Product liability simply means that a designer, manufacturer, distributor, supplier and possibly even retailer of a defective product can be held responsible if it seriously injures a person. Any injuries, illnesses, and deaths that can be traced directly back to a defective item could be means to a lawsuit. If you or someone you love has been harmed by a defective product, immediately contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein. Without legal representation, you will be left to pay for the injuries caused by a defective product on your own, which can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars if extensive medical treatment is necessary. Our firm is ready to protect your rights and future. A product liability case is a serious matter that deserves a thorough investigation. Ilkhanoff & Silverstein is an experienced product liability law firm serving Pennsylvania and Maryland. We recognize how impactful a product liability case is on one’s life. Contact our firm to discuss your legal matter.
After being injured by a product
Whether you are injured by a product in the home or at work, do not throw it away. It is probably the best piece of evidence to support your case. Your attorney will use that evidence to isolate the issue and investigate if the defect is a widespread problem. Working with experts, your attorney will be able to assess the matter and give you advice on how to proceed.
Types of product liability cases
The most common product liability cases are broken down into 3 main categories; Design defect, manufacturing defects, and failure to warn.
- Design defect: A design defect involved the planning of the product. When designing a product, it is important to take safety into consideration. When a product injures a person and that factor could have been avoided if the designer could have picked an equally practical solution, it could be a case for negligence.
- Manufacturer’s defect: When the design is sound, but the manufacturer deviated from the plan to cut corners in production, it could be a case for product liability if that deviation leads to injury.
- Failure to warn: Obviously, some products are inherently dangerous by nature. Warning labels and proper instructions are key to preventing injury. While some people choose to dismiss some of these safeguards, it is important for the manufacturer to provide them. Otherwise, injury caused by an inadequately labeled product can be a case for product liability.
Product Liability Attorney Serving York & Lancaster, PA
Ilkhanoff & Silverstein works closely with clients and experts to construct a sound legal strategy to help you recover financially from your injuries. You may not be alone. There could be numerous people involved in a product liability case, even leading to a class action suit. We are prepared to take on the attorneys of large corporations to fight for justice and what is rightfully yours. Whatever the product, if you believe it is defective, you should contact an attorney. Ilkhanoff & Silverstein serves clients in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Experience matters. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein.