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Product liability laws are based on the principle that manufacturers, resellers, distributors, and companies have a duty to protect consumers from potential hazards and dangers. These products include all sorts of consumer goods, from children’s products and pharmaceutical drugs to consumer electronics, medical devices, and vehicles.
Unfortunately, dangerous and defective products cause thousands of injuries every year in the United States
When To Take Legal Action
If someone is injured by a defective product, there are three types of product liability claims that may apply to their case:

  1. Design defects – Occurs even before a product is manufactured, meaning something in the design of the product is inherently unsafe.
  1. Manufacturing defects– Issues that take place in the course of a product’s manufacture or assembly.
  1. Marketing defects – Failure to provide adequate warnings, labeling or instructions regarding how to properly use the product

A Product Liability Attorney Can Help
If you were injured by a dangerous or defective product, you might be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and any pain and suffering you experienced.
But product liability actions are detailed and complex and often involve large insurance companies or corporations with massive resources to fight your claim. That is why it is crucial to consult a lawyer with skill in this specific area.
Gerling Law has the experience and financial resources to take on big companies, level the playing field and achieve justice for you!
Our experienced product liability attorneys can help determine which parties are responsible for the defective or dangerous product and guide you through the negotiation and settlement process.
Our knowledgeable lawyers will help you determine your damages, secure evidence of your losses, and advise you on different settlement options. Gerling Law has locations in Indiana (Evansville and Indianapolis) as well as Kentucky (Louisville and Owensboro) and understands the specifics laws in each state.
Let Gerling Law evaluate your claim today by calling us 888-437-5464 or completing our free case review form for an initial consultation.

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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