If you were injured by a dangerous or defective product, the product liability attorneys at Woomer & Talarico LLC in Pittsburgh, PA, can work on your behalf to recover just financial compensation. To schedule a consultation with a member of our experienced legal team, contact Woomer & Talarico LLC today.
Filing a Product Liability Claim
You may be eligible to file a product liability claim if you or someone you love was injured in an elevator accident, car accident, heavy equipment accident, or as a result of a product defect or design flaw. Working with forensic experts, our attorneys will first set out to establish the cause of the accident. If it can be shown that the accident was caused by a manufacturing or design defect, or a designer’s failure to warn of potential dangers, the negligent party can be held liable for damages. If you are unsure whether or not you can file a claim, our personal injury attorneys can review your case and counsel you on your eligibility.
Designers have a legal obligation to warn you if their product poses a risk to you or those around you. A failure to warn users of inherent dangers can lead to the designer being held liable for injuries.
Product Liability Cases
Product liability cases rest upon several factors. In general, if you were injured because a product was dangerous or defective, you can file a claim for damages. When filing a claim, we will set out to demonstrate that your injury was caused by one of several factors:
- Manufacturing Defects: A manufacturing defect refers to cases where an injury results from a product that was poorly constructed. This can be caused by improper quality assurance standards, unsuitable building materials, or a flawed construction process.
- Design Defects: If you were injured because of a poorly designed product — such as a sports utility vehicle that is prone to rollover accidents — the product designer can be held liable.
- Failure to Warn: Designers have a legal obligation to warn you if their product poses a risk to you or those around you. A failure to warn users of inherent dangers can lead to the designer being held liable for injuries.
In some situations, product liability cases also fall under the umbrella of what is known as strict product liability. In strict product liability cases, it is not necessary to prove that a user was injured because the manufacturer behaved below a certain standard. Our attorneys can review your case to determine the best course of legal action.
$587,000.00: Jury award for an Allegheny County man who was injured when his hand was pinned by a battery cell.
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Damages are rewarded to victims as compensation for loss or injury. In product liability cases, you may be able to recover damages for:
- Medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Loss of future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional hardship
It may also be possible to seek punitive damages if the designer or manufacturer acted recklessly or was willfully negligent. Punitive damages are rewarded on top of compensatory damages as a means of punishing the negligent party and preventing future occurrences.
Contact Woomer & Talarico LLC
If you or someone you love was injured because of a dangerous or defective product, do not hesitate to get in touch with an attorney at our practice. To schedule a consultation, contact Woomer & Talarico LLC today.
Case results are for informational purposes only, and should not be considered as a guarantee or prediction of outcome in any other case. Every case involves different facts and circumstances, and a favorable result in one case is not a guarantee that a similar result can be obtained in another case.