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:
- Design defects – Occurs even before a product is manufactured, meaning something in the design of the product is inherently unsafe.
- Manufacturing defects– Issues that take place in the course of a product’s manufacture or assembly.
- 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.