In the state of Pennsylvania, the sellers or manufacturers of defective products are generally held strictly liable for injuries that are experienced by their customers. What this means is that if you were injured by a defective product, the seller or manufacturer of that product will generally be liable for the damages that result from your injury, including medical costs, lost earnings, and other damages. Strict liability also means that you do not have to prove that the seller was negligent or reckless in the sale or manufacturing of the product.
While a defective product may entitle the injured consumer to damages, collecting evidence, drafting and filing a claim, and negotiating a complete settlement for full compensation are necessary to make the injured party whole. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, a Doylestown defective product lawyer from Drake, Hileman, and Davis, PC, can help.
Strict Liability Law Holds Sellers and Manufacturers Accountable for Dangerous Products
Previously, Pennsylvania had a product liability law in place that largely protected manufacturers. However, it was updated in the past decade through the case Tincher v. Omega Flex, which was decided upon by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2014. Before this case, it was necessary that the court or jury decide whether or not the product was “unreasonably dangerous”.
Tincher changed that. Now it is only necessary that the jury determine whether the probability and seriousness of the harm that resulted from the use of the product outweighed the burden or costs of taking precautions to prevent the risk. When you have been injured by a defective product, it is helpful to work with an experienced Doylestown defective product lawyer to put together the strongest claim possible and, if necessary, effectively argue it in front of the judge and jury.
The purpose of the evolving standards surrounding defective products in Pennsylvania is to protect the consumer. Oftentimes, an effectively constructed claim will lead to a settlement prior to court action and an experienced Doylestown defective product lawyer can help navigate you through that process and get you the compensation you deserve.
Connect with a Doylestown Defective Product Lawyer to Explore Options on Your Case
The claims process for your defective product injury begins with the collection of evidence. You can only collect compensation for damages that you can prove, and only if the evidence supports liability on behalf of the product seller or manufacturer. Working with an attorney at Drake, Hileman & Davis helps to support you through every step of the process. We have the knowledge you need to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. To learn how we can help, give us a call at 215-348-2088 or visit our site to schedule a free consultation with one of our defective product attorneys.