Product Liability Attorney in Philadelphia
We Expose Dangerous Defects & Fight for Consumers’ Rights
Defective products pose significant risks, and when you consider just how
many products American consumers use products every day, it is easy to
see why this is a key area of concern for our firm. The Villari Firm,
PLLC represents consumers in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas in
product liability actions involving
catastrophic injuries and
wrongful deaths caused by defective and dangerous products.
We take on product liability cases involving:
- Children’s toys
- Home appliances
- Tires, brakes, and other motor vehicle parts
- Seatbelts and airbags
- Car seats and booster seats
- Construction equipment
- Heavy machinery
- Power tools
- Defective medical devices
- Dangerous prescription drugs
Contact Philadelphia product liability lawyer Heidi G. Villari today at
(215) 372-8889 for a free, no-obligation consultation to find out how
we can help you.
Types of Defects
When a product has an inherently dangerous defect, the manufacturer may
be held strictly liable for any resulting injuries. If the consumer was
using the product as directed and was acting with reasonable caution,
he or she may be entitled to compensation without having to prove negligence
on the part of the manufacturer. Proof of the defect and that it was the
proximate cause of the consumer’s injuries may be enough for a successful
product liability case.
A product liability case may be based on one or more of three primary types
Defective Design: This is a defect in the design of the product, which makes it inherently
dangerous or may present unexpected hazards to a consumer. An example
may be a collapsible stroller that poses a laceration risk to consumers
due to the placement of a lever that must be pulled to collapse it. This
would affect all of the products manufactured with that design.
Manufacturing Defect: This is a defect that occurs during the manufacturing process. In the
same example involving the stroller, if the stroller was designed properly
but during the manufacturing process a special guard to protect one’s
fingers was missing a screw, causing it to fall off, this could be considered
a manufacturing defect. It may affect only one or a certain lot of products.
Lack of Proper Warning/Instructions for Use: Some products are dangerous because they do not contain proper warning
labels or instructions for use. Consumers can only be expected to safely
use products if they are warned of unexpected hazards and are given instructions
on assembly and use. With the stroller example, the consumer would need
proper instructions on how to collapse the stroller and a warning of the
possibility of getting one’s finger caught in/cut by the lever.
Injured by a Defective Product? Call Now!
If you were injured by a defective product, our Philadelphia product liability
attorney is standing by to help. These cases involve going up against
manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and other large corporations with
considerable resources with which they will try to counter your claim.
The Villari Firm, PLLC can create a powerful and compelling case on your
behalf. We are not afraid of battling any opponent in civil court.
To learn more during your free consultation,
contact us today.