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A product liability lawyer represents those injured by a dangerous or defective product. You’re not alone if you have suffered harm from a failed product. Each year, thousands of injuries are caused in the U.S. by defective and dangerous goods and products sold in the marketplace. To protect consumers, there are numerous product liability laws in place to hold those who sell defective or dangerous products responsible for the harm they cause.

If you, like many thousands of others, have been injured because of a defective product, meeting with a Hardy Wolf & Downing product liability lawyer to discuss your case may help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries and to help prevent others from being injured.

Maine’s Leading Product Liability Attorneys

In Maine, it is against the law to sell any products that are defective or in a defective condition that can cause unreasonable danger to the user or their property. 

Product liability law is an area of personal injury law that deals specifically with dangerous or defective products. Product liability laws are in place to hold manufacturers responsible for the products they produce and sell. If a product malfunctions, the person or corporation who made that product can be held liable in a court of law for damages to victims injured by that defective product.

Common Product Liability Claims

Injuries from product liability claims usually result from one of three types of defects. The first is manufacturing errors like poorly packaged foods that cause contamination or auto parts that fail due to careless assembly. Another type of defect occurs when a manufacturer fails to warn users of possible risks or hazards associated with using the item for its intended purpose. Last are design defects which make the product inherently dangerous. It doesn’t matter how well a product is made if the design is flawed and poses a risk to users.

What You Need to Win a Product Liability Claim

To win a product liability claim in a court of law, you must be able to prove four things, referred to as the “elements” of your claim:

  1. You were injured or suffered losses from the product.
  2. The product was indeed defective.
  3. The the defect caused your injury; and
  4. You were using the product as intended when the injury occurred.
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Product Liability Lawyer to Help Protect Your Rights

Common products liability claims include faulty vehicle parts, exercise equipment and playground accessories, defective power tools, poorly manufactured toys, and recalled or contaminated foods. Prescription drugs, poorly designed medical devices such as knee and hip replacement parts, or inadequate warnings on product labels are other examples.

At the law office of Hardy, Wolf & Downing, we pride ourselves on helping injured clients. We will go to court to hold those who make and sell hazardous products accountable for the harm they cause and promise to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve to ensure your and your family’s financial future is never jeopardized. Contact Hardy, Wolf & Downing for a free consultation today.