Salt Lake City Product Liability Lawyer
Defective and dangerous products are stocked alongside their harmless counterparts daily in Utah’s stores, placing consumers at unnecessary risk of serious injury and death. That is why the Salt Lake City product liability lawyers at Handy & Handy work tirelessly to hold those who place these products into the marketplace accountable for their actions.
If you were injured or lost a loved one due to a dangerous or defective product, call Handy & Handy. We will review your claim at no cost to you and advise you of any legal options you may have available.
At Handy & Handy, our product liability lawyers provide:
- Personal attention and service;
- Effective, experienced personal injury representation; and
- The resources and knowledge are necessary to take on large insurance companies and corporations.
Learn how Handy & Handy will protect your right to injury compensation by contacting our Salt Lake City office today.
Let Our Salt Lake City Product Liability Lawyers Help You
The product liability lawyers at Handy & Handy will help you get compensation for harm caused by defective and dangerous products. If you were injured due to a defective or dangerous device of any kind, including but not limited to
- Medical implants
- Medicines or drugs
- Chemicals and cleaners
- Tobacco products
We want you to recover the substantial damages you deserve. Doing so not only benefits you but also takes dangerous and defective products off of the market, keeping your neighbors, friends, and loved ones safe.
Utah’s Product Liability Act
Utah’s Product Liability Act states that in any legal action for damages surrounding the injury, death, or property damage that is allegedly caused by a defective product, the claimant must prove that the product had a defect or a defective condition that rendered the product unreasonably dangerous for the consumer’s use. In other words, the product MUST contain a defect or defective condition that makes it unreasonably dangerous for use.
Using a product and being injured as a result does not prove a product is unreasonably dangerous.
Proving a Product Liability Claim in Utah
Proving a victim’s injuries resulted from a defective or dangerous product takes extensive research and evidence gathering. Often a product liability lawyer works closely with a team of experts doing the following:
- Gathering product specifications;
- Interviewing expert product witnesses;
- Interviewing accident eyewitnesses;
- Investigating the scene of the accident;
- Obtaining any accident reports; and
- Compiling evidence from such sources as recall notices from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A product liability lawyer and their team must determine what makes the product defective or dangerous, as there are different types of product liability claims.
Types of Product Liability Claims
Before a claim can be filed, an investigation must determine when and where the product defect occurred. Whether that defect happened during the creation, production, or sales process will decide what party or parties are liable for a victim’s injuries.
A defective product may be the result of faulty product development. Such a product is defective at inception or by design.
The manufacturing process may make a product defective that was functional by design or at inception. The product quality was affected negatively at assembly or creation.
There may be a defect in marketing. This means that the directions or information distributed to the public about the product were flawed, unclear, or inaccurate leading to product misuse.
Similarly, some products require a failure to warn. Without one, life-threatening or fatal injuries can occur.
Responsible Parties in a Product Liability Claim
After establishing when and where a product defect occurred, an experienced lawyer will identify which of the following parties bears responsibility for a victim’s injuries or a fatality:
- The designer
- The installer
- The distributor
- The manufacturer
- The wholesaler
- The retailer
This is an abbreviated list of the many parties involved in the consumer goods chain. Product liability is a complicated and technical area of the law. Always speak with an experienced lawyer if you have specific questions about a claim.
Get Your Free Product Liability Lawyer Consultation Now
The experienced product liability lawyers at the Salt Lake City law firm of Handy & Handy have successfully settled and litigated numerous personal injury cases in Utah. If you are the victim, or if your loved one was killed because of the use or exposure to a dangerous product, device, chemical or substance, call us immediately at (801) 264-6677 or contact us online to discuss your possible claim.