New Hampshire Product Liability Lawyers
Defective Product Attorneys Serving Clients throughout New Hampshire
Products can be defective in a variety of ways, all of which can lead to serious injury or even death on the part of consumers. There are multiple legal ways in which you may be entitled to recover compensation for such injuries or death, all of which can be complicated. Having your case assessed by an attorney experienced in product liability laws is necessary. Only in this way will you be able to understand your legal position and know if you have grounds to file a valid claim against the manufacturers or others responsible.
At Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C., we focus much of our practice on personal injury cases, including those cases stemming from defective or dangerous consumer products. Our firm is known throughout the state for its award-winning legal ability and service, which have been recognized and honored by our peers through Martindale Hubbell® and other legal industry organizations.
Injured due to a defective product? Reach out to a New Hampshire product liability attorney at (603) 288-1403 for a free case analysis.
Product Liability Law & Consequences
Manufacturers of consumer products and their component parts are responsible for providing safe, properly designed products that carry information as to how the product is to be used. In the case of pharmaceuticals, the instructions or marketing will also carry warnings regarding potential side effects. When a product has been poorly designed, poorly manufactured, and fails to warn or advise consumers as to its proper usage, it may be found to be defective or dangerous. When this happens and a consumer is injured by using a product as directed, a personal injury claim seeking damages may be justified against the manufacturers, distributors, and retailers selling it.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, defective products are responsible for approximately 29 million injuries annually. Any product sold to consumers may fall under product liability laws.
Such products can include:
- Auto parts, like tires, brakes, airbags, seatbelts, etc.
- Power tools
- Children’s gear
- Medical drugs and devices
- Small and large appliances
- Food and drinks
- And more
You may be able to recover damages under concepts of negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty. Legal counsel is vital to understanding your case and whether you have grounds for a valid claim.