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Defective Products

Manufacturers and sellers have a legal obligation to ensure that their products are reasonably safe.

Unfortunately, people come into contact with products every day that are unsafe because they were defectively designed, manufactured, or they lacked proper warnings. More often than not, these defects and the injuries they cause could and should have been avoided. If you or a member of your family is injured as a result of a defective product, the attorneys at PNH have the experience and resources to secure full compensation for you.

We have represented plaintiffs in a wide variety of defective product claims. Our experience gives us access to the very best experts in their respective fields and other resources that are critical in the prosecution of your case from start to finish. We have experience representing individuals injured by unsafe and defective:

  • household products and appliances
  • cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles
  • industrial equipment including forklifts, excavator and other equipment
  • pharmaceuticals and other toxic substances

Thanks to the widespread availability of e-commerce, people now have access to a broader range of goods than ever before. Unfortunately, this also leaves them even more vulnerable to product defects. Federal and state laws are currently in place to safeguard American consumers from any harm as a result of items they purchase. International regulations have also been implemented to this same end. Still, certain products manage to slip through the cracks, often leading to personal injuries and significant monetary losses.

Those affected tend to have very little luck battling the corporations responsible for these damages on their own. These companies have experienced legal teams on their side well in advance of any negative repercussions from their negligence or lack of forethought. Having an equally qualified defective products lawyer on your side can turn the tables in your favor.

Examples of issues at play in these cases include various types of infant injuries and fatalities caused by defective cribs over the last few decades. An array of vehicle accidents have also been traced back to design and manufacturing errors in the automotive industry. As recently as Christmas day of 2015, a South Carolina family lost their home and the majority of their personal belongings because of a hover board explosion. Cases like these happen for a number of reasons, but the most common causes are:

  • Design oversights
  • Manufacturing errors
  • Inadequate quality control measures
  • Lack of proper warning labels

At Porter Nordby Howe LLP, we are prepared to stand up for the rights of our clients who have been injured or experienced losses due to this type negligence. Our team of defective products lawyers not only has considerable experience in this field, but an array of resources from which to draw. Our network includes research specialists as well as expert witnesses from a variety of industries, all ready to testify on behalf of our clients.

Defective product claims are often difficult to prove because of the numerous factors involved. Researchers must thoroughly investigate every link in the supply chain including designers, manufacturers, packaging and shipping companies, and distributors in order to build a solid case. Each of these parties could easily claim fault for the injuries suffer lies with the injure person, but gathering substantial evidence against the actual responsible party helps combat such allegations.

Whether design or manufacturing flaws occurred in an effort to rush a product to market or corners were cut to decrease production costs, almost all damages caused by defective products could have been avoided. If you or a loved one has been injured or otherwise negatively impacted by merchandise that should have never been made available to consumers, we urge you to call or send us an email.

Our trial lawyers can help ensure those at fault are held accountable for their negligence and prevent others from being harmed by those products in the future. Let us face the corporate giants on your behalf and get you the compensation you deserve. Consultations are free, and there’s never any charge for our services unless we win your case.

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