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Defective products can pose serious health and safety risks to consumers. At Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP, our product liability attorneys represent clients in individual product liability lawsuits, mass actions and class actions against manufacturers, sellers, distributors and other entities who are responsible for unsafe products. Contact us for a free consultation about a potential product liability case.

Why Choose Us

  • We have achieved record-setting case results for our clients, including a $13.5 million settlement against Boeing, et al. for an aviation crash caused by a defective part.
  • We are a team of highly experienced Phoenix personal injury attorneys with a long track record of excellence. We have earned numerous awards and recognition for our services from the legal community.
  • Our product liability lawyers in Phoenix operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not owe us anything in attorney’s fees unless we secure compensation for your case.

The Benefits of Hiring a Product Liability Lawyer to Represent You in Phoenix

If you have been harmed by a defective or dangerous product in Arizona, hiring a product liability lawyer to represent you can provide critical benefits.

The key advantages of hiring an attorney can include:

  • Personalized legal advice, support and guidance from years of experience and expertise in this practice area.
  • The resources to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury and the defective product involved.
  • The ability to identify the responsible party or parties (defendants), gather evidence, and hire subject-matter experts to support your claim.
  • Aggressive negotiations with an insurance company and the ability to take your product liability case to trial, if necessary, to obtain full and just compensation.

Most importantly, hiring a lawyer can provide you the peace of mind to focus on your recovery while your lawyer handles all of the legal aspects of your case for you.

What Is a Product Liability Claim?

A product liability claim is a type of civil case that can be filed by a victim who has suffered injuries, or other types of harm, as a result of using a defective or dangerous product. The claim aims to hold the manufacturers, producers and sellers of the product responsible for the harms it caused. The claims can also involve inadequate or insufficient warnings on products as well. A civil product liability case is a remedy for consumers to obtain financial compensation, referred to as damages, for the victim’s injuries and related losses.

Common types of defective products involved in product liability claims include:

  • Automotive component part failures;
  • Chemical exposure;
  • Consumer products;
  • Cosmetics;
  • Infant and children’s products and toys;
  • Battery powered E-cigarettes;
  • Electronics;
  • Household appliances;
  • Industrial equipment and machinery;
  • Medical equipment and devices;
  • Pharmaceuticals and Medications ; and
  • Food and beverage products.

If you believe you have been injured by any type of defective or dangerous product in Phoenix, it is critical to consult with a product liability lawyer. An attorney from Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP can evaluate your case and explore your legal options with you at no cost.

Three Common Types of Product Defects

In product liability law, a consumer claim can generally arise from three types of product defects. The first is a design flaw, which is an inherent risk in the design of a product. Design flaws can make items dangerous by their nature even if they are used for their intended purposes.

The second type of product defect is a manufacturing mistake. These defects can result from errors in production, such as assembly issues or the use of substandard materials to create the item. Unlike design defects, manufacturing defects may only affect certain units of a product, not all of them.

The third type of product defect is a marketing error. This refers to a manufacturer failing to provide adequate warning labels or instructions regarding the safe use of a potentially dangerous product.

What Types of Financial Compensation Are Available for a Product Defect Injury?

If a product contains one or more types of defects, a consumer in Phoenix may be able to hold a manufacturer, distributor or seller accountable for harm suffered through the use of the dangerous product.

A successful product liability claim in Arizona could result in financial compensation for various related losses, such as:

  • Past and future medical bills and treatments;
  • Disability costs or accommodations;
  • Permanent scarring, disfigurement or debilitation;
  • Pain, suffering and emotional distress;
  • Losses of income and future earning potential;
  • Any damaged property from the defective product;
  • Wrongful death losses and expenses, if applicable; and
  • Punitive damages.

Contact an attorney to discuss the potential value of your product liability claim in Phoenix before you accept a settlement from a product manufacturer’s insurance company. Your case may be worth more than you are initially offered.

How to Prove a Product Liability Claim

The legal doctrine of strict product liability gives consumers the right to maintain a cause of action if a defective item causes injury, illness, property damage or death regardless of the manufacturing company’s intent or knowledge of the defect. In the wake of such a loss, a Phoenix wrongful death attorney can provide invaluable guidance as you navigate the legal process and seek justice for your loved one.

Under this legal theory, a consumer does not have to prove negligence to qualify for compensation for a defective product. Injured consumers in Arizona may also be able to base product liability claims on other legal doctrines, such as breach of warranty or negligence.

A breach of warranty means a product manufacturer or seller failed to fulfill a promise or guarantee regarding the quality or performance of a product. Negligence means that a defendant acted in a manner that fell below the acceptable standard of care.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim for a Defective Product in Phoenix?

You do not have an unlimited amount of time to pursue a product liability claim in Phoenix. A law known as the statute of limitations will place a limitation on the time limit that most product liability cases filed in the state.

In general, the clock on the statute of limitations starts counting down on the date of the accident. In cases of delayed injury or illness discovery, however, or if the consumer did not make a connection between the harm suffered and the defective product immediately, start of the countdown may be deemed delayed until the date of reasonable discovery.

Certain circumstances could extend or shorten the length of time you have to file a product liability claim. It is important to discuss a potential case with an attorney as soon as possible to avoid missing your deadline. Attempting to file a claim after the statute of limitations has expired can result in the case being time-barred, or not allowed to proceed.

Contact Us Today for a Free Product Liability Case Review in Phoenix

If you or a loved one was recently injured by a defective product in Phoenix or the surrounding areas, consult with a qualified product liability lawyer at Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP about your rights. We will evaluate your case at no cost to explain your legal rights and options.

Our attorneys can help you pursue the financial compensation that you deserve for a defective or dangerous product. Contact us online or call (877) 800-1700 today for more information.

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