MILLIONS RECOVERED FOR OUR CLIENTS
|CLIENT'S NET RECOVERY||CASE TYPE||DAMAGE|
|$300,000.00||car accident||Neck Injury|
|$700,000.00||commercial accident||Low Back Injury|
|$1,000,000.00||18 wheeler accident||Head Injury|
|$200,000.00||truck accident||Shoulder Injury|
|$249,000.00||motorcycle accident||Neck Injury|
|$150,000.00||pedestrian accident||Low Back Injury|
|$100,000.00||rideshare accident||Knee Injury|
|$117,000.00||electric scooter||Wrist Injury|
|$315,000.00||car accident||Neck and Lower Back Injury|
|$283,000.00||18 wheeler accident||Broken Ribs|
|$174,000.00||truck accident||Fractured Ankle|
|$190,000.00||motorcycle accident||Head Injury|
|$580,000.00||rideshare accident||Low back and Neck Injury|
|$900,000.00||electric scooter||Low Back Injury|
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- Examples of Defective Products
- Types of Product Liability Claims
- Product Liability Compensation
Examples of Defective Products
Ledraplastic Balancing Bill
In 2009, professional basketball Francisco Garcia of the Sacramento Kings was using a 75-centimeter Ledraplastic balancing ball during a scheduled weightlifting routine. During his workout, the balancing ball suddenly burst, injuring him. Garcia suffered a right forearm fracture was unable to participate in the first four months of the upcoming NBA season, while also having to deal with lingering injuries and bodily issues throughout the season. Due to the nature of the injury, the Sacramento Kings and Garcia decide to file a product liability claim against Ledraplastic, seeking reimbursement for Garcia’s $30 million contract and additional damages related to lost wages and pain and suffering.
Philip Morris Cigarettes
Philip Morris is a much different company than they were only a few years ago. As a brand that built its name on the back of cigarette and tobacco sales, PMI (Philip Morris International) has undergone a serious transformation over the past few years. Today, this corporation focuses on creating and curating smoke-free products that offers smokers a healthier alternative to cigarettes.
Types of Product Liability Claims
The most common and most obvious type of product liability is the defective manufacture claim. This occurs when a product is flawed as a direct result of a manufacturing error. When this happens, the product will be different from other copies, and it may even pose a health and safety risk to anyone who dares to use it.
A design defect claim can occur if a product is deemed to be inherently dangerous due to a design flaw, even though it may be non-defective or manufactured as planned. For example, let’s say the new Chevy Tahoe features a sleek new top-heavy design, but because of this, the SUV now has an increased rollover risk that has led to multiple deadly car accidents. If this occurs, a design defect claim may be in play.
Failure to warn defects can also lead to product liability claims. Certain products have an innate level of risk associated with them, and as a result, they require certain precautions to be taken in order to guarantee safe operation. In this type of circumstance, the manufacturer has a duty to the customer to provide them with ample warning about the product’s proper use and how they can facilitate it. One example of this would be power tools; manufacturers such as Ridgid and Ryobi are allowed to sell “dangerous” tools, but they must provide the purchaser with enough information to help them safely operate the device. Another example of a failure-to-warn claim would be prescription medicine that does not warn the patient of potential side effects that can occur if mixed with other medications or substances.