Madison Product Liability Injury Lawyers
Were you or a loved one injured due to a defective or dangerous product? You may have no idea where to start, and that’s ok. There are laws in place to protect your and your family’s rights.
Our team of Madison product liability attorneys has worked with families in the past to protect them and become their advocates when they are faced with a product liability issue. No two scenarios are the same, but with over 20 years of working with clients, we are confident that we can put together a plan to assist you to the best of our ability.
What Does Product Liability Mean?
According to Wisconsin law, if you feel you were injured due to a defective or unreasonably dangerous product, you may be eligible to obtain compensation. Suppose you can prove the product that caused your injury was faulty due to a manufacturing error that was mislabeled or unsafe and led to your injuries. In that case, you may be eligible for compensation.
A manufacturing defect is when the product is built incorrectly, and it causes injury. A design defect is when the product may have been manufactured correctly, but the design is flawed and can lead to injuries for those who use the product. Marketing defects refer to mislabeled products without adequate safety warnings or product instructions.
You may also be able to prove negligence or breach of warranty to be eligible for compensation. This can include the manufacturer, distributor, or wholesaler being negligent. A breach of warranty can consist of failure of the product itself.
What Must I Prove to Have a Case?
Your experienced attorney can prove the product was unsafe or unreasonably dangerous. They can prove that the product was unsafe or unreasonably dangerous. And they can also prove that they were harmed by using the product in question.
Thorough documentation of your injuries is also imperative to your case. Keep all of your medical records, pictures that you may have of the product or the damages, as well as the location where the incident occurred (this can be helpful for your Wisconsin injury lawyer if they want to recreate the environment where the incident happened), eyewitness statements and anything else that you may feel is relevant. Your attorney can review what you have gathered and help you determine whether you are eligible for compensation.
What Are the Most Common Products Involved in Liability Cases?
We come across tons of products each day while we are living our lives. Things like your toothbrush to the car you drove to work, the stoplight that you waited at, the desk that you sat at when you arrived at work, and more. If all of these products were defective somehow, you would have a hazardous day. Due to strict laws and regulations, most products we come into contact with are reasonably safe.
Some of the most common products that liability cases are built around involve auto parts. You may have heard of a manufacturer recall; this typically occurs when a defective auto part or parts are discovered, and the manufacturer creates a recall of other vehicles with that same defect.
Lawn equipment is another typical example of products with liability claims against them. You may even know someone injured by a lawnmower, trimmer, or tractor working on their lawn.
Children’s toys are another common category with product liability issues. This can be incredibly dangerous if your child cannot voice what happened or which defective product led to their specific injury.
Medications or medical devices can also be defective through manufacturing or marketing (insufficient warning labels or instructions) and can have devastating effects on patients.
Why Hire an Attorney?
Product liability cases can be challenging to prove. There are a lot of common defenses that manufacturers will use to avoid penalties or having to compensate consumers. With over 20 years of experience, we can walk you through what to expect and what you may be eligible for.
Pemberton Personal Injury Law Firm
5609 Medical Cir #4
Madison, WI 53719