When it comes to the production of products for consumer and commercial use, manufacturers have a legal duty to create products that are relatively safe for users. Despite this, many manufacturers are more concerned with their own profits than the safety of the public. This leads to unsafe manufacturing practices and manufacturing defects which can cause serious, life-altering harm to individuals and their family members.
At Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, we are committed to helping injured victims fight for their rights when they are harmed by defective or dangerous products. Our experienced product liability lawyers can determine if defective manufacturing played a part in your injuries and, if so, can work to hold the liable parties responsible. We have successfully litigated numerous high-profile product liability cases, obtaining groundbreaking settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients.
WHEN IS A MANUFACTURER LIABLE FOR A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT?
Typically, manufacturing defects fall under what is known as “strict liability.” This means that a manufacturer is responsible for harm caused by defective product manufacturing even when the defect was not intended and reasonable steps were taken to avoid the defect. If a defective product leaves a manufacturing facility and causes harm when used correctly, the manufacturer may be held liable even if the proper safety standards, quality assurance guidelines, and manufacturing protocols were met.
Strict liability tends to remove the necessity of proving negligence. That being said, defective product manufacturing cases are relatively rare, which makes them more complicated than other types of product liability cases.
SEEKING FAIR COMPENSATION FOR YOUR DAMAGES
Defective product manufacturing can have very serious consequences. If, for instance, a car tire is poorly manufactured, it may blow out at highway speeds or when a driver hits an unseen pothole. This can lead to an accident and may result in severe injuries or even death.
At Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, our product liability lawyers have extensive experience in this complex area of product liability. We have helped clients seek just compensation, including:
- Cost of medical treatment
- Lost wages and/or income
- Hospital and ambulance fees
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Permanent or temporary disability
- Physical rehabilitation therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Severe emotional distress
- Loss of a loved one/support
- Funeral expenses
When a poorly designed product leads to an accident that causes you or your loved one harm, you shouldn’t have to deal with the consequences on your own. We are committed to fighting for your rights and working to hold liable manufacturers responsible for your injuries. Our firm has been named amongst the Top 50 Most Elite Plaintiffs’ Firms in America by The National Law Journal, and our attorneys continue to build a reputation for aggressive litigation and formidable representation.