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We all tend to take products we use every day for granted. But your car, your lawnmower, even a lamp or a child's toy in your home can cause serious injuries if the product is defective or has a design flaw. A defective product injury can lead to a product liability cases in Pennsylvania. "Product liability" refers to the liability of any and all parties along the product's chain of manufacture for damage caused by that product. There may be multiple layers of liability. These types of claims can be complicated. When a dangerous product causes a serious personal injury, the corporations that are liable and their insurance companies do everything within their power to avoid paying injury victims. We know that's wrong. That's why we fight so hard for the rights of people seriously hurt by dangerous products. If you were injured or a loved one was injured or killed by a defective product, call (866) 326-0100 for a free consultation.
With four offices conveniently located in Northeastern Pennsylvania and a team of experienced accident attorneys work tirelessly for injury victims, O'Malley & Langan has a strong track record of success throughout the state. We win cases because we know the law and we understand our clients' needs. That's because we're from here and we live here.
What are common examples of product liability cases in Pennsylvania?
Product liability cases cover a wide range. Some of the most common - and most serious - product liability claims attorneys in Pennsylvania handle involve:
- Defective car parts - These often result in serious auto accidents.
- Defective medical devices - Whether you're dealing with defective hip replacement or another medical device, we can help.
- Dangerous toys - Families reasonably expect the toys their children play with to be safe. When they're not, the companies that make these toys need to be held responsible.
- Dangerous drugs - Drug companies often rush drugs to market without conducting rigorous testing on them, resulting serious side effects or life-threatening injuries.
If you are injured, it's important to keep the product in your position so you can prove it was defective and the defect caused your injury.
Product liability in legal terms
The following are the four different theories related to product liability claims:
- Negligence refers to the absence of, or failure to exercise, proper or ordinary care. It means that an individual who had a legal obligation either omitted to do what should have been done or did something that should not have been done. A manufacturer can be held liable for negligence if lack of reasonable care in the production, design, or assembly of the manufacturer's product caused harm. For example, a manufacturing company might be found negligent if its employees did not perform their work properly or if management sanctioned improper procedures and an unsafe product was manufactured.
- Breach of warranty refers to the failure of a seller to fulfill the terms of a promise, claim, or representation made concerning the quality or type of the product. The law assumes that a seller gives certain warranties concerning goods that are sold and that he or she must stand behind these assertions.
- Misrepresentation in the advertising and sales promotion of a product refers to the process of giving consumers false security about the safety of a particular product, ordinarily by drawing attention away from the hazards of its use. An action lies in the intentional concealment of potential hazards or in negligent misrepresentation. The key to recovery on the basis of misrepresentation is your ability to prove that you relied upon the representations that were made. Misrepresentation can be argued under a theory of breach of express warranty or a theory of strict tort liability.
- Strict liability involves extending the responsibility of the vendor or manufacturer to all individuals who might be injured by the product, even in the absence of fault. Injured guests, bystanders, or others with no direct relationship to the product may sue for damages caused by the product. An injured party must prove that the item was defective, the defect proximately caused the injury, and the defect rendered the product unreasonable dangerous.
"Why should I hire a Pennsylvania product liability lawyer to handle my case?"
Corporations routinely hire entire teams of attorneys to handle complicated product liability cases. If you try to take them on by yourself, you could seriously jeopardize your ability to recover compensation for your defective product injury.
Level the playing field. Contact O'Malley & Langan. We can help you pursue compensation and closure. Best of all, if we don't win, you owe us nothing. It's that's simple. We work this way because we believe people should not have to pay for something that doesn't benefit them.
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Clients' needs always come first at O'Malley & Langan. That's why we promise we will work tirelessly to earn your trust and respect. Honesty and integrity mean everything at O'Malley & Langan. These principles guide us in everything we do.
We represent people throughout Pennsylvania, including those injured in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Bradford, Schuykill, Lehigh, Monroe, Wyoming and Wayne counties. Our offices are conveniently located in Scranton, Pittston, Hazleton and Towanda.
We're proud of our work. Our verdicts and settlements speak volumes. "Winning your case is all that matters," attorney Todd O'Malley said. Discover what we can do for you. Call (866) 326-0100 and schedule a free case evaluation today. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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