Defective Product Attorneys
Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit
Every year, thousands of individuals are injured, maimed, or killed by defective and dangerous products. In the most basic terms, a product must meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer; if there is an unexpected defect or danger, or a failure to provide an appropriate safety warning, then the product fails the test of ordinary expectations. The law permits any injured person to bring suit and recover damages if he or she is injured by a defective product.
At Levy Konigsberg, we represent individuals and families who have suffered devastating losses due to the negligence and wrongful conduct of product manufacturers, distributors, and other commercial entities. Our defective product attorneys have decades of experience and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of those affected by faulty, flawed, and dangerous products. Our extensive track record of success includes cases against national and global companies, including producers of asbestos, pharmaceutical giants, tobacco companies, and auto manufacturers, among others.
What Is Product Liability?
Product liability is an area of civil litigation law that deals with defective products, the injuries and deaths they cause, and liability for victims’ damages. In other words, if you were harmed by a defective product, you can file a product liability claim or lawsuit against a liable manufacturer, seller, distributor, or other party.
Product liability cases are typically brought on one of the following grounds:
- Strict liability
- Breach of contract or warranty, expressed or implied
In some cases, you may need to prove that the defendant was negligent regarding the creation or distribution of the defective product. However, more often, this is not necessary to the successful resolution of your product liability claim.
We strongly encourage you to contact our product liability lawyers at Levy Konigsberg if you or your loved one was harmed by a defective product. These cases are often very complex and can be challenging to prove without the help of a skilled legal team. Our attorneys have what it takes to go up against major product manufacturers and other commercial entities, and we are committed to securing the justice and fair compensation you are owed.
Types of Product Defects
While different products can contain a wide variety of defects, these defects fall into three distinct categories.
The three main types of product defects include:
- Design Defects: Inherent flaws that make a product unreasonably dangerous or pose an unreasonable risk of injury to the user
- Manufacturing Defects: Flaws that result from defective parts, missing components, or manufacturing errors, including contamination
- Marketing/Labeling Defects: Inadequate warnings and instructions, or the willful misrepresentation of how a product should be used
Depending on the type of defect a product has, the liable party could include the manufacturer, designer, subcontractor, wholesaler, distributor, or dealer of the product. Therefore, identifying the type of defect a product has is important to your overall case, as it allows our defective product attorneys to determine who is responsible for your damages.
Damages in Product Liability Cases
If you have been injured or if your loved one was killed by a defective product, chances are you have suffered significant physical, emotional, mental, and financial challenges as a result. The purpose of filing a product liability lawsuit is to recover monetary compensation for your losses, or “damages.” The exact amount you can recover, as well as the overall value of your case, will depend on numerous factors, including the severity of your injuries, the extent of your damages, and whether you are found partly at fault in causing your injuries.
That being said, many defective product victims are able to successfully recover compensation for the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical care costs
- Medications and medical devices
- Ambulance/hospital fees
- Lost income, wages, and benefits
- Loss of future expected earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses
In some cases, it may also be possible to seek punitive damages. Also known as exemplary damages, punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant for gross negligence or acts of willful/wanton misconduct, leading to severe injury or death.
Our product liability lawyers at Levy Konigsberg can review your case during a free, confidential consultation and determine which types of damages you may be able to recover. We encourage you to contact our firm today for a complimentary case evaluation.
Types of Defective Product Cases We Handle
At Levy Konigsberg, we represent clients nationwide in all types of defective product cases, including but not limited to claims involving:
- Tobacco vaping
- E-cigarette vaping death and lung injury
- Juul and vaping
- Smoking and asbestos
- Menthol cigarettes
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Firefighting foam
- Ethylene oxide
- Chlorpyrifos pesticide
- Spray polyurethane foam
- Button batteries
- Car accidents caused by defective cruise control
- Defective seatbelts
- Energy drinks
- Just for Men hair dye
- Tide Pod laundry detergent
- Peloton treadmills
- Smile Direct Club
- Takata airbags
- Window blind cord strangulation
We have successfully represented clients in some of the most complex, high-profile product liability lawsuits in the country, and we have secured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. In total, our firm has recovered over $3 Billion for clients nationwide.
Call Levy Konigsberg for a Free Consultation with a Product Liability Lawyer
If you were involved in an accident caused by a defective product, or if your loved one died due to a flawed or faulty product, reach out to our product liability lawyers today to learn how we can help. It is important that you act quickly, as there is likely a statute of limitations on your case. If you wait too long, you could lose your right to file a lawsuit and seek compensation for your damages.
The Levy Konigsberg team is ready to stand up for you and your rights, including your right to a fair recovery. Our multilingual staff assists clients in a variety of languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian. Additionally, we provide our product liability legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe any attorney fees unless we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
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