Our Lancaster, PA Product Liability Attorneys Represent Victims of Dangerous Products
Recovering damages for injuries caused by defective products
When you blow dry your hair, mow your lawn, take medication or enjoy a salad, you do not expect danger to lurk in these routine tasks. However, defective products you use daily can cause catastrophic injuries. Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. handles the most challenging product liability claims. We can assist you with recovering compensation from the designer, manufacturer or vendor of the products that injured you or your child. Our attorneys investigate whether your injury was the result of:
- A flaw in the product’s design
- A defect that occurred during the manufacturing process
- Inadequate warning labels
- Lack of instructions for proper use
Products that can cause injuries
You are at risk of suffering injuries in your home, at work or on the road because of such defective products as:
- Automobiles and parts — Defective tires, brakes, seatbelts, airbags or motor vehicle design can trigger a serious auto accident or fail to protect occupants from injuries if a crash does occur.
- Household goods — Everyday household items — including cleaning supplies, furniture, exercise equipment and appliances — may have dangerous flaws.
- Pools and playground equipment — Children are vulnerable to accidents while playing around defective slides, monkey bars, swings and swimming pools.
- Food — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one in six people get sick from foodborne illnesses every year in the United States.
- Prescription medications — Pharmaceutical manufacturers have a history of releasing products that can cause severe side effects.
- Industrial machinery and tools — Work injuries may result from the failure of a ladder, crane, scaffolding or safety equipment.
Legal theories for recovery
A product liability claim can be approached in several ways. Among the legal doctrines that can apply in a product liability case are:
- Negligence — A negligence claim alleges a failure to use reasonable care by the manufacturer, designer, distributor, supplier or retailer of the harmful product.
- Strict liability — Under strict liability, the manufacturer is liable if the product is defective, even if the manufacturer was not negligent in making the product defective.
- Breach of warranty — Breach of warranty-based product liability claims usually focus on the breach of an express warranty, the breach of an implied warranty of merchantability or the breach of an implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.
- Consumer protection — The state and federal governments have enacted a range of consumer protection statutes that provide specific remedies for a variety of product defects. The automobile “lemon laws” are an example.
Hold corporations accountable for defective products that cause injuries
For more information on product liability claims, call Georgelis Law Firm at 717-394-3004 or contact our firm online to schedule your free initial consultation. Our personal injury attorneys are available for appointments during evenings and weekends. We make home, hospital and rehabilitation center visits if you can’t come to our office.