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Product Liability

Tempe Defective Product Lawyers

Experienced product liability lawyers fighting to hold manufacturers liable

Makers of cars, drugs, medical devices, electronics, and all sorts of consumer products have a duty to ensure their products don’t cause harm. Once the product is placed into the stream of commerce, any defects in the product that cause harm are the basis for a product liability lawsuit.

At Plattner Verderame, P.C., our Tempe product defect lawyers work with product safety experts for a wide range of products. We understand what factors affect your claim such as product recalls, class action lawsuits, and other legal and factual issues. We explain that these product defect lawsuits can also be based on a breach of warranty or on negligence. In 2017, we negotiated a $2.75 million settlement: in a products liability case involving brain injury.

Types of product defects

A drug, car, or any one of thousands of products can be defective in one or a combination of the following ways:

  • Design defects. The first part of making any product is the design phase. Designs are often done with a team of people. More and more products are designed through computer technology. Design strategies should generally have ways to test the products built into the planning stage.
  • Manufacturing defects. This phase involves putting the design into practice. Manufacturers should use quality products that place safety ahead of company profits. Manufacturing processes should consider the demands of making numerous copies or variations from the same product design.
  • Marketing defect. When products are sold, the instructions on how to use the products should be accurate. If there are dangers with a product (hint, most times, there is always some danger), the product instructions should warn users of these dangers.

Common examples of defects that may hurt Tempe residents

Our Tempe product liability lawyers are ready to hold anyone who is injured by a known product defect or a new one. We handle the following types of product liability cases:

  • Consumer products, including children’s toys, exploding e-cigarettes, faulty earplugs, and other defective items
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Defective medical devices
  • Defective auto parts
  • Toxic chemicals, like Roundup
  • Defective power tools
  • Defective appliances

Who’s liable in a product defect case?

Numerous companies may be liable if one of their products caused you harm or caused a loved one to die. Defendants can include:

  • The main manufacturer and the parts manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Retailers
  • Assemblers
  • Anyone who repaired the product

In cases where a company is a subsidiary, the parents or related responsible companies can also be made defendants in the product defect lawsuit.

Important considerations when you file a product liability claim in Arizona

It’s important to speak with an experienced Tempe product defect lawyer because Arizona’s laws are very, very strict.

First, you only have 2 years from the date for your injury to file a lawsuit. Second, Arizona applies its comparative negligence rules to all product liability claims. If you were found to be partially responsible for your own injuries, your overall award will be reduced. Finally, you must prove you were exposed to an unreasonable risk of injury in order to move forward with your claim.

What’s the cost in filing a product liability lawsuit?

There is no fee. Our Tempe personal injury lawyers handle defective products cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we are paid only if we win your case or the case settles. If there is a class action because many people have been injured due to the product, we’ll explain the pros and cons of joining the class on proceeding on your own with a lawsuit.


Contact Skilled Tempe defective products lawyers today

The insurance companies for the manufacturers and other businesses will have experienced trial lawyers on their side; you should, too. Our Tempe product defect lawyers fight to get you compensation for wrongful death damages, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. To speak Tempe product liability lawyer call Plattner Verderame, P.C. at 602.266.2002 or contact us today to make an appointment.