Philadelphia Defective Product Attorneys

For Help with a Product Liability Case, Call (215) 278-4449

From hairdryers to automobiles, outdoor grills to car seats, Americans purchase a variety of products on a daily basis to make their lives safer, more productive, and more enjoyable. When you purchase a product, you likely trust that the manufacturer and associated distributors and retailers have taken the necessary measures to ensure that the product is safe when used as directed for its intended purpose. Unfortunately, that is not always the reality, and each year thousands of preventable injuries and deaths occur because of defective products. If you were injured by a defective product, call our class action lawyers for a free case evaluation.

Types of Defective Products

Individuals who design, produce, distribute, and sell a given product have an obligation to consumers to provide a good that is free from harmful defects and contains the appropriate warnings. We have successfully represented class action and individual product liability claims related to:

We are dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers, and we have the knowledge, resources and will to challenge pharmaceutical companies, car manufacturers, and others whose negligence puts harmful products in the hands of consumers.

Negligence & Defective Products

Manufacturers and suppliers have a responsibility to rigorously test their products and strictly adhere to the standards that have been set forth by government agencies, such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Yet manufacturers often skip vital steps in the testing of their products or cut corners in production to maximize profits. When this occurs, dangerous products are then placed in the hands of consumers-with little regard to their safety and wellbeing.

Negligence that results in defective products reaching consumers can occur at any point between product design and the item's sale. In product liability lawsuits, negligence is typically related to:

  • Flaws in the design or engineering of the product prior to manufacture
  • Faulty production or product assembly; the product is not made as designed
  • Tampering or unintentional contamination of a product that results in danger to consumers
  • Use of hazardous materials during production
  • Failure to foresee plausible uses for the product-and therefore dangers
  • Marketing defects such as inadequate safety warnings or inaccurate instructions
  • Failure to recall product once defects were uncovered

In order to prove negligence in product liability cases, it must be demonstrated that the product was defective and dangerous when used as intended, and that harm was suffered as a direct result of using the product as directed.

Proving Liability in Product Defect Cases

Manufacturing companies often have deep pockets and large legal teams on their side to minimize their liabilities. As a result, consumers who have been harmed by a defective product need a law firm on their side with the resources needed to take these large corporations to trial-and win.

At Golomb & Honik, P.C., we never shy away from large and complex product liability cases. We believe in holding these negligent manufacturers responsible for their actions and for the injuries their products have caused.

Sadly, even when product defects are known, manufacturers do not always take the necessary steps to ensure public safety. At Golomb & Honik, P.C., we know that these corporations often try numerous tactics to avoid recalling their products. Sometimes, this includes shifting the blame back towards the consumer or denying that the defect exists at all. When this occurs, we are not afraid to bring a class action lawsuit against these negligent corporations, to ensure that these dangerous products are recalled swiftly and before any additional harm is done to consumers.

Contact our Philadelphia defective product lawyers today at (215) 278-4449. We represent victims in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and nationwide.