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Understanding product liability claims

Product safety should be a top priority in every industry. Unfortunately, dangerous and defective products still surface regularly across the country. Last week, for example, a prominent U.S.-based manufacturer of children’s car seats settled a lawsuit involving defective safety buckles. The manufacturer agreed to pay $3 million in fines and invest $7 million toward enhanced safety programs.

Defects in manufacturing are not the only type of product liability claim. Dangerous products can also involve an unsafe design or inadequate warnings.

In any type of product defect claim, experienced legal representation can hold the keys to success. These claims are extremely complex. They may involve multiple defendants – perhaps not just the manufacturer, but also the product designer, supplier or distributor. The claim may involve theories of negligence, breach of warranty or both. Proving liability often requires obtaining expert testimony regarding structural aspects, manufacturing processes or engineering issues that contributed to the defect.

Because so many products are distributed on a massive scale – and because injuries often result from failures to timely issue recalls – those affected by defects often number well into the hundreds or even thousands. Class action claims are thus a staple in this area of law.

The attorneys at the DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm understand the nuances of this challenging field. Our firm has assembled an outstanding team of attorneys with the skill, experience and dedication to help injury victims succeed in their legal claims. We have handled many significant product liability claims on behalf of injured clients and their loved ones.

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