Each year thousands of products are recalled due to inferior performance, poor quality, faulty designs, and other defects. If a manufacturer fails to take responsibility for products that do not perform as promised or advertised, consumers must either repair the product at their own expense or buy a new one. Worse even, although manufacturers, distributors, and retailers have a legal responsibility to provide consumers with products that are well-designed, manufactured properly, and tested for safety, individuals are often harmed by their dangerous or defective products. Fortunately, there are multiple remedies under the law for consumers to hold manufacturers accountable.
Axler Goldich routinely litigates and settles class action lawsuits in federal and state courts, including cases requiring manufacturers to remedy a defect, extend warranties, and refund consumers for the cost of repairing the defective product. The product defect cases handled by Axler Goldich span a wide range of industries and goods from faulty home construction products, to computers, computer components, appliances and other electronic devices, tires, and all manner of automobiles.
Philadelphia product liability lawyers at Axler Goldich LLC have a track record of successful claims for clients injured by unsafe and poorly designed products. We are committed to holding manufacturers, distributors, and retailers responsible for dangerous and defective products, and fight for the maximum compensation available for injured victims. Our team works diligently to maximize compensation for our clients.
Product liability lawsuits result from harm that has come from a product’s design and manufacturing defects, and from a failure to properly warn consumers about potential safety hazards. Consumers have the right to expect products to be safe and well made, and when necessary, to have warning labels included on the product to prevent injury. Packaging and directions need to state clearly how the product should be used, and include safety measures to take to avoid injury.
Product liability cases can be based on the premise of strict liability or on a breach of warranty. Strict liability holds the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer responsible for injuries sustained while using the product. In this type of product liability case, the plaintiff has to prove that the injury sustained was a direct result of a defect in the design or manufacture of a product, or that it lacked clear instructions or safety warnings.
A breach of warranty claim can be brought when products are defective or did not function as intended. When injuries occur despite using the product as intended or as stated in the directions, this can be considered a breach of warranty.
When an injury occurs as a result of a defective or dangerous product, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable product liability lawyer. Many people do not take this initial step because they believe they were at fault for their injury, or that it was an accident unrelated to the product’s design or manufacture. Our experienced team of Philadelphia product liability lawyers can assess the details of your case and determine if you have a legitimate basis to file a product liability lawsuit.
Serious and sometimes fatal injuries can occur from a host of defective and dangerous products. Some of the most common injuries represented in product liability lawsuits include:
If you have suffered an injury or know someone who was injured or killed by a defective or dangerous product, the experienced Philadelphia product liability lawyers at Axler Goldich LLC can help you claim the compensation you may be entitled to under the law. Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers have a duty to provide safe products to the public that include safety warnings and detailed directions. When they fail to do this, they can be held liable for any injuries sustained.
Call us at 866-207-2920, or contact us online to schedule a consultation today. Our Philadelphia offices are located in the center of the city and we serve clients nationwide.