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Philadelphia Products Liability Lawyers

Each year, defective or unsafe products injure thousands of workers and consumers. Too often, these injuries are fatal. Many of these accidents could have been prevented.

Manufacturers, suppliers and sellers have a duty to produce or sell safe products. Many times, they disregard their obligations and put profit over the safety of workers and those we love. If a product has caused an injury due to unsafe design, a manufacturing defect, or the failure to provide proper instructions, you can file a products liability lawsuit.

When that happens, you need an experienced products liability attorney by your side. The lawyers at Galfand Berger have been handling products liability cases since 1947. We do it by leaving no stone unturned, hiring the experts, gathering the documents and understanding your case. Our attorneys are the top in their practice. And, the results prove it: we’ve recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients and have made ground-breaking law in the products liability field.

If you’ve been injured by an unsafe or defective product, here are some questions that you may have:

A defective product is a product that causes injury or damage because of a flaw or inappropriate or insufficient labeling. Products may also be considered defective if they are designed in such a way that when they are used as they are intended it results in an injury. All states allow people injured by defective products to recover damages.

The manufacturer, supplier or seller can be held legally responsible and be required to pay full and fair damages to an injured party if :

  • The product is defective or unsafe
  • The defective or unsafe condition caused or worsened an injury
  • The product that malfunctions, is unguarded, unsafely designed, or is unsafe because the manufacturer failed to give proper warnings and instructions for use.

These cases are called products liability lawsuits. The National Safety Council estimates that between 10% and 15% of all industrial injuries are caused by inadequately guarded or unguarded machinery.

Yes. Defective or unsafe personal protective equipment can be subject to a third-party lawsuit. The manufacturer, supplier and seller of products have a duty to manufacture, supply, and sell the equipment in a safe condition for all foreseeable uses.

If you have suffered injuries because of a product, contact an experienced Philadelphia product liability attorney. You may be able to file a products liability action and recover damages based on either strict product liability or breach of warranty.

  • Strict liability means that certain people or companies are automatically responsible for the damages their actions or products cause. In the case of manufactured products, strict product liability means that you must prove that a product was defective. You do not need to prove that the injured party was negligent while using the product.
  • Manufacturers can issue implied warranties and express warranties for their products. Implied warranties are established by state law and say that a product will be safe to use for its intended purpose. Express warranties are guarantees from the seller that the product will function as it is intended and will be safe to use. A breach of warranty means that the product was defective or did not function as it was intended.

An experienced Philadelphia products liability lawyer from Galfand Berger can help you determine if you have a products liability case. Many seriously injured people do not consult lawyers because they do not think they can sue. Sometimes they think it is their fault or the fault of another worker that caused the injury. Just because a co-worker contributes to an accident does not mean you have no case. Negligence on your part, a co-worker’s part, or the company’s part does not prevent you from filing a claim against the manufacturer, distributor or supplier of the unsafe product. The key question is whether the product could have been designed to reduce or eliminate the defect that caused your injury.

Contact the Philadelphia Products Liability Lawyers at Galfand Berger Today

If you or a loved one has been injured, we are happy to answer your questions and have one of our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers review your case for free. Please call us at 1-800-222-USWA (8792) or complete our short contact form and a member of our firm will contact you.

With offices in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Lancaster and Reading, we serve clients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. And, remember, there is no fee unless we recover for you