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Defective Product Lawyers in Bend, OR
Around seven percent of all personal injury cases involve defective products. Under product liability laws, a company’s priority is to protect its customers from dangerous and harmful products. In defective product law, the courts assume that companies have the most knowledge of their products. Therefore, it’s justifiable for them to be held liable if a product is defective and injures a customer.
Product liability laws are quite involved. If you or someone you love has been injured because of a defective or dangerous product, you’ll want the guidance of a Bend defective product attorney. At Miller & Hopp, we’ve filed many defective product lawsuits for our clients. Our legal team will seek substantial settlements for your pain, suffering, and damages caused by a defective product. If you’ve been hurt in this way, contact Miller & Hopp today to discuss your case and your next steps.
Why Are Product Liability Cases Complex?
You would think that only the manufacturer of a defective product can be held liable for a consumer’s injury. But that’s not always true. Sometimes, other companies or individuals involved in the manufacturing and distribution of a product are responsible for part of the damages in these complicated cases. The manufacturer, the retailer, and other entities within the supply chain of a product’s distribution can be liable in a defective product case.
When you contact us for a free injury consultation, we will look at all parties involved in the product’s supply chain. The manufacturer or company that owns the product is the first entity we will assess for liability. Since they are responsible for creating the product, they will be held liable for at least some of the damages involved in the case.
A manufacturer could be a large corporation or a small or mid-sized business. The size of the manufacturer does not matter, as any negligent company is responsible for defective products. Sometimes, a serious design flaw exists that we will uncover in the product. Bringing forth a suit will protect other innocent consumers from injury.
How are retailers responsible? A retailer may indeed have been unaware of defects in a product they stock and sell. However, the court views retailers as having legal responsibility for the products they market. A retailer may say they are ignorant as a defense against a lawsuit, but the court may still hold them accountable.
Sometimes, a wholesaler or distributor may be liable for damages, too. As a victim of a defective product, you have the legal right to bring forth a lawsuit against more than one party in the distribution chain. Many clients come to us reeling from the fallout of a defective product injury. They may face expensive medical bills, lost wages, and decreased earning potential. Through a well-prepared personal injury claim, they can recover the compensation needed to cover these losses as well as non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Our dedicated legal team will answer any of your defective product-related questions and help put your mind at ease. Our Bend defective product lawyers will go over your case with a fine-toothed comb to determine who in the supply chain is responsible for your injury and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact Miller & Hopp for your free injury consultation. You don’t pay us unless we win your case. Serving all of Deschutes County.
At Miller & Hopp, we represent clients in many types of negligence-based accidents that result in injuries and damages. Under Oregon law, you have legal rights in seeking compensation for what you have endured, from past and predicted future medical expenses to pain and suffering, emotional anguish, income loss, and more.
With 50 years of combined experience, the lawyers at Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law have the skills and knowledge to confront legal issues in any area related to your case.
Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law encompasses an extensive range of practice areas. We do not limit our practice or focus to one particular area of law. Our firm can use different strategies that will be most beneficial to the specifics of your case.
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