Lake Havasu City Product Liability Attorneys
When you purchase a product and use it the way the manufacturer advertised, you expect that it will be safe and free from any defects. If you were injured because a product you purchased malfunctioned, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Our Lake Havasu product liability lawyers at Phillips Law Group have a successful history of recovering hundreds of millions in compensation on behalf of injured victims throughout the state of Arizona, including a $23,000,000 settlement for users of the defective drug Vioxx.
You can speak with one of our trusted product liability attorneys to learn more and schedule your free consultation. If you would rather get started online, you can complete our free Case Evaluation form. We accept defective product cases on contingency, so there is no financial risk to you. We do not get paid unless we first obtain compensation for you.
Phillips Law Group. Contact our office for your free consultation: 1-800-706-3000
Do I Have An Eligible Product Liability Case?
If you suffered injuries while using a product as intended by the manufacturer and as described on the accompanying label or package, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim to recover damages. However, because every case has unique circumstances, we recommend that you first contact one of our defective products lawyers at Phillips Law Group.
We are prepared to review the specifics of your potential claim to determine whether you may have an eligible products liability case. This consultation does not obligate you to hire us, but it does provide you with free information that can help you to find out more about your potential legal options.
Complete our online case evaluation form.
What Types of Product Defects Are There?
In product liability cases, we typically encounter one of three types of defects:
- Defective design –To determine whether there is liability for a defective design, your attorney will need to establish that the manufacturer knew – or should have known - that the design could cause an injury and that they could have implemented another design that was cost-effective, safer and would still allow the product to be used as intended.
- Manufacturing defect – These types of defects occur during the manufacturing process and can affect one or more batches until the error is detected and fixed.
- Marketing defect – When a product is sold without clear product instructions or warnings to ensure that consumers know how to use it safely, the manufacturer may be liable for any resulting damages.
In addition to manufacturers, product distributors, wholesalers and retailers may also share responsibility for injuries sustained because of a defective product. Because there are multiple parties who could be liable and it is challenging to establish negligence, your potential claim may benefit from the experience of one of our qualified product liability lawyers.
We can answer more questions about product liability cases in a free consultation. Call today: 1-800-706-3000
What Damages Can I Pursue in a Products Liability Case?
Our Lake Havasu City product liability attorneys need to fully understand the type of products liability case you may have and what other contributing factors may have caused your injuries. We can discuss your potential claim in a free consultation, but essentially, we need to be able to prove negligence by:
- Establishing that you were injured because of a defective product
- Providing evidence of the defect
- Proving that you were injured while using the product as the manufacturer intended
Assigning a specific monetary amount to any claim requires a thorough understanding of these and all other contributing factors.
You may be able to pursue the following damages for the injuries you suffered:
Compensatory Damages – Any tangible expenses that are directly related to the injuries you sustained. This could include:
- Lost wages if you are unable to work while recovering
- Any present or ongoing medical expenses
- Reduced earning capacity if you are unable to return to your former job
- Physical therapy
- Emergency services
- And more
General Damages – This refers to the physical and emotional toll of your injuries, such as pain and suffering, lost enjoyment of life, lost consortium, disfigurement and inconvenience.
Punitive Damages – These are damages that are intended to punish rather than reward and are only awarded in cases where a defendant’s behavior is deemed as malicious or reckless.
Types of Product Liability Cases
In a defective products case, there are typically three types of liability:
Strict liability – The majority of defective product cases are filed under the theory of strict liability. The plaintiff, or injured party, must provide evidence that the product is defective and the user sustained an injury because of the defect.
Negligence – Carelessness that results in a defective product during the design or manufacturing of a product and may cause injury to a user. The injury must have been directly caused by the defect in the product.
Breach of Warranty – There are generally two types of warranties when you purchase a product – either an expressly stated warranty – typically offered by the retailer or manufacturer in writing – or an implied warranty, which implies safety when the product is used as the manufacturer intended.
Why Should I Hire a Defective Products Lawyer?
When injured victims hire a licensed attorney to manage their personal injury claim, they often receive a higher compensatory award than if they did not.
Our knowledgeable attorneys have an extensive understanding of product liability law and are dedicated to pursuing maximum compensation. We are prepared to handle all communication with insurance companies to protect your claim from attempts to devalue it or discredit you. We have a full staff of legal professionals with the resources to fully investigate your claim, gather supportive evidence and build a strong argument on your behalf.
Learn more about how we may be able to assist you in your potential claim. There is no financial risk, since we operate on contingency.
Deadline For A Personal Injury Claim
It is important to mention that most personal injury claims must be filed within two years from the date of the injury, according to Arizona’s statute of limitations. There are some exceptions to that filing deadline, and in some cases, that means filing within a significantly shorter time frame. For example, if you are considering pursuing a claim against a government entity, you must file notice of claim within 180 days of the injury.
If you are unsure when your deadline is, we highly recommend that you contact our office today. Any further delay could result in you missing your opportunity to file. Once the deadline for your claim passes, the courts are likely to bar your claim altogether.
Contact A Lake Havasu Product Liability Lawyer Today
Defective products cases are extremely complex, and our licensed attorneys have many years of experience representing clients in product liability lawsuits. Jeffrey Phillips, our founder, has personally served as lead counsel and won favorable verdicts in over 40 jury trials, obtaining verdicts in Mohave County, Pinal, Maricopa, Yavapai and Pima counties.
We encourage you to contact our office today to review your claim and discuss the legal action you may be able to take if you have a defective products case. We operate on contingency, so there are no upfront fees for you to pay. You owe us nothing unless we achieve a successful recovery for you.
Phillips Law Group. We are prepared to help. Call today: 1-800-706-3000