ABOUT PRODUCT LIABILITY
WHAT DOES A PRODUCT LIABILITY LAW FIRM DO?
A product liability lawyer handles complex cases involving products that fail and cause injury. When this occurs, the manufacturer has a responsibility to compensate people who are injured because their product failed. As product liability attorneys, Montross Miller has decades of experience hiring people who have specialized knowledge about particular products. Whether it is a motor vehicle, a particular instrument, an airplane engine, a medical device, or an appliance – we along with independent experts, evaluate the design of the product, the circumstances surrounding it’s failure, the history of the product, other manufacturers of similar products, the manufacturer’s internal records–whatever it takes to determine why the product failed. Then, we determine the full extent of the damage suffered both by the accident victim as well as his or her family and loved ones–because the loss always extends beyond the injured person. We then present the case to the insurance company for the manufacturer and determine whether the case can be resolved without litigation or whether it is to be presented to a jury for their determination. That is what we do, and that is what we can do for you.
WHAT DOES A PRODUCT LIABILITY CASE LOOK LIKE?
There are typically three types of product liability: design defects, manufacturing defects and failure to warn.
- Design defect liability comes from products that, although perhaps correctly manufactured, have flaws in the design of the product that cause harm.
- Manufacturing defect liability is product liability where a product has been incorrectly manufactured in a way that causes harm.
- Failure to warn liability is product liability in which the manufacturer has insufficiently warned against potential hazards encountered when using their product.
Product liability cases tend to follow patterns and occur in particular industries. Our Indiana product liability attorneys and industry experts have worked on cases in automobile manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and implants, children’s furniture and toys, agricultural products, and e-cigarettes, to name just a few.
Product liability cases are often broad in scope, sometimes affecting unrelated people across states and jurisdictions. In these cases, courts may order a multi-district litigation or class-action case to streamline the process of litigation and adjudication. In some cases, the individual harm is unique.
HOW IS ELIGIBILITY DETERMINED FOR A PRODUCT LIABILITY CLAIM?
Before engaging with an attorney, first consider the following to determine if you have case for a manufacturer’s liability for a defective product:
- You have a real injury and real suffering. This seems obvious, but sometimes a defective product has harmed one person and not another. The unharmed does not have a case.
- You must prove that the product named in the suit was somehow defective.
- You must prove that the defect in the product named in the suit was the cause of your harm or suffering.
- You must prove that you were using the product as intended when the harm was caused.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Cases involving product liability and harm require urgency to ensure victims can afford medical bills and other costs that may come with the harm caused. Our product liability attorneys work with both urgency and precision to recover your losses in every way possible. We enlist the expertise of skilled industry experts and forensic investigators to uncover the full scope of the product liability case. Compensation must match all damages, no matter what the category so long as it is legally recognized. If you believe you or a loved one is suffering from a defectively designed product, a defectively manufactured product or a harm-causing product that contained insufficient warning, contact us for a free case evaluation.
Montross Miller has a track record of success in product liability. Our attorneys work with industry specialists to dive deep into the details of every product failure we encounter—leaving no stone unturned—to bring your strongest case to the negotiating table or courtroom.
FEATURED PRODUCT LIABILITY CASES
Product Liability Ford Rollover Case
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