If you’ve been injured because of a defective or dangerous product, you may be entitled to compensation. Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC will fight to maximize your financial recovery by holding the company that manufactured or sold the dangerous product fully accountable. Our Philadelphia product liability attorneys work day and night so that you can get the money you need and deserve.
We offer a free consultation, so call our Philadelphia law office to schedule yours today. Our team is always standing by to take your call – 24/7/365.
Why Should I Call Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC For Help With My Product Liability Case?
Even though you may have the right to seek compensation under the law, getting money from a business can be tough. This is especially true when you’re fighting a large corporation with deep pockets and connections.
You can level the playing field and force companies to take your claim seriously by hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer to handle your case. That’s why your first call should be to Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC.
Our product liability lawyers have been fighting on behalf of injury victims in and around Philadelphia for decades. With more than 80 years of combined experience, we know what it takes to get the results our clients deserve. In fact, we’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars on their behalves.
When you get hurt because a product is defective or unreasonably dangerous, we’ll stand by your side and help you assert your rights. As we navigate your case, we will:
- Determine if the company has a history of selling dangerous or defective products
- Identify the type of defect that led to your injury
- Identify all potential legal claims that you might have
- Consult with experts to assess the extent (and value) of your injuries
- Negotiate with the manufacturer and attempt to find a fair resolution to your case, and
- Take your case to a jury if businesses or their insurance companies don’t cooperate.
As we handle your case, you can take advantage of the opportunity to focus on getting better. All you have to do to get started is give our law firm a call today to set up a time to discuss your case in greater detail.
What is Product Liability?
Product liability refers to the fact that companies in Pennsylvania can be responsible for injuries and harm caused by the products they design, sell, or manufacture. Since most products aren’t subject to vigorous state oversight, companies have to make sure that the products they sell are safe. In order to make sure that this happens, the state allows individuals who are injured by defective or dangerous products to sue companies and hold them accountable.
In Pennsylvania, product liability lawsuits can be based on negligence or strict liability.
In a product liability case based on negligence, an injured consumer would have to establish that they were harmed because a company failed to take care in the development, construction, or sale of a product. In other words, the company had a duty to protect the consumer from foreseeable harm but failed to do so. That failure directly or indirectly led to the consumer’s injury.
It can be tough to prove that a company was negligent. So, in order to make make sure that companies are serious about product safety, lawsuit can also be based on strict liability. Strict liability means that companies are on the hook for damages, regardless of the level of care or caution they exercised in developing, manufacturing, or selling a product. Injured consumers don’t have to prove negligence. Instead, the fact that they sustained an injury while using a product as intended – or in a reasonably foreseeable off-label way – is sufficient.
Design defect: exists when a product is dangerous or defective because of the way it was designed. The design itself – or components of the design – is what creates a hazard. For example, thousands of lawsuits claim that Roundup weed killer has a design defect because its primary ingredient is carcinogenic. Roundup is dangerous because of the way it was designed.
Manufacturing defect: exists when a product has a safe design, but something goes wrong during the manufacturing process. For example, while building a motorcycle, a worker forgets to include a bolt on the frame. When the bike is used for the first time, it falls apart, causing the rider to get hurt. The issue is with the way the motorcycle was built, not designed.
Marketing defect: exists when a company fails to warn that a product has potential dangers or side effects that might not be obvious to the user. For example, a company might face a lawsuit for failure to warn if it didn’t mention that a medical device, such as a hernia mesh implant, could migrate in the body after surgery, causing harm. These are risks that consumers must be able to weigh before making a purchase.
The type of product liability case you have will influence what type of evidence and arguments will be needed to support your demands for compensation. At Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC, we’ll work hard to get to the bottom of what happened, identify the type of defect that led to your injury, and build a strong case on your behalf.
We Handle All Product Liability Cases in Philadelphia, PA
When you buy a product for you, your child, or someone you care about, you shouldn’t have to worry about potential risks. You should be able to trust that the company responsible for that product went to great lengths to ensure that it’s safe. Sadly, that doesn’t always happen. Companies cut corners and consumers like you suffer the consequences. That’s why our personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia are prepared to help you hold them accountable. We represent clients in product liability cases involving:
- Hand tools
- Power tools
- Pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs
- Medical devices
- Cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other motor vehicles
- Motor vehicle parts, including airbags and brakes
- Pesticides, including Roundup weedkiller
- Personal care products, including talc powder
- Construction equipment, including scaffolding and ladders
- Juul vape pens, and more.
If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one because of a defective product, we’re here to help. Give our product liability lawyers in Philadelphia a call to set up a free initial case assessment. We’ll gladly review your case, explain your options, and offer answers to any questions that you might have.
Defective Products Can Cause Severe Injuries, Death
Our team appreciates that any injury can cause excruciating pain and create a financial nightmare. So, we’ll do whatever we can to help you secure monetary damages for those injuries – big or small – including:
- Broken bones
- Crushing injury
- Eye injury
- Head injury
- Neck and back injury
- Soft tissue damage
- Spine injury
- Wrongful death, and more.
If your injuries in Philadelphia are severe, you might not be able to travel. So, let us come to you. Our legal team can visit you at the hospital or your home, whichever is more convenient. Just give us a quick call today to learn more.
Damages Commonly Awarded in Philadelphia Product Liability Cases
If you’ve been harmed because of a defective product, you might be entitled to monetary damages for:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost income, and more.
Our Philadelphia product liability attorneys are prepared to demand maximum compensation on your behalf. We’ll work hard to hold companies accountable and back our demands with expert-driven evidence. Our tenacious, no-nonsense approach is designed to get you the money you deserve.
Statute of Limitations for Product Liability Lawsuits in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania state law limits the length of time you’ll have to assert your legal rights. For the most part, product liability lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date of your injury. You might have additional time if your injury wasn’t obvious or evident right away.
Your product liability claim will be barred – and you’ll get no money – if you let the statute of limitations expire without acting. The best way to protect yourself and your financial recovery is by asking for help right away.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation With Our Philadelphia Product Liability Lawyers
If you’ve been harmed because of a faulty product in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, don’t hesitate to call Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC for help. You may be entitled to money from the company responsible for that product, and we can help you fight to secure a significant financial award. Our law firm offers a free consultation, so call to learn more today.