PA Product Related Injury Questions
Product liability lawsuits stem from manufacturing defects, design defects or failure to warn.
A manufacturing defect means a defect occurs during the manufacturing process shoddy workmanship, for instance that makes the product dangerous.
A design defect means the design of the product makes it inherently dangerous.
A failure to warn means the manufacturer was aware of some uses of their product that could be dangerous and failed to warn consumers by a label or some other means.
You need to talk to a product liability attorney immediately to determine if you have a case. The best thing to do is to call or email us for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
You should talk to a product liability attorney as soon as possible after the injury occurs. First, the law requires that any claims be filed within a certain time period (statute of limitations). If you fail to file a claim by the deadline, you forfeit your right to sue. Perhaps more important, the longer you wait, records disappear or get altered, evidence disappears or gets contaminated, and the memories of eyewitnesses fade. So talk to an attorney sooner, rather than later. There is absolutely no obligation and you have nothing to lose by learning about your legal options.
Product liability lawsuits are often very complex and require a lawyer with a great deal of knowledge and experience in handling products cases. At Powell Law, we have one of the best product liability lawyers in Pennsylvania Attorney Jim Mundy. Throughout a career that has spanned more than 40 years, Jim has won some of the largest product liability cases in the state’s history. Rest assured the manufacturer will have a team of lawyers on their side. You need a lawyer like Jim Mundy and a firm like Powell Law on your side.
No. If you have been the victim of a product-related injury, you should hire a product liability attorney and let him or her do the talking. Don’t talk to any claims adjusters from the defendant’s insurance company because anything you say and do will be used against you. And NEVER agree to sign anything or settle your claim without talking to an attorney first.
It’s hard to say because every case is different. Your product liability lawyer will help you assess the value of your case. Your attorney will probably hire economists and other experts to review your case and determine your past and future economic losses. You might also be eligible to seek compensation for non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering.
How much will it cost to file a product liability lawsuit?
Nothing up front. Unlike lawyers in other types of practices, we don’t charge by the hour. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if you win. Customarily, product liability lawyers get paid a percentage of any settlement or jury verdict. Your attorney will discuss the contingency fee with you and answer any questions during your FREE, no-obligation consultation.
Choosing the right law firm is critical to your success in court. When you meet with a product liability attorney, you should ask about his/her experience and track record handling cases like yours.
Powell Law, which was founded in 1906, is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s oldest personal injury firm and has one of the top product liability attorneys in the state, Attorney Jim Mundy. Three generations of lawyers have successfully handled literally thousands of personal injury cases, ranging from dog bites to complex product liability claims, in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Stroudsburg and throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. At Powell Law, your case will always be handled by an experienced, caring attorney who will return your phone calls promptly and give you the attention and respect you deserve.