Denver Product Liability Lawyers
Representing Victims of Defective Products Throughout Colorado
Product designers, manufacturers, and distributors have a legal responsibility to create and sell products that are reasonably safe for general use. When flawed, faulty, or defective products make it into the hands of consumers, innocent individuals can be severely injured or even killed.
If you were injured or if your loved one was killed after using a defective product, taking a dangerous medication, or receiving a defective medical device, get in touch with our Denver product liability lawyers right away. At Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C., we have more than 100 years of combined experience handling complex defective product cases. Since 2004, we have obtained substantial settlements and jury verdicts for clients who have suffered a variety of defective product-related injuries. We understand the laws, we know the processes, and we are ready to help you overcome the challenges you face.
What Is Product Liability Law?
Product liability law is a civil process (as opposed to criminal) meant to compensate consumers who are injured by dangerous or defective products. Many people are unaware that there is an entire section of law devoted to outlining how manufacturers and product distribution companies are held responsible for any damages caused by the goods they create, market, and sell.
Every product you buy is manufactured with either an explicit or implicit guarantee that the product is not defective. The product can be defective in a number of ways, such as a poor design, a flaw in the manufacturing process, inadequate warnings, or a breach of a warranty.
At Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C., our Denver product liability lawyers can properly assess the damage done to you by the negligent or defective product and help you estimate your injuries and losses. We will do our best to hold the manufacturer or seller responsible for the harm, pain, and suffering you have endured.
Examples of Defective Products
There are several types of categories designated for defective products, each of which can result in product liability claims.
Generally speaking, products can be defective in three distinct ways:
- Defective Design: This happens when a product is designed in such a way that it is unreasonable unsafe for typical/intended use
- Defective Manufacturing: When a product is properly designed but becomes flawed or contaminated due to improper manufacturing, it has a manufacturing defect
- Defective Labeling: This occurs when a product lacks sufficient labels, including instructions and warning labels, making it unsafe for typical use
Below is a non-exhaustive list of common defective products that have potential to cause serious injury:
- Edible products, including foods from outside sources, like grocery stores and fast food chains
- Cosmetics, such as skincare products, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, etc.
- Baby products, including strollers, baby feeding bottles, car seats, and more
- Automobiles and automobile parts, including vehicle recalls, tires, seatbelts, brakes, and airbags
- Sporting equipment and children’s toys
- Medicine, including pharmaceutical and over-the-counter drugs, diet pills, homeopathic medicine, etc.
- Medical devices, including metal-on-metal hip replacements, hernia mesh, knee replacements, and more
Determining Liability in Defective Product Claims
It’s important to note that, unlike in other types of personal injury claims, it is not always necessary to prove that a product manufacturer was negligent in order to seek compensation. Because most manufacturers and distributors have an implied or expressed warranty to consumers, they can be held legally liable when they produced or sell defective products that cause harm.
In order to bring a product liability case against a manufacturer or another liable entity, you will need to prove the following elements:
- A product was somehow defective
- You were using the product correctly, as intended, and without modifications
- You were injured as a result of the product’s defect
- You sustained measurable damages
“Damages” is a legal term that simply means the losses you suffered as a result of your injuries or the death of your loved one. They may include things like medical expenses, lost wages, lost future earnings, disability, future medical costs, reduced quality of life, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and more.
Why Work with Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C.?
Product liability cases are often complex. To make matters worse, national and global manufacturers and product distributors often have large, powerful legal teams that work tirelessly against injured individual’s claims. It is not uncommon for product liability claims to be denied or for victims to receive lowball settlement offers.
At Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C., we fight back against these tactics. Over the years, our Denver product liability attorneys have earned a reputation for providing aggressive client advocacy and for winning results. Insurance companies and their legal teams know that we will not back down from a fight, even if that means taking your case to trial.
Throughout the process, we never lose sight of the fact that our clients are real people facing real challenges. Our entire team is proud to provide compassionate, attentive, and personalized legal services while also aggressively advocating for you in settlement negotiations or in the courtroom.