Representation When Faulty Products Cause Serious Injuries
Products liability claims arise from product defects that cause bodily harm. The defective product could be used at home or at work. The harmed individual must demonstrate that the product was unreasonably defective when it left the control of the manufacturer; usually, this means the manufacturer should have foreseen the potential for harm.
If you or a loved one was injured by a defective product, call our Duluth, Minnesota, office at 218-723-1990 to schedule a free initial case consultation. Our ethical attorneys will evaluate your case and provide an honest assessment of possible next steps.
Protecting Clients From A Range Of Dangerous Products
Falsani, Balmer, Peterson & Balmer has represented personal injury victims for over 45 years. We have vast experience with all manner of defective product claims against manufacturers or sellers, including:
- Above-ground swimming pools
- Skid-steer loaders
- Table saws
- Hydraulic pumps
- Industrial paper machines
- Manbaskets on construction sites
- Heavy truck door latches
- Children’s hooded sweatshirts
- Child infant seats
A glance at this partial list reveals that some of these products can be more dangerous than might be immediately apparent. If you are injured while properly using a product, the product’s safety mechanisms may have been improperly designed or removed by a third party prior to your use.
A serious injury suffered while using ANY product is worth contacting an experienced bodily injury lawyer at our law firm to discuss. Never assume that you do not have a legitimate claim without first discussing your situation with a qualified trial lawyer.
Joint Workers’ Compensation And Products Liability Claims
If you sustain an injury at work, you may be able to pursue compensation from the product manufacturer and claim workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. In such a situation, preserving the dangerous tool that caused the injury is critical to success against the product manufacturer. Usually cooperation from the employer (who is legally entitled to be reimbursed for the benefits paid the injured worker out of the proceeds of a successful defective product claim) is helpful, if not essential, in preserving necessary evidence to support the claim.
Evaluating Whether To Pursue A Case
Not every injury from a defective product is worth pursuing. User error, failure to heed instructions or obvious warnings on the product can bar a claim. A competent products liability attorney at our law firm can explain whether your particular case should be pursued or abandoned.
Most product manufacturers aggressively defend against all defective product claims brought against them, so such claims can be costly and expensive to pursue. Expert engineering consultants are usually required, and they can charge thousands of dollars for their time and effort.
For this reason, defective product claims are not worth pursuing absent a serious injury. The claim arising from the harm must be large to justify the expenditure for expert consultants. So, do not be surprised to learn that a serious injury is a necessary precondition to pursuing a defective product claim.
Contact Our Competent Attorneys For Representation
Our lawyers work hard to pursue the compensation our clients deserve after serious injuries. Call 218-723-1990 to schedule a complimentary initial consultation with our competent legal team. You can also contact us online.
We understand that you may be concerned about finances in the wake of your accident, but Falsani, Balmer, Peterson & Balmer will not burden you with high legal fees. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we are only paid if our lawyers successfully recover compensation on your behalf. Our payment is taken directly from the recovered compensation and not from your bank account.