In our modern and technologically advanced society, we use and are around cars, trucks, sports utility vehicles, consumer electronics, recreational equipment, power tools, large industrial equipment, medical devices, elevators, escalators, and countless other products every day. These products serve important purposes and we rely on them to help us do our jobs and live our lives. The manufacturers of these products, however, have an obligation to only put products on the market that are reasonably safe when properly used.
What happens when a poorly designed product seriously injures or kills someone? What happens when a product malfunctions due to a manufacturing defect and causes serious harm? What happens when a manufacturer knows that a product is unsafe for a specific use, but sells it without any warnings?
The answers to those questions involve an area of law known as Products Liability. Products liability is the area of law that holds designers, manufacturers, and sellers of defective products responsible for the harm their products cause. It may sound very simple, but it is not. These companies do not like being held responsible for their products. They have excellent attorneys to delay litigation, hire large consulting companies to testify that their products are safe, blame victims for their injuries, and generally try to make the process of suing them incredibly difficult, time-consuming, and expensive.
Not all attorneys and law firms are equipped to handle these cases. The law that is relevant to Products Liability cases is complex and ever-changing in a world where technology moves much faster than the courts. Most law firms do not have the experience, resources, or desire to invest in and handle large products liability matters. At Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, we do.
Our law firm frequently represents people who have been seriously injured or lost family members because of defective and poorly marketed products. We have taken on some of the largest and most powerful companies in the world in order to represent our clients and hold those companies accountable for the products they place in the market.
We have sued many of the largest and most powerful companies in the world, taken on their attorneys and professional witnesses, and held them responsible for their actions. We have retained and worked with expert witness engineers to reverse engineer products to prove their defects.
Prosecuting a Products Liability case can be difficult and expensive. It is important to find the right legal team to evaluate the case and proceed with it. At Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, we have experience and expertise handling these types of cases. Call us today if you think a defective product has hurt you or someone you love.