Utah Defective Product Lawyers
Products that have a defective design or a manufacturing defect can cause serious injuries and in some cases fatal injuries. Companies have a legal responsibility to make sure that their products are safe when consumers use them as intended. But some products are pushed onto the market before their risks are well understood. Product liability claims may involve prescription drugs, medical devices, machinery and equipment, unsafe toys, and automobiles and many other commercially available products. If you or your loved one has been injured by a defective product in Utah, then you may have a product liability claim.
Attorney Ron Kramer has been assisting people harmed by faulty products in Utah since 1997. By focusing attention on defective products, we know we are making our community safer for all families. The product liability lawyers at Kramer Law Group, located in West Jordan, offer trusted legal guidance to clients who have been injured by unsafe products. When you are represented by Kramer Law Group, you can expect:
- Exceptional service
- Honest legal guidance
- Ethical representation
- Responsive communication
- Determined pursuit of justice.
Our dedication to providing exceptional service to each client we serve includes a 30-day, no fee guarantee. If you are dissatisfied with the level of service you receive from our law firm during the first month, you will not be charged in any way for the work that has been done. Our attorneys at Kramer Law Group offer free and confidential consultations about product liability claims. Contact our firm today at 801-252-5630 or contact us online.
Is the Product Maker Responsible for the Harm Caused?
Manufacturers, designers and distributors have a legal duty to make and market products that are safe when used as intended and to warn of known or foreseeable risks. No company wants to recall one of its products. But companies have a legal obligation to prevent consumers from being exposed to unreasonable risk of injury or death from faulty products. When manufacturers fail to meet their legal duty, they may be held liable.
A product may be defective and unreasonably dangerous in three ways:
- Defective Design: When the design of a product makes its unreasonably dangerous, no matter how well it’s manufactured, a design defect may be to blame.
- Manufacturing Defects: A defect introduced during the production process may involve the use of substandard materials, shoddy workmanship or lack of quality control during production.
- Inadequate Warnings: Some products have risks that users might not expect. A manufacturer must reduce the danger by providing adequate warning of particular dangers or foreseeable hazards.
Any of these issues may support a product liability claim in Utah if a consumer sustains a serious injury from a product that was unreasonably dangerous. If a product was modified after it was sold to a consumer, the manufacturer may not be liable for the harm caused.
For example, if a table saw is manufactured with a blade guard and the purchaser removes the blade guard to make the saw easier to use and then suffers a hand injury as a result of the lack of a guard, the manufacturer may not be liable for the injury.
Product liability claims are complex cases because of the number of people and businesses involved in designing, manufacturing and distributing a product. Each case has its own set of facts and requires the dedication of significant resources to investigate and prepare. Our Utah defective product lawyers work with product safety engineers and other experts who detail step-by-step how an injury occurred and which companies should be held responsible for the injury. Our attorneys will identify all the potentially liable parties and determine the best legal strategy for pursuing your defective product injury claim.
Types of Products that Cause Injury
A wide range of commercially manufactured products may be part of a product liability claim.
- Defective automobiles
- Automotive components such as faulty ignition switches
- Auto tire defects
- Child seat defects
- Household appliances
- All-terrain vehicles
- Prescription drugs
- Defective medical devices such as faulty artificial joints and silicone breast implants
- Building materials containing asbestos
- Lawnmowers and tractors
Am I Entitled to Compensation for Medical Expenses?
People who are injured by a faulty product due to a manufacturer’s disregard for safety have a right to seek compensation to cover their medical bills, loss of income, property damage, diminished future earning capacity and other related losses. You should not have to pay for medical bills for an injury caused by a product that was unreasonably dangerous.
Should I Contact a Product Liability Lawyer?
You should call a defective product lawyer if you or your loved one has been injured and you suspect a faulty product caused the harm. You should have a clear understanding of your legal rights to seek compensation. Your pursuit of an injury claim may focus attention on a product safety issue of public concern and prevent others from suffering similar injuries.
A knowledgeable product liability attorney at Kramer Law Group will review the specific factors that caused your injury, address your questions and explain your rights to seek compensation. At Kramer Law Group, the initial consultation is free and without obligation.
Is There a Statute of Limitations for Defective Products Lawsuits?
In Utah, civil lawsuits filed under the Utah Product Liability Act must be brought within two years of the date of the injury or two years from the date that the harm should have been discovered. If you do not exercise your right to file a product liability lawsuit within the allowed amount of time, you may lose the right to bring a claim.
Product liability claims take time to investigate and prepare. Therefore, you should contact a knowledgeable Utah product liability attorney at Kramer Law Group right away. Let us review the details of your injury and provide you with advice about your potential legal options. There is no charge for the initial consultation and no attorney’s fee unless we recover compensation for you.
Learn more about your legal options and how we may help you. Call our firm at 801-252-5631 or contact us online.