I. General Information about Personal Injury V. Injuries Due to Slips/Falls
II. What to do if in case of injury or accident VI. Animal Attacks
III. Injuries Due to Motor Vehicles VII. What is a Claim Worth?
IV. Injuries Due to Products VIII. Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer-How Do I Choose The Best One For Me?
Contact an Iowa personal injury ( head, brain, shoulder, foot, ankel accident) lawyer representing clients in Cedar Rapids, Iowa today to schedule your initial consultation.

Injuries Due to Products

Personal Injuries from Dangerous or Defective Products

If you have been injured when using a product was in a defective or dangerous condition when you purchased it, you may be able to recover damages from the manufacturer or seller in a products-liability-based Personal Injury suit. The law on this is based on the responsibility of a manufacturer or other provider of goods to ensure they are providing safe products for the consumer. They will compensate users of the goods for injuries caused by defective or dangerous products if it is proven that placed them into the buyer's hands, making them accountable. Injured persons can be advised by competent Personal Injury lawyers that will know whether they may have a claim against a product manufacturer or seller and may assist them in recovery of the damages to which they are legally entitled.

The "Product Liability" law governs the liability of the manufacturer (or other provider) for products that injure anyone that uses them. This includes both manufacturers and dealers, as they are the ones that are in the best position to ensure the safety of their products. Any product produced and sold that has been determined to be dangerous leads these to be held accountable for consequential injuries. In order to find if it is the manufacturer or dealer that is responsible for an injury, it is best to consult a knowledgeable, experienced Personal Injury lawyer. It is the Personal Injury lawyer that should advise anyone on whether or not a claim against a product provider should be filed as they have the experience and ability to assist clients in obtaining settlements to recover the compensation to which they are legally entitled.

The Plaintiff's Burden in a Dangerous or Defective Product Personal Injury Case

Simply claiming a product was defective in design or production is not adequate for a product liability action. It has to be proven by the plaintiff that the manufacturer was at fault and the product caused the injuries. This includes that the product was used as intended by the manufacturer or the manufacturer should have been able to predict that the product could be "misused" and a warning should have been established in the literature or packaging of the product. The product's possible dangers are the manufacturer's responsibility. It is the plaintiff's responsibility to prove the product was the cause of the injuries with credible evidence. Design defects are much more difficult to prove. It often requires expert testimony and proof that the entire product line is subject to having the same defect, causing unreasonable hazards. Showing that the product was the single cause of the injuries may be complicated. If more than one cause is possible, it must be proven that the product defect was the main reason for the injuries.

TOP
If you would like to schedule a initial consultation contact an Iowa personal injury (product & premise liability and animal or dog attacks or bites) attorney, representing clients in Cedar Raids, Iowa at the Pillers & Richmond.Give us a call at (563) 242-1130 in Clinton or (563) 659-2548 in Dewitt or complete our inquiry form.
 

Name
Phone
E-mail
Comments
security code
Enter Security Code:

ESTATE PLANNING
BUSINESS LAW
REAL ESTATE
PERSONAL INJURY
CAR ACCIDENTS
FAMILY LAW
WORKERS' COMPENSATION
WRONGFUL DEATH
  Click here to download the
Pillers & Richmond Law My Mobile Attorney application from iTunes App Store, Google Play, or click here for our HTML5 application
.
  QR Code Mobile Applications
  DEWITT OFFICE
  1415 11th Street, Suite A
  DeWitt, Iowa 52742
  Phone: (563) 659-2548
  Fax: (563) 659-3161
  DIRECTIONS
   
  CLINTON OFFICE
  333 4th Avenue S.
  Clinton, Iowa 52732
  Phone: (563) 242-1130
  Fax: (563) 243-2611
  DIRECTIONS
   
  DAVENPORT OFFICE
  5153 Utica Ridge Road, Davenport, Iowa 52807
  Phone: (563) 424-5884
  DIRECTIONS
   
  MAQUOKETA OFFICE
  231 Main Street
  Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
  Phone: (563) 652-4911
  Fax: (563) 652-6353
  DIRECTIONS
   
  Email: info@pillerslaw.com

 
Web Design By JAKOBIE 

Attorneys Practice Areas News Resources Wrongful Death Workers' Compensation Family Law Auto Accidents Personal Injury HOME Contact Become A Fan! Download Our App From The App Store! Personal Injury Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions