Experienced Product Liability Attorneys

Product liability attorneys focus on representing individuals who have been injured or harmed as a result of a defective product. If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective or faulty product, you may have a case for product liability and be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer, distributor, and/or seller. Whether you have experienced harm from a faulty device, a dangerous household product, or a defective vehicle, our experienced product liability attorneys can help you navigate the legal process and fight for you.

What is product liability?

Product liability is a form of legal liability that arises when a product is in a defective condition and unreasonably dangerous, has a design defect, or fails to provide adequate warnings or instructions and causes injury or harm to a person. Product liability means that a company is responsible for any injuries or damage caused by its product when it is used as intended. In other words, if a product fails and causes an injury, the company that designed, made, or sold the product is responsible for it. This can include anything from a toy that has sharp edges cutting the child playing with it to a car part with a manufacturing defect that causes an accident.

Examples of Product Liability Lawsuits

Consumers have become increasingly more aware of product liability lawsuits. As consumers, we expect the products we purchase to be safe and dependable. However, when a product is designed or manufactured in a way that causes harm to users, the company responsible may be held liable for damages.

For example, if a hub assembly falls off of a vehicle due to a defect and the driver crashes, the manufacturer, the distributor, and/or the seller may be considered responsible. This is because a product issue caused the accident, and the driver had no control over the situation. In this scenario, the driver can then seek legal recourse for their damages through product liability law.

Some notable examples of product liability cases include the McDonald’s hot coffee case, where a woman suffered severe burns from a cup of unreasonably hot coffee; the Ford Pinto case, where the design of the car’s fuel system caused a high risk of fires; and the recent Johnson & Johnson talcum powder case, where the company failed to warn users of potential cancer risks. These cases serve as reminders of the importance of product safety and the need for companies to take responsibility for the harm caused by their products.

What Team Green Law Will Do For You

Product liability lawyers focus on these types of cases and are well-versed in the laws and regulations surrounding product safety. At Team Green Law, we understand the complexities of product liability lawsuits. If you come to us with a product liability case, our experienced team of lawyers will take the time to understand your situation. We will assess your case and provide practical advice on the best way to proceed. We can help you build your case, gather evidence and medical records, and negotiate on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve for your injury.

Team Green is a different kind of law firm. We’re not going to make you promises we can’t deliver on. This is our promise to you: ​​we will guide you through the legal process, working with you through straight talk and personal attention, and we’ll work for you with smart, aggressive representation to get the settlement or judgment you deserve. Other lawyers show their case results on their websites, but not only does that imply results they can’t guarantee — it’s against the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct (Rule 7.1 [2] (2)).  But you should know that the results of one successful case does not tell us what will happen with you. We will work with you to set realistic expectations of the timeline and money that could be recovered for your unique case.

Frequently Asked Questions About Product Liability Cases

Any product sold in the market can be subject to product liability. The companies that designed, made, or sold the product may be responsible for any injuries or damage caused by any product they manufacture when it’s used as intended.

In a product liability case, any party that was involved in the design, manufacturing, distribution, or sale of the defective product can be held liable. This includes the manufacturer, the distributor, and the retailer.

Anyone who has been injured or who has suffered damage due to a product defect can file a product liability claim. These claims should be made against the manufacturer or seller of the product.

The statute of limitations for product liability claims varies by state. In Indiana, a product liability action based on negligence or strict liability must be commenced within 2 years after the injury occurs, or within 10 years after the delivery of the product to the initial user or consumer. However, if the injury arises between 8 and 10 years after delivery, you still have the full 2 years to file your claim.