Injured by a defective consumer product?
U.S. law protects the rights and well-being of consumers by enforcing a number of laws regarding the responsibilities of those who make consumer products available to the public. Product liability law, as this legal area is known, makes manufacturers, retailers, and other similar entities legally responsible for any injuries, deaths, and/or damages caused by their products. Consumers who suffer injuries after using a product for its intended use have the right to pursue a recovery of their financial damages by filing a personal injury claim. As product liability law is complex and constantly in flux, these types of cases demand the attention of proven attorneys who have the resources, skills, and determination to hold companies and corporations responsible for the harm they cause to victims.
The attorneys of Balzarini & Watson have successfully represented persons injured by a wide range of defective products, including the following types of cases:
- Defective seat belt systems;
- Defective braking systems;
- Defective automotive cooling systems;
- Defective aircraft components, resulting in airplane crashes;
- Dangerous, mislabeled chemicals, causing burn injuries;
- Defective agricultural equipment;
- Defective power saws and other equipment;
- Defective household appliances, including stoves, furnaces, radiators, and water heaters;
- Defective child safety seats;
- Unsafe children’s toys and playground equipment;
- Defective safety equipment.
We are prepared to handle a wide variety of product liability matters, including:
- Defective medical devices, including transvaginal mesh
- Defective and / or dangerous pharmaceutical products and medications, including Yaz®, Propecia®, Levaquin®, and Fosamax®
- Auto product liability
- Defective children’s toys
- Consumer products
Product Liability Law in Pittsburgh, PA
With a legal team comprised of attorneys who each bring decades of experience to our practice, our firm provides each client we represent with an unrivaled level of knowledge and versatility. This means that whatever your particular case may entail, our lawyers have the ability to apply product liability law to the facts of your case. Depending on the type of product involved, as well as the nature of the accident and other factors, our legal team can assist injured victims and their families in filing product liability claims that may assert any of the following:
By closely investigating the circumstances surrounding your case and working with expert witnesses and professionals when necessary, our legal team can establish clear and convincing evidence that a company failed to uphold their duty of keeping consumers safe from preventable harm. As the Pennsylvania court system has grappled with solidifying a consistent definition and protocol for product liability cases in recent years, the need for experienced and proven legal representation is elevated.
Although local court systems may lack consistency about the intricacies of product liability cases, it is certainly clear that the burden of proof rests on your side of the courtroom. This means that as a victim, you must demonstrate that a product caused you harm and that your accident and / or injury could have been prevented had a manufacturer or other responsible entity taken reasonable measures to ensure the safety of their products and the safety of the consumers who used them. As your ability to recover your physical, emotional, and / or financial damages is hinged on proving these legal elements, you need the sharpest legal minds in your corner.
Allow a Nationally Ranked Firm to Recover the Compensation You Deserve
There is no doubt that product liability cases entail a considerable amount of complex issues, inconsistencies, and legal gray areas. As these claims are typically filed against large companies and corporations, there also exists the potential that these claims will be contested by powerful companies who do everything in their power to preserve their public image and pay victims as little as possible. For these reasons alone, having aggressive and seasoned Pittsburgh product liability attorneys on your side of the legal arena can make all the difference in your case.
Having achieved a Tier 1 ranking as one of the Best Law Firms in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Balzarini & Watson has proven that regardless of the legal complexities or strength of our opponents, we fight relentlessly to deliver successful results to our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product and would like to learn more about your ability to pursue a claim, please do not hesitate to contact Balzarini & Watson as soon as possible. Allow our firm to recover the compensation you need and deserve.