Defending Victims Injured as a Result of Defective Products
Have you or someone you love been injured by a dangerous product? If a consumer product, commercial product, medical device, or medication is defective or inherently unsafe, the manufacturer, designer, or distributor of the product can be held accountable for any injuries that result from its use. A product liability attorney at Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, in Salt Lake City, UT, can advise you of your legal rights in the event of injury and recommend the best course of action to secure financial compensation for your losses.
If you are unsure whether you have a case, it is important that you take action immediately. A statute of limitations limits the amount of time you are eligible to file a claim, and you could permanently forfeit your rights. To discuss your case with a member of our team, contact our firm today.
Product Liability Cases
Our personal injury group is well-versed in all matters of product liability law. Our attorneys have the drive and passion needed to successfully litigate a claim in court, and our firm has the resources necessary to take on any corporate defendant. We never accept quick settlements, nor seek them. We prepare every case for trial to help maximize recovery on behalf of our clients. Injuries in defective product cases can be severe and the cases are often complex. The value of an attorney in product liability cases should not be underestimated as a successful resolution will likely require aggressive representation and sound counsel.
Manufacturers, designers, and retailers have an obligation to ensure that products are safe. If a product is unsafe or defective and causes injury as a result, the appropriate parties can be held accountable. We can pursue a product liability in several situations.
If a product suffers a failure due to the manufacturing process or as a result of materials used, it is classified as a manufacturing defect. An example of a manufacturing defect would be a fatigued metal component that results from compromised materials used in the assembly process.
A defective or unreasonably dangerous design begins at the conception of a product. If a product is inherently dangerous as it is designed and injuries result from this design, then the company in charge of conceptualizing, researching, and developing the product may be liable. An example of a design defect could include a chainsaw or band saw without proper shielding mechanisms between the cutting tool and the operator.
Failure to Warn
If a product poses a specific risk, either in its intended use or for a use that the designer should foresee, then the designer and manufacturer of the product have an obligation to warn consumers about the potential dangers. A failure to warn consumers about these dangers could lead to liability for any injuries that occur as a result. An example of a failure to warn would be a lack of notices on the dangers of using the top step of a ladder.
Common Defective Products
While any product can be defective, there are several that more commonly suffer issues, including:
- Recreational vehicles (snowmobiles, ATVs)
- Drugs and medical devices (pain pumps and patches)
If you or a loved one has been injured, the product liability attorneys at our Salt Lake City office can help.
In the event you are injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may be entitled to damages for medical costs relating to your injury, including future medical expenses, care costs, and reconstructive surgery costs. You can also secure reparations for loss of wages relating to your injury, including inhibited earning capacity stemming from your injury or future loss of wages, and intangibles such as emotional and physical pain and suffering. Every case is unique, and there is no guarantee of recovery in your case. However, you can trust that we will provide you with aggressive representation to help ensure a just and fair resolution.
If it can be established that a manufacturing defect, design defect, or failure to warn is applicable, then fault can be determined and a claim can be filed against the liable parties.
Wrongful Death Claims
If a loved one has been killed by a defective product, please accept our condolences. Exploring your options during such a difficult time can seem like an impossible task. By seeking legal counsel, we can explore your options for you, allowing you to focus on the things that matter most: grieving, recovery, and life planning. In a wrongful death case, family members of the decedent may be eligible for damages relating to medical and funerary costs, loss of income and contribution, and loss of consortium. Though no amount of compensation will replace a loved one, we can ease or eliminate the financial burden that you have been dealt through no fault of your own.
Contact Us Today
We encourage you to contact our law firm today to arrange a free consultation. We can take the time to review the details of your case before recommending the best course of action. Our firm is renowned for producing results and you can trust that your case will be in good hands.