Western Pennsylvania Products Liability Lawyers Advocate for You
You shouldn’t have to suffer because of the negligence of a product manufacturer
Have you been injured by a defective or poorly designed product? A personal injury attorney at Bowers & Fawcett, LLC can help. We work on your behalf to completely explore all possible avenues of legal recourse, handling every aspect of your personal injury claim against the company responsible. Trust in our team and our more than four decades of experience practicing law in the Pittsburgh area and western Pennsylvania.
Determining fault when an injury occurs
Product defects are usually the fault of the manufacturer, which is then liable in a personal injury claim. These issues have some unique circumstances, as they may occur across countless industries. To be successful in a lawsuit, Bowers Fawcett & Hurst, LLC investigates both the product in question and the company and industry from which it comes. Manufacturers are strictly liable for the damages that result from a defective or dangerous product.
Common types of products liability cases include:
- Auto parts causing an accident, such as tires and faulty breaks
- Household products like toys or appliances
- Machinery, tools and construction equipment, such as scaffolding, lumber conveyers, wood splitters and saws
- Medical products like hip implants and transvaginal mesh
In some cases, defective products can lead to the death of the victim.
Factors that impact products liability cases
There are a variety of factors that affect whether a manufacturer can be held liable in products liability cases, including:
- The manufacturing process. Products that fail to meet industry standards are usually considered to be dangerous giving rise to strict liability for the injuries caused by the defect.
- Recalls. If manufacturers become aware of defects in their products, they are required by law to issue recalls or public notifications. Unfortunately, many of these recalls go underpublicized, so people continue to use the products without realizing they could be hazardous.
- Warning labels. Inherently dangerous products are required by law to have sufficient warning labels. Manufacturers may be held liable if they fail to provide adequate warnings.
Speak with a knowledgeable Pittsburgh products liability attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, speak with the compassionate personal injury attorneys at Bowers Fawcett & Hurst, LLC immediately. We offer free initial consultations, and you don’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover for you. Give us a call at 724-266-0290 or contact us online to get started.