Each year, thousands of people are injured in the United States due to defective products. Fortunately, individuals or companies responsible for these products and the injuries they cause can be held accountable. However, product liability cases can often be complex and hard to win. Tim Caress and Caress Law Group have extensive experience in handling cases involving product liability, and we fully understand the complexities and challenges that these cases present.
The law generally holds people or parties involved in the chain of designing and manufacturing and/or distribution of any dangerous product responsible for any injuries or damages caused by that product. Aside from the actual manufacturer, other responsible parties may include distributors, retailers, repairers, assemblers, component suppliers and testing laboratories. In order to prevail in a product liability claim, it must be proven that the product was defective and unsafe. Frequently, proving liability can be quite technical and complex, which is one reason why it is important to choose an experienced product liability attorney to handle your case. There are three types of product defects that may render manufacturers and suppliers responsible:
a flaw in the intended design of a product that causes it to be unreasonably dangerous;
when the product does not conform to the specifications of the designer or manufacturer;
improper product labels, insufficient instructions, or the failure to adequately warn about a product’s dangers.
Defective motor vehicles including defective seat belts, tire defects such as a tire blowout, and unsafe SUVs resulting in SUV rollover injuries or death;
Defective workplace machinery such as nail guns, punch presses, and other construction or manufacturing equipment;
Dangerous pharmaceuticals such as the pain relievers Vioxx and Bextra or medical devices such as pain pumps and hip replacements.
If you believe that you or a loved one may have been injured as a result of a dangerous product, here are some important things to remember:
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a dangerous product, we would be happy to assist you in any way that we can, but you have to take the first step and reach out to us. You may be concerned about whether you have a case or not, or you may feel a bit overwhelmed by all that may be involved with a claim, or you may be uncomfortable with contacting a lawyer at all. We completely understand. Please know that we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your situation, no matter how big or small it may be, and no matter whether it turns out to be a case that we can help with or not. If we don’t think that you have a case where we can help, we will tell you that and we will explain to you why. On the otherhand, if we do think that you have a case, or that you may have a case, we will tell you that as well, and we will also discuss with you how we may be able to help you. Whatever your situation, please do not hesitate to contact us and know that we view it as an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to help you in any way that we can.