State and federal product liability laws hold manufacturers and distributors responsible for injuries caused by products that are in an unreasonably dangerously defective condition. Attorneys at Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher have litigated numerous product liability cases on behalf of those who have been injured and also on behalf of manufacturers and insurance companies.
If a manufacturer knowing and consciously continues to market a product when there is a known danger and it could be made safe, a jury may award victims punitive damages in addition to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher takes on a wide range of product liability claims.
Not every injury related to a product failure (such as a broken tool or tire blowout) entitles the victim to compensation from the manufacturer or distributor. However, the following are examples of product liability claims:
- A child toy, infant car seat, stroller, baby furniture, or other equipment intended for use by children causes an injury.
- A man touches a defective free-standing electric advertising sign and is electrocuted. (This case also involved a premises liability.)
- Home appliances, including gas furnaces, stoves, and heaters causing asphyxiation or explosion.
- Tainted or contaminated food.
- Defective airbags, brakes, accelerators, or seat belts in an automobile.