A consumer product, such as a car, a tire, a power tool or even a household product is defective if its condition is hazardous or unreasonably dangerous during its ordinary use. As an example, if the treads on a tire come apart on the highway,the driver loses control of the vehicle and someone is injured, this is known in the law as a product liability. This could be the result of either a defective design, a manufacturing mistake or the failure of a seller to adequately warn a user of the danger associated with its normal use. Today, the firm’s product liability caseload stems from defective automobiles and/or their component parts such as airbag systems, sensors, ignition switches, tires and vehicle stability in addition to rifles and handguns.
Our firm has successfully litigated many product liability cases against some of the largest multi-national companies including General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Nissan, Bridgestone/Firestone, Michelin/Uniroyal and Cooper Tire.
A vast majority of the cases handled by the firm are settled without the need for a trial. Generally, most settlement agreements require that either the names of the parties or the amount of the settlements remain confidential. Given that jury verdicts are public, they can be discussed in greater detail.
There are essentially three ways to assert a claim that a product was dangerous and caused you harm. They include allegations that:
Depending on the product, proving it is defective and dangerous can be relatively straightforward or exceedingly complex. These cases are often won or lost based on the attorney’s ability to explain to a jury what the defect was and directly link it to the plaintiff’s injury or illness. For example, a dangerous children’s toy might be more straightforward to prove both defect and injury, whereas a defect in an implantable medical device or one small component in an automobile can be much more challenging. Our firm has the experience and ability to handle both.
The Nebenzahl Law Group has decades of experience and a successful track record in the litigation of complex personal injury claims, including product liability. Each year, millions of Americans – young and old – are injured or even killed by dangerous consumer products, vehicles, prescription drugs and medical devices. If you have been injured, our firm is ready to help you seek justice for your harms and losses including physical injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, permanent disability, and other damages. By pursuing litigation, you are helping to hold big companies accountable when they sell defective and dangerous products, thus helping to protect other people against future injury caused by the defective products that harmed you.
The Nebenzahl Law Group helps our clients take on dangerous product manufacturers ranging from small companies to large corporations. We are not afraid of our courtroom adversaries. Instead, we are passionate about helping our neighbors in the greater Boston community and throughout the United States seek justice for their injuries. To discuss your legal options in a free consultation, call us in Sharon, Massachusetts, at 781-784-2000. You can also fill out our online contact form.