Harmed By A Dangerous Product?
Product liability is a broad term encompassing accidents and injuries resulting from the normal use of consumer products and equipment. These accidents may occur through the willful disregard for safety or simple ignorance resulting from:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Marketing defects
Companies that want to do business in Pennsylvania must take every measure possible to make sure a product is safe. A product can be considered defective in Pennsylvania if it lacks a warning of hazards, which is necessary in order to make the product safe.
Experienced In Handling All Types Of Product Liability Claims
At Savinis, Kane, & Gallucci, L.L.C., we have extensive experiencing handling all types of product liability claims involving SUV rollovers, tire blowouts, defective car seats, faulty manufacturing equipment and toxic exposure. During a free initial consultation, we can help you understand if you have a valid claim. Contact our Pittsburgh products liability attorneys today to learn how we can protect your rights.
We Know The Law — We Will Protect Your Rights
Pennsylvania Suggested Standard Jury Instruction 8.02 provides:
The Manufacturer, Distributor, Wholesaler, etc. of a product is the guarantor of its safety. The product must be provided with every element necessary to make it safe for its intended use, and without any condition that makes it unsafe for its intended use. If you find that the product, at the time it left the defendant’s control, lacked any element necessary to make it safe for its intended use, or contained any condition that made it unsafe for its intended use, then the product was defective, and the defendant is liable for all harm caused by the defect.
When discussing whether a product has every element necessary to make it safe, warnings should be considered. In Berkebile v. Brantly Helicopter Corp., 462 Pa. 83, 100-103; 337 A.2d 893 (1975), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court stated:
A “defective condition” is not limited to defects in design or manufacture. The seller must provide with the product every element necessary to make it safe for use. One such element may be warnings and/or instructions concerning use of the product. A seller must give such warning and instructions as are required to inform the user or consumer of the possible risks and inherent limitations of his product. Restatement (Second) of Torts 402A, comment h. If the product is defective absent such warnings, and the defect is a proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injury, the seller is strictly liable without proof of negligence… Where warnings or instructions are required to make a product nondefective, it is the duty of the manufacturer to provide such warnings in a form that will reach that ultimate consumer and inform of the risks and inherent limits of the product. The duty to provide a nondefective product is nondelegable.
Devoted To Securing A Full Financial Recovery For Our Clients
The Pittsburgh product liability attorneys at Savinis, Kane, & Gallucci, L.L.C., are highly regarded advocates on behalf of injured Pennsylvania clients. We apply a comprehensive knowledge of state and federal statutes regarding the safe use of consumer products in order to recover maximum damages for our clients whether through negotiation or sustained litigation in the courts. A negligent personal injury or wrongful death can have devastating effects on you and your family. This is why our Pittsburgh personal injury attorneys at Savinis, Kane, & Gallucci, L.L.C., are dedicated to thoroughly investigate all our product liability claims. We use the latest technology, identify all liable parties to maximize the damage settlement and help you provide for your family. Most product liability cases are lengthy, expensive and complex, requiring interaction with insurance companies that are not in the business of paying out claims. At Savinis, Kane, & Gallucci, L.L.C., our Pennsylvania defective product lawyers have earned the respect of their peers and the grudging admiration of their legal adversaries after their successful resolution of hundreds of personal injury cases across the state.
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If you have suffered an injury related to a dangerous or defective product, contact us today for a complimentary consultation. We are committed to taking every measure possible to help you secure a full financial recovery. All our product liability claims are handled on a contingency basis so there is no risk in putting our experience on your side.