Denver Product Liability Attorneys
When we buy products, we expect them to perform as promised. We do not expect them to cause us harm. However, this happens more often than you think.
If you were injured by a defective product, you may have a legal claim against its designer or manufacturer - maybe both. We can help with that.
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. our product liability lawyers have won significant verdicts for injured clients. Often, people suffer catastrophic injury or wrongful death through no fault of their own. We are here to represent the victims who need it the most, and we do not rest until we see justice done and our clients compensated for their suffering.
Call (303) 759-9945 or toll-free (877) 433-3906 for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.
Quite simply, manufacturers are held to a certain standard when it comes to their products. If they place dangerous or defective products in the hands of consumers, they must pay the costs. The law requires products to "meet the ordinary expectations" of consumers. A defective product does not. When a consumer is injured, the consumer has full rights under the law to file a claim for compensation.
The responsibility for a product-related injury may lie with multiple parties, including the seller, the distributor, the manufacturer, or the designer of the product. It all depends on what caused the defect, and what caused your injury. Determining how the defect occurred in the first place may seem challenging, but it will be narrowed down by the type of defect.
While there are countless ways for a product to be defective, all defects can generally be sorted into one of three categories.
Design defects: Before making any product, be a car or cleaning chemicals, companies must design the product itself. During this phase, precautions must be taken, and tests must be run to make sure the product works as intended and does not pose any danger to consumers. When these tests are skipped, or the results ignored, it means the product will be faulty. Design defects may result in class-action lawsuits, as a defective design means that all products made will be defective or have the potential to become defective over time.
Manufacturing defects: After a product is deigned and approved, it must then be manufactured. That does not mean the company is done running tests. When a product is being made, quality checks should make sure nothing was made improperly, that the material being used is of a high enough caliber. If these checks are skipped or overlooked, then products could be sent out with dangerous defects. Usually, a manufacturing defect only impacts a small percentage of the total products sold, unlike a design defect.
Marketing defects: Before a product can be released, its packaging and how it will be marketed must be worked out. The marketing team has a responsibility to make sure consumers are properly instructed on how to use the product, as well as given adequate warning about potential dangers. If the team fails in these tasks, then consumers could use the product improperly and become hurt as a result. Similar to design defects, this may turn into a class-action lawsuit.
Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has achieved record-breaking verdicts and settlements for clients, including the largest medical malpractice verdict ever awarded in Colorado. When we turn our attention to defective products, we get results. We handle the following:
- Auto Product Defects
- Children’s Products
- Defective Drugs and Medical Devices
- Ski/Tramway Accidents
- Faulty Appliances
- Construction Equipment
- Food Products
Though the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reviews and issues recalls of dangerous products, many items are missed. For example, numerous children’s toys have choking hazards - and they are recalled at a rate of almost two products per week! When you report a dangerous product, you are doing something important to protect others from being injured the same way. Don’t hesitate to call us.
A defective product isn’t just a waste of money -- it can also endanger your life. Common injuries you may experience due to defective product include:
- Broken bones
- Chemical and thermal burns
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Vision loss
- Loss of limb
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Deep lacerations
- Illness, such as cancer
Few of us make our own furniture, cleaning products, or clothes by hand. We rely on manufacturers to make these products for us, and when they neglect their duty to make sure products are safe, the consumers pay the price. Corners are cut, tests are skipped. Sometimes a company knows full well that its product is dangerous but decides that a few lawsuits are worth it compared to what the product will make. These companies could not care less about your safety, which is why it is so important to make sure they are held accountable in court.
There are a number of parties that could be liable for a defective product, since most products switch hands a dozen times before finally being sold to the consumer. Filing your claim against the wrong party is a surefire way to make sure you do not receive the compensation that you deserve. In our experience, the most commonly liable parties include:
- The design team
- The manufacturer
- The marketing team
- The production company
- The shippers/transportation company
- The store or party in charge of sales
Determining which is responsible for your injuries is no easy feat. You will need evidence from an in-depth investigation. If you are in the process of recovering from injuries brought on by the defective product, then launching an investigation may be impossible. However, with the help of the right attorney, you’ll not only find the liable party, but also receive the compensation that you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a product, we may be able to help you. Our Denver personal injury attorneys bring a deep understanding of law, medicine, and other professional fields to the table in order to achieve justice. We use our comprehensive knowledge and proven expertise to expand, create, and refine techniques based on the unique circumstances of each case.
When Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. takes on a defective or dangerous product, our goal is to keep it from harming anyone else. We work with a team of investigators and expert witnesses to find where the fault truly lies, and will go all the way to court to prove it. You will be surrounded by experienced advocates whose first concern is your comfort and future well-being.
Give us a call. We do not charge for an initial consultation or questions. In fact, we handle the upfront costs of litigation for all clients and we only get paid if you receive a settlement or verdict. To speak to a product liability attorney at our firm, please call (303) 759-9945 or toll-free (877) 433-3906.
- All Products Causing Injury
- Automobile Product Defects
- Defective Drugs and Medical Devices
- Automobile Crashworthiness
- Children's Products
- Ski and Tramway Accidents