Pennsylvania Products Liability Attorneys

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Products Liability Attorneys in Lancaster, PA Fighting for Consumer Safety

Every year, dozens of companies recall products that are defective and harmful. In the best scenarios, the recalls prevent anyone from being seriously injured.

But each year, many children and adults are harmed by a dangerous product and seek justice. Often for clients, this seems like an impossible task, taking on a large Corporation with endless resources. Atlee Hall has decades of experience holding these large Corporations responsible for the injuries and losses our clients have sustained – traveling across the U.S. and globe to provide justice and closure to our clients.

Everyone Deserves to Trust What They Buy

Our products liability lawyers at Atlee Hall want to improve the quality of products for everyone in Lancaster and across the U.S. We do this by pursuing products liability lawsuits against manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other companies in hopes they’ll be more careful about what they make and sell.

We have genuine trial experience in this complex area of law, and we know what it takes to get justice for a consumer injury.

Dangerous Products & Products Liability

If you or a loved one are suffering, it's time to talk with a products liability lawyer near you. Our in-house nurse, network of medical experts, and experienced legal team will look deeper into your claim than other law firms. We are passionate about uncovering the truth.

What is Products Liability?

Products liability is the area of law governing situations in which a manufacturer, distributor, supplier, or retailer places a defective or dangerous product in the hands of consumers, and the product causes someone harm. Under Pennsylvania law, a product must meet the consumer’s ordinary expectations, or the risks of the product must not outweigh its benefits. Typically, when a product has an unexpected hazard, it doesn’t meet the ordinary consumer’s expectations.

What Are Some Product Defects?

The three most common product defects are:

  • Design defects are in the product’s design and present in every unit of the product when manufactured to the intended specifications.
  • Manufacturing defects are flaws that arise during the manufacturing and assembly process.
  • Failures to warn come about because a manufacturer or seller fails to provide adequate instructions or warnings with the product.

Who is Responsible for a Defective Product?

Many businesses could be responsible for injuries caused by a defective product depending on the circumstances and law. Your fight may be against the company responsible for the design, manufacture, distribution, or sale. It’s essential to work with a defective product attorney to determine who is liable.

Proving Liability in a Products Case

There are several theories of liability when it comes to consumer products. It’s important to talk with a lawyer about what’s suitable for your case. You may file a claim based on ordinary negligence, strict liability, or a breach of warranty.

  • Ordinary negligence means a business had a duty to use reasonable care in designing and manufacturing a product, breached that duty, and created an unsafe product, which caused the injury.
  • Strict liability means a business is liable for injuries its product caused if you establish it was defective.
  • Breach of warranty means the business failed to meet an express or implied promise regarding the product.

How Long Do I Have to File a Products Liability Case?

You generally have two years from when you were injured to file a products liability lawsuit in Pennsylvania. Various factors might give you more or less time, which is why it is important to consult our Pennsylvania products liability attorneys at Atlee Hall. If you miss the deadline, you lose your right to compensation.

Products Liability Damages & Making You Whole

When a dangerous product harms you or a loved one in Pennsylvania, you have the right to demand justice. In our legal system, that means recovering compensation.

The primary purpose of a settlement or verdict is to make you financially whole. This ensures you can pay medical bills, make up for lost wages, and are compensated for your pain and suffering. However, a recovery also serves the critical purpose of forcing businesses to be more careful in designing, manufacturing, and selling their products.

By demanding justice, you’re helping to protect others from buying or receiving a dangerous product.

Recovering What You Lost

Compensation for a defective product injury (referred to as damages) may include:

  • Economic Damages: This compensation covers your past and future monetary expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Non-Economic Damages: This compensation covers intangible losses, such as pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, embarrassment, humiliation, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Wrongful Death & Survival Damages: Close surviving relatives, such as a spouse, child, or parent, may recover wrongful death damages, including medical bills, funeral and estate expenses, and their loved one’s lost income. They may also recover for the loss of support and guidance of their loved one. A decedent’s estate can recover survival damages, which are those based on your loved one’s injuries, such as pain and suffering and lost earnings.
  • Loss of Consortium: An injured person’s spouse can recover compensation for the loss of their husband or wife’s services, assistance, support, comfort, companionship, and sexual relationship.

At Atlee Hall, our products liability attorneys strive to hold companies accountable for their actions, which cause harm. We go above and beyond to carefully assess your damages and paint a clear picture of what you’ve gone through to win fair compensation.

How to Prove Products Liability

Whether we intend to resolve your case through a settlement or jury verdict, our product lawyers prepare every case as if we’re going to trial. Through our years of experience, we’ve become skilled in showing a judge and jury how you’ve suffered through compelling evidence and arguments the other side can’t defeat.

Keep Dangerous Products Off The Shelves. We’ll Help

It takes skill and considerable experience to get justice if a defective product has wronged you. And while we can’t turn back time, the team at Atlee Hall can make things better and force companies and manufacturers to answer for their carelessness and dangerous products.

 

3 Steps to Win Your Case

 

01Investigate

We partner with top product experts to investigate the design, manufacturing process, instructions, and warnings of the product that caused you harm. We also work with respected medical experts to explain the severity of your injuries and how they happened.

02Analyze

After gathering evidence, we identify the root cause of your injury, whether that is a design, manufacturing, or failure to warn defect.

03Illustrate

We document all your physical, emotional, and financial injuries to demonstrate to the jury how the injury has impacted your life and future.

Products Liability FAQs

 

How Much is My Products Liability Case Worth?

It is hard to predict how much each product's liability claim is worth because each is unique. We look at your specific situation to calculate the value of your damages. There is no set formula. How much you receive depends heavily on the type and severity of your injuries.

Will My Case Go to Court?

It depends on your specific circumstances. We resolve many products liability cases through negotiating settlements. However, it may be in your best interests to take your case to trial. That's why it's essential to partner with a defective product lawyer with genuine trial experience and a record of success in court.

What Should I Do if I Think I Have a Products Liability Claim?

Products liability law is complex, and establishing a business's liability requires extensive evidence and expert testimony. Also, there is not an over-arching federal products liability law. Each state has its own laws derived from statutes and court decisions. If you believe a defective product hurt you or a loved one, the best thing you can do is contact a products liability attorney near you.

Can Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices Be Defective?

It depends on the type of medical product or drug and the basis of the strict liability claim, such as a design, manufacturing, or warning defect. In general, pharmaceutical companies are not immune from Pennsylvania product liability claims. There are exceptions, however, like for prescription drug manufacturers responsible for "unavoidably unsafe products."