Our Experienced Product Injury Lawyer Works for You
Without even thinking about it, you trust that the products you’ve purchased are safe when you use them. You should be able to assume that when you use a product correctly, responsibly, and for its intended purpose, it won’t put you at great risk. Unfortunately, not all products are safe.
Sometimes, manufacturers produce and sell goods that put the user’s health at risk. Manufacturers may fail to warn users about known risks. They might rush to get a product on the market without performing all the proper testing. Sometimes they know of dangers and decide to handle claims as they come up instead of issuing a recall or making changes, which could hurt their bottom line.
Cutting corners in the name of profits can cause serious injuries and even death. In that case, the victims might be able to work with a defective product attorney to bring a product liability lawsuit.
A manufacturer cannot stand by and do nothing when they knew or should have known that their product posed a risk to users. The manufacturers that produce and sell unsafe products bear the responsibility for compensating people who have been harmed or lost a loved one because of a defective product.
Call The Cochran Firm today to find out how a product injury attorney can help you: 800-969-4400. Our Philadelphia product liability lawyer can assist you in seeking compensation from the parties responsible for your injuries.
Why Choose a Philadelphia Product Liability Lawyer from The Cochran Firm?
Having been recognized as a 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and a 2020 Best Lawyers in America – Personal Injury Litigation, our product liability lawyer has experience representing people who suffered serious injuries from dangerous or defective products. Therefore, he has seen how these cases can be heavily defended by well-funded corporations. Our product injury attorney can help you take on the big companies by working closely with industry experts.
When you work with our Philadelphia products liability lawyer, you gain an advocate who will fight tirelessly for your rights. The Cochran Firm will assess your case and advise you not to settle for less than you would win in court.
Talk to The Cochran Firm in Philadelphia about your case. We stand ready to advocate for you and get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 800-969-4400.
How Our Philadelphia Product Injury Lawyer Can Help You
There are many benefits to working with a product liability attorney in Philadelphia. Our product injury lawyer offers many services, including:
- Listening to you. We want to hear what happened from you in your own words. The manufacturer and insurance company may brush you off, but we can provide a compassionate ear.
- Identifying who to sue. We can determine how many parties contributed to your losses and were responsible for the product that harmed you.
- Investigating your case. We can research whether others have been harmed similarly and document your injuries.
- Estimating the compensation due to you. We can collect medical bills and receipts, medical reports, property repair bills, earning statements, and more.
- Filing a claim. We know how to handle all the paperwork needed to get your recovery and file a claim with the insurance company or the courts.
- Negotiating a settlement. We will work hard to ensure you receive full compensation for your losses and don’t settle too early or for too little.
- Court representation. If a settlement can’t be reached, we will take pride in representing you in court.
Our products liability attorney has years of experience handling cases like yours, so we have the knowledge needed to determine how to help you recover. Allow our skilled attorneys to fight for you.
If you believe you may have a legal case, call The Cochran Firm to find out how we can help you. You can reach our team at 800-969-4400 and get the legal support you need today.
Common Defective Products in Philadelphia
When it comes to injuries caused by everyday items, there is no typical product that is defective. Just about any product sold on the market has the potential to harm consumers. Just think about how many government agencies are involved in regulating consumer goods: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Because of the vast number of goods available in this country, defective products unfortunately end up on the market and in consumers’ hands. A defective product could involve:
- A dangerous car part, such as defective steering components or seat belts
- Contaminated medication or prescription drugs without warnings
- Poorly designed industrial equipment
- Defective medical devices, such as pacemakers, implants, braces, and wheelchairs
- Food products containing pesticides, chemicals, bacteria, or allergens
- Improper labeling on cosmetics, such as makeup, soap, lotion, perfume, and deodorant
- Poorly manufactured everyday household products, such as furniture, cleaning products, and appliances.
- Badly constructed playground equipment, cribs, strollers, and children’s toys.
Call a product liability lawyer in Philadelphia today if you’ve been injured by any goods on the market: 800-969-4400. Our attorney is dedicated to representing and protecting his clients and their interests.
How to Win a Product Liability Case
Our Defective Product Attorney Knows What You Need to Prove to Win
Generally, to win a defective products lawsuit, you have to prove four things in order to receive compensation:
1. You were injured or a loved one died.
You must show an actual injury or monetary loss directly related to the use of the product. Without actual injury or damage, there is no claim. This can be shown with medical bills, for example, for which you can recover compensation.
2. The product being used had a defect.
This can include a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or a failure to warn or inadequate warning of the risks of the product.
3. The defect caused your injury or your loved one’s death.
The injury sustained must have been caused by the defect itself, and not something else. If there was an intervening act that caused the injury, the manufacturer won’t be liable.
4. You or your loved one was using the product as it was intended to be used.
It was used the way it was intended or in a way the manufacturer could expect a reasonable person to use it. Injuries caused by misuse of a product won’t create liability for a manufacturer.
Our Attorney Knows Who to Sue to Get You the Biggest Settlement
One issue in many lawsuits is that the defendants don’t have the funds to pay the settlement. In that case, the victims never recover a dime, even though they’re entitled to the compensation. Don’t let that happen to you.
More than one party may have contributed to your injuries in a products liability case. There are many steps in the supply chain, and defects and errors may have happened at any of them. For example, if the brakes in your vehicle failed, both the manufacturer of the vehicle and the manufacturer of the brakes could be liable. But getting them both on the legal hook can be difficult.
Call our defective product attorney to help investigate whether you could seek damages from one or some of these parties:
Types of Product Liability Cases
Any Product Can Cause an Injury in a Number of Ways
Sadly, any number of items you can purchase and use in everyday life may carry a risk of harm. There are many ways those products could be defective or unsafe. However, there are generally four categories of defective or unsafe products. The reasons products can be defective include poor design, manufacturing flaws, missing or inadequate warning labels, and failure to recall.
Designers are expected to take precautions and run many tests to ensure the product works as intended and isn’t dangerous. However, when the tests don’t happen and the design is flawed, the product could be unsafe. In other words, it has a design defect, an unsafe scheme, a dangerous blueprint, or was otherwise flawed in its conception. Even if it was manufactured according to design specifications, the product can be hazardous to users and cause injury. For example, a children’s toy with small parts that pose a choking hazard contains a design defect.
Once the product is designed and tested, it must be made. Manufacturing defects are caused by an error in assembly. If the product was designed well and safely, but not manufactured or made according to standards, the product can be unsafe. Something can go wrong during production.
This is why it’s important to make things according to the design and specifications. Regular quality checks are also important to make sure nothing was made improperly. A manufacturer can be liable for defects that are the result of faulty construction, regardless of how careful they were in the manufacturing process. An example of this problem would be using the wrong screws or bolts, making the product likely to break.
Problems can occur when the product is designed and manufactured properly, but it doesn’t include warnings of potential risks. Additionally, some products are safe when used as directed, becoming dangerous if used in other ways; however, they lack instructions on safe operation. Manufacturers must label their products with clear safety warnings and give instructions on how to use the product correctly. For example, an office chair manufacturer could be liable for failing to warn of a weight limit.
Failure to Recall
Manufacturers are required to warn consumers about newly discovered risks. Failing to recall products with known defects is problematic. For example, if a car manufacturer discovers that their airbags cause injuries, they must recall them and tell consumers to have the airbags replaced.
FAQs about Product Liability Claims
Common Questions for a Philadelphia Defective Product Attorney
What can I recover from a products liability case?
You may be entitled to medical costs, lost earnings or lost wages, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering. The recovery is intended to make the harmed person “whole” again.
How much can I recover in compensation?
There is no standard amount recovered. Settlements have ranged from six figures to millions of dollars. Our product liability attorney in Philadelphia will review your specific circumstances, including how much you spent on medical care and how much you lost by not working, and can estimate the potential worth of your case. There may be other damages available as well, but we cannot predict the amount until we thoroughly investigate your case.
Can I recover if there was a disclaimer or warning on the product?
Possibly. Our skilled attorney can argue that the warning was not enough to protect your health. Call our team to have your case evaluated in detail.
What if I don’t know the brand of the product that injured me?
Many people who get injured by products do not know the specific type of product that injured them. They often do not know about the defects. These are factors to consider, but if you are wondering if you have a case, it’s best to speak with a defective product lawyer.
Who gets the money in a product liability settlement?
Who gets the settlement money will depend on the facts of the case. If someone died, certain members of the person’s family may recover. If there is a class action lawsuit, the settlement will be publicized so any consumer who was injured can have a chance to recover.
If you have additional questions, call our knowledgeable defective products attorney at The Cochran Firm for answers at 800-969-4400.
Depend on our Product Liability Lawyer at The Cochran Firm in Philadelphia
Product liability cases are complex. They require intense investigation and attention to detail. You should retain an attorney with skills, knowledge, experience, and resources to hold the corporations accountable for your injuries.
We have been successful litigating product liability cases in Philadelphia and recovering compensation for our clients. Standing up to a large company seems daunting, but it is doable when you have an experienced attorney on your side from The Cochran Firm. To see if we can help you, call us today at 800-969-4400.