Personal Injury Lawyer
Hazleton, PA

An attorney can help you seek compensation for injuries from defective products

If you've been hurt because a product didn't work the way it was supposed to, you may be able to seek financial compensation for losses related to your injuries.

Attorney Edward McNelis knows that manufacturers, sellers and distributors have a responsibility to consumers. We all use many different products every day. When we buy a product, we should be able to trust that it is safe to use as instructed. But in some cases, something goes wrong with the product, and people get hurt or even killed as a result.

Any type of product could be defective and cause a personal injury. This includes:

  • Cars
  • Car parts
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Tools
  • Household products
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Building materials
  • Outdoor products
  • Sports equipment
  • Toys
  • Other children's products

Defective products can cause a wide range of injuries. Minor injuries can include cuts, bruises or minor burns. More severe injuries may include broken bones, more serious burns, brain injury, spinal cord injury or the amputation of a finger, arm or leg.

If you've been injured by a defective product, McNelis Law can help you strike back.

How can an attorney help?

Attorney Edward McNelis will review your case. He'll listen to your account of how you got injured and will ask questions about the product. He will review all evidence related to your injury, including photographs, medical records, instruction manuals and the product itself. He will do research into the company and the product.

If we determine that the product is defective and caused your injury, we can help you seek damages (financial compensation). This may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

In cases of minor injury, we may able to reach a financial settlement with the insurance company. But in cases where there is severe injury, the manufacturer, seller or distributor may deny responsibility. Another option is to file a product liability lawsuit.

What is a dangerous product lawsuit?

If we take your case, Attorney McNelis will be prepared to fight for you in court, if necessary. A successful defective product claim must prove there was an injury, that the injury occurred because of a defect in the product, and that the defect caused the injury.

There are three different types of defects in product liability lawsuits. There can be a defect in the manufacture of the product-for example, a mistake was made when making the product that makes it different from other ones on the shelf. There can be a defect in the design of the product that makes it dangerous. And there can also be a failure to provide adequate instructions or warnings about the use of the product.

Consumers spend their hard-earned money on products. When that product is defective and causes injury, someone should be held responsible.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you need an experienced attorney on your side who can help you get the financial compensation you deserve. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.