Pennsylvania Product Liability Attorneys
Protecting the Rights of Consumers Injured by Dangerous Products
Product liability law protects individuals injured through the use of improperly
manufactured or poorly designed products by allowing them to pursue financial
compensation. If you have been injured a Pennsylvania product liability
lawyer from Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP can take the time needed
to understand your situation and discuss your rights as a consumer with
you. We have the knowledge and experience in necessary to diligently recover
damages that will compensate you for the injuries and pain that you’ve
suffered. Since 1922, our firm has proudly advocated for the rights of
To learn more about your legal options, call (888) 498-3023 today! We
offer free case evaluations and are located in
York for client convenience.
What Is a Product Liability Claim?
When you purchase a product, you have the legal right to expect that product
to perform as intended without causing you harm. Unfortunately, millions
of people are injured each year from products ranging from household appliances,
furniture, and vehicles to children's toys, prescription drugs, and medical
devices. It is estimated that the cost from defective products is approximately
$12 billion each year. When you are injured by a defective product, the
law provides a legal remedy in the form of a lawsuit.
What Does Product Liability Law Cover?
Generally speaking, there are three basic kinds of product liability claims:
Design Defect Claims refer to an unsafe or dangerously designed product.
Manufacturing Defect Claims concern product malfunctions that stem from a flaw in the manufacturing process.
Marketing-Related Product Liability Claims cover the failure of a manufacturer or distributor of a product to instruct
or warn consumers of the safety practices and less obvious dangers associated
with using the product.
Why File a Product Liability Lawsuit?
The law cannot undo the damage caused by a defective product. It can only
compensate you with a financial award for your damages. Injury victims
are entitled to receive compensation for their damages.
Examples of compensation you may be entitled to:
- Past, current, and future medical bills
- Past, current, and future lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Physical pain, mental anguish, and emotional suffering
- Scarring, disfigurement, and/or permanent disability
- Funeral, burial, and/or cremation expenses in the event of a death
- Other out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the accident and injuries
In addition to receiving compensation for your injuries, filing a product
liability lawsuit can help protect others from suffering the same injury
and losses you or a loved one have suffered. A lawsuit may result in the
recall of a defective product. The lawsuit also serves as a warning to
the responsible party and others that they must exercise care to ensure
that a product is safe before it is sold to consumers.
What Parties Are Potentially Liable in a Product Liability Action?
Several parties may be responsible and liable for a product liability claim.
The responsible party is determined by proving what type of defect caused
the injury. Depending on the type of defect, one or more parties may be
liable for your injuries including the designer, manufacturer, distributor,
and retailer. It is crucial to identify all liable parties in a defective
product lawsuit to maximize compensation.
What Should I Do If I Am Injured By a Product?
If you are injured by any product, it is important to take the following steps:
- Seek medical attention immediately. Your health is the top priority.
- Keep all of the parts, pieces, packaging, and instructions for the defective product.
- Save all documentation related to medical treatment including copies of
bills and receipts.
- Take pictures of the product, the accident scene, and your injuries.
- If there was an eyewitness to the accident, obtain his / her name and contact
- Keep a record of your lost earnings and wages.
- Contact an attorney as soon as possible to protect your legal right to
file a product liability claim.
Consult a Product Liability Lawyer Dedicated to Helping the People of Pennsylvania
The use of defective products can result in devastating injuries to consumers,
such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and
wrongful death. Some injuries may even prevent an individual from being
able to support themselves and their families for the rest of their lives.
Whatever your situation may be, a product liability attorney from one
of our local offices will be able to help.
We have handled everything from
Takata airbag claims to
Trinity guardrail end terminal lawsuits. Our lawyers have the necessary experience and knowledge in engineering,
design and manufacturing of products to obtain a favorable outcome for
your claim. If you or someone you love has sustained an injury through
the normal use of an unsafe or otherwise defective product, it may be
in your best interests to consult the expertise of a product liability
lawyer from Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP.
Contact Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP today at (888) 498-3023!