Product Liability

Product manufacturers, distributors, and retailers can be held liable when a product that they put on the market causes injury or death.  Products may be defective due to problems in their design, the manufacturing process, or because of inadequate warnings or instructions.  The causes of action are generally negligence, strict liability, and, in some instances, breach of warranty.  The strict liability cause of action lessens the burden of proof for the injured victim-the plaintiff only needs to prove that there is a defect in the product and that the defect caused an injury.  If established, the defendant is considered fully responsible regardless of whether it knew or should have known of a problem with the product and acted in a reasonable manner.  Wallen Kelley  defective product attorneys – handles product liability cases involving many types of products, including:

  • Auto defects
  • Child seats
  • Children’s toys
  • Mechanical equipment
  • Defective tools
  • Household consumer products
  • Other defective products

Product manufacturers defend themselves vigorously against product liability claims because the settlement of one claim can lead to the assertion of additional claims pertaining to the product line.  The attorneys at Wallen Kelley have years of experience representing product manufacturers and distributors in these sorts of claims and they understand the strategies that these companies employ in high-stakes litigation and effective ways to combat these strategies.

If you have been injured due to a defective product, please give Wallen Kelley, your product liability litigation attorneys, a call for a free consultation.