products and devices that we use every day can have defects that lead to unnecessary injury.
Product liability is the name of an area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause.
There are three major types of product liability claims. Defects are labeled a manufacturing defect when the product does not conform to the designer’s or manufacturer’s design specifications (i.e., something went wrong during its manufacture). The second major type, a design defect, occurs when there is a flaw in the intentional design of a product that results in unreasonable danger for the consumer. The final type, known as either a failure to warn or a marketing defect, can include improper labeling of a product, insufficient instructions or the failure to warn consumers of a product’s hidden dangers (e.g., not warning a consumer of the dangers of using a hair dryer near or in the bathtub).
A products liability claim can be filed for any these flaws, misrepresentations and omissions regardless of if they occur due to negligence or an intentional decision because the end result was the unnecessary injury of a consumer.
In a products liability suit, potentially liable parties can be any part of the product’s sales distribution chain: the product manufacturer or a manufacturer of a component part, the wholesaler, the retail store or any other entities involved in the making and distribution of the defective product. Product liability claims can be extremely complex and often require dealing with large corporations who have vast resources at their disposal. This makes it very important for the injured parties to make sure they are picking someone who can be a David against these Goliaths.
BB&L’s experience in mass tort and toxic torts, including defective medical devices, dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, and defective automobile components such as sudden acceleration, has helped us develop a powerful network of national contacts, experts and resources. We have the ability to research and execute a strong and sophisticated prosecution of your legal claims.
Our attorneys will work closely with you to develop a specific understanding of the full impact the injury has had on your quality of life, loved ones and/or ability to work. We can help you calculate what would be fair compensation for any costs incurred treating the injury, repairing damages or even losses due to impacted ability to work.
While many cases settle, our firm will not hesitate to take your claim into the courtroom. With the help of expert witnesses, we excel at presenting the nature of the injury and its impact to the negotiators or jurors who have the power to resolve your legal claims. Our attorneys fight until we win the best possible outcome for our clients.
Past Trial Success
Partner Albro Lundy has over 30 years of trial experience and particular experience in product liability and toxic or mass tort litigation including multiple multi-million dollar victories. Along with his associates Evan Koch and Stephen Semos, our litigation team works closely with your family to develop a specific understanding of the full impact of your loss. Then, we present your unique, compelling loss to the negotiators or jurors who have the power to resolve your legal claims. Past successes include:
$8 Million – Products Liability / Business Interruption / Property Damage
At Baker, Burton & Lundy, our attorneys have successfully resolved many challenging personal injury claims. You can expect our attorneys to be both caring and tenacious in our efforts to recover maximum compensation for your family.
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