When we use a hair dryer or give a toy to a child, we can’t imagine that the products have defects that can actually cause injuries. Dangers in these items we use every day are all too common, however. In fact, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission indicates that defective or unsafe products cause 29.4 million injuries and 21,400 deaths each year. Product liability law deals with the responsibility of the manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer of a product for injuries resulting from that product. Virtually all products, including food, drugs, appliances, automobiles, medical devices, medical implants, blood, tobacco, gases, real estate, writings, maps and even commercial jets, are subject to the law.
Building a solid case
Whether your claim arises from strict liability, negligence or breach of warranty, D’Arcy Johnson Day is prepared to pursue your claim and recover damages from the responsible parties. With solid experience in Product Liability law, our attorneys are equipped to preserve evidence immediately, to document the chain of custody of the product in question, and to engage expert witnesses, such as professors, engineers, technicians or mechanics, to evaluate the product and your injuries. Once we determine who is liable for the defect, we will work diligently in an attempt to obtain a settlement or verdict that fairly compensates you for your injuries and losses.
Products that you use every day should not pose a danger to you or your loved ones. When they do, D’Arcy Johnson Day is committed to helping you recover.
Types of Product Liability Claims
Product liability claims are tort-based claims that can arise from:
Strict Liability, in which a defect in the product caused the accident and the defendant is held responsible regardless of the care taken in manufacturing or selling the product; Negligence, in which the defendant had a duty to exercise reasonable care in the process of manufacturing or selling a product and failed to fulfill that duty; or Breach of warranty, in which a product did not meet certain standards of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.