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
- 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,