Products liability involves determining who is responsible for damaged cause by a manufactured product. Often, a products liability case will be settled prior to a court ruling and may mean that a large monetary sum will change hands between the plaintiff and defendant. If the case goes to trial, a court ruling that indicates a company placed a defective product into the hands of a consumer can mean huge negative ramifications for that business. Because of this, your products liability law attorney needs to be vigilant in ensuring you receive a favorable outcome in your products liability case.
Pennsylvania’s Products Liability Law lawyers
There is no federal product liability law, so legal proceedings are based on state laws. It’s important for a products liability law firm to understand the local laws when representing clients in such a claim. When dealing with product liability cases, Sherr Law Group has been following closely the recent rulings in the state of Pennsylvania. Our attorneys have varied experience law experience, including as municipal law lawyers, which has made them adept at abiding by local regulations.
In a 2015 ruling, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has put more of the burden of proof on the plaintiff, instilling the consumer expectations standard and the risk-utility standard in cases of strict liability claims. A plaintiff in a product liability case must prove that the product that caused injury was defective, and that the defect made the product unreasonably dangerous. Whether proving or disproving liability, it is important to remember that it’s necessary to provide proof in the alternative, either of the average consumer’s expectations or of the risk utility of a product. The products liability attorneys of the Sherr Law Group will work tirelessly to meet the burden of proof necessary to reach a favorable outcome for you.
Our Products Liability Law Services
The Sherr Law Group’s defense law lawyers can help defend your company against inaccurate and unfounded products liability claims from consumers. We are well-versed in the various aspects of liability, including manufacturing defects, design defects and marketing defects, and the associated claims that often arise.
We are dedicated to a deep understanding of your case, the complexities and details of the law, and providing you the most successful outcome through tough litigation. Contact the Sherr Law Group today for representation in your products liability case.
We’ve all seen the headlines: A company pays out tens of millions of dollars as a result of a products liability claim where someone was injured or made sick, or was found negligent in a class action suit and a jury awarded a huge sum. The public relations damage as a result of a products liability action against you can be as expensive as the claim itself, and the impact can be longer lasting and more-wisely felt. Both individuals and law firms specializing in representing plaintiffs in class action lawsuits are becoming increasingly aggressive in pursuing damages. Sometimes, a business settles just to make the problem go away even if they are in the right.
You’re More Exposed to Products Liability Than You Realize
Even though products liability cases and issues seem to have disappeared from front page headlines, they have not gone away.
- Lower insurance rates, promised by products liability reform, never materialized
- Legislation aimed at limiting a company’s liability has been found to be unconstitutional
- Some courts are adopting standards that increase liability, even for businesses not at fault under the traditional legal doctrines.
It is true that your company cannot be held liable unless there is a defect in your product/ But zero defects is almost impossible to achieve, no matter how hard you might try to reach that goal. Because products liability cases are argued in state courts, you need a Pennsylvania products liability lawyer who not only knows state laws but will be your forceful advocate.
The List of Liability Targets is Long
The list of potential defendants in a products liability case is long and all-encompassing:
- A company involved in designing the product
- A manufacturer of a component part
- The actual product manufacturer or assembler
- The wholesaler
- Retail stores that sold the product to consumers
- The company that made the packaging
While most businesses have products liability coverage and we are noted insurance defense lawyers, any company that finds itself in a lawsuit should have their own attorneys. Our team of Products Liability Defense lawyers have represented both insurance carriers as well as individual businesses and even senior executives who might get named in an action.
Pennsylvania Court Decisions Affect Products Liability
The attorneys here at Sherr Law Group follow closely decisions in state courts that have a bearing on products liability case. For example, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in 2015 shifted more of the burden of proof to the plaintiff and now suits must follow the consumer expectations and the “risk utility” standards.
This means someone bringing a suit again you must prove that the product causing an injury was defective and that the defect made the product unreasonably dangerous. Whether proving or disproving liability, it is important to remember that it’s necessary to provide proof in the alternative: That either of the average person’s reasonable expectation or safety or of the risk utility of the product. Here at Sherr Law group, our products liability attorneys have a great deal of experience in meeting the burden of proof needed to achieve a favorable outcome for you.
Our Products Liability Expertise and Services
Products liability law involves determining who is responsible for damages caused by a manufactured product. Whether a case is settled or goes to trial and there is a jury award, large sums of money changes hands. Even more damaging than the size of the check can be the adverse publicity a company receives. Thus it is important to have aggressive advocates arguing your case.
We defend your company against inaccurate and unfounded products liability claims from consumers. We understand all aspects of liability including defects in design, manufacturing and marketing defects, and the claims that can arise as a result. At Sherr Law Group, commit to develop a deep understanding of your case, the complexities and details of the law, and providing the most successful outcome if the matter ends up in tough litigation. Contact us today to discuss representing you in your products liability case.
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