Product Liability Lawyer in Kent, WA
Serving Clients throughout Washington State, Including Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, Renton & Des Moines
We expect that the products we purchase and use every day will help us – but unfortunately that is not always the case. Sometimes products that are seemingly safe can cause serious injury or even death. When this happens, product manufacturers, retailers, and other parties can be held financially liable for the injuries their products cause. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a faulty product, turn to the skilled Kent product liability lawyer at Dore Law Group, PLLC. Backed by decades of experience and millions of dollars in recovered verdicts and settlements for our injured clients, we have what it takes to help you pursue maximum compensation.
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Types of Product Defects
Products can be defective in different ways. Sometimes, the products can fail during normal use, which can result in serious injury to the user. In other instances, the product may be defective in design so that it is inherently dangerous, even if it is used in the exact manner for which it was built. Other products may fail to contain the proper instructions or safety warnings about how to use the product correctly. As a result, users can be injured if they are not made aware of how to use the product in a safe manner.
Product liability cases are typically categorized in the following manner:
- Design defects: Design defects are, in a manner of speaking, intended. This type of defect is present in the inherent design of the product, making all products of the same type dangerous. An example of a design defect would be a chair that is designed with only three legs, giving it a higher risk of tipping over during use.
- Manufacturing defects: A manufacturing defect is an unintended error that occurs during the production of an otherwise safe product, making the individual unit dangerous. An example of a manufacturing defect would be if a chair does not have the bolts in one of its legs sufficiently tightened, causing it to be unstable.
- Marketing defects: Also known as a "failure to warn" case, marketing defects arise when a product is sold to customers without adequate safety instructions or warning labels. This commonly applies to product liability cases involving unknown side effects of prescription pharmaceuticals.
Who May Be Sued in a Product Liability Case?
In a product liability case, in addition to the manufacturer, others may be liable for defective products including:
- Resellers, such as those engaged in wholesale purchases and subsequent purchases to stores that are the end sellers to consumers
- Retail sellers, such as hardware stores that sell defective equipment
- Installers, such as tire shops that install defective tires
- Others that may be involved in the supply chain or in placing defective products into commerce
When seeking full compensation, it is important to identify all those that potentially bear liability for the injuries and damages caused, and to seek compensation from all such parties for their share of the damages.
Proving Product Liability
Proving product liability can be difficult, as manufacturers often go to great lengths to prove that their products are safe. They may provide information about the many times that their product was used without injury. To our clients, the number of times that a product was used without injury is meaningless; if they have been injured by a defective product, they deserve fair compensation.
Representing the Injured in Defective Product Cases
If you or a loved one has been injured by the use of a defective product, you need a personal injury attorney who is willing to battle the makers of defective products and their insurance companies. You need an attorney who is not afraid to fight for what matters most – you and your family. You need a law firm that will undertake a detailed investigation of the cause of your injuries and who will hire the experts typically required in order to make the best case possible for product liability on your behalf.
We Fight for You
We have years of experience, tenacity, and a track record of helping clients obtain full compensation for their injuries. Our initial consultation is free, and there is no obligation to use us.
If you or a family member has been injured by a defective product, please call our office today so that we may learn about your accident, and so that you can learn more about how we may be able to serve you in seeking to obtain compensation from those responsible for your injuries.
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