Ogden Product Liability Lawyer
Feller & Wendt, LLC is Utah’s premier law firm for product liability claims. If you or someone you love has suffered harm as a result of a defective product, count on a skilled Ogden product liability lawyer at our firm for exceptional legal representation. We have more than 25 years of experience, unmatched client services, and a long history of satisfied clients supporting us as one of the top choices for legal services in the state. Trust us with even your most complex product liability claims.
What Is Product Liability?
Product liability refers to a product manufacturer’s legal responsibility for damages a defective product causes. If a defective or dangerous consumer product such as a medication, medical device, auto part, appliance, tool, children’s toy, or other product causes injuries or illnesses to consumers, the manufacturer will be strictly liable for damages in most cases. It is up to the injured party to pursue compensation through a product liability lawsuit in these cases. A qualified Ogden personal injury lawyer experienced in product liability claims can help.
Section 78B-6-701 of Utah law describes the state’s product liability laws. In this statute, the law states that if a product contains a defect or defective condition that makes it “unreasonably dangerous” for consumers, victims have the right to seek compensation from the manufacturer without having to prove the defendant’s negligence. The product manufacturer and/or distributor will be strictly liable for the injuries its defective product causes. This is good news for victims, as it often means an easier legal process toward financial recovery.
A “defect” can refer to a design flaw, manufacturing error, or marketing mistake. A dangerously designed item will pose an unreasonable risk of harm to consumers even if created correctly. A manufacturing error can make an otherwise safe product dangerous. A marketing mistake, such as failing to warn parents of a toy that poses a choking hazard in children under three, could result in preventable injuries and deaths. If one of these three defects exist, affected consumers generally do not have to prove negligence to secure compensation.
When to Talk to an Ogden Product Liability Attorney
Most major manufacturing companies dedicate significant resources to their legal teams and insurance companies. In the event of a lawsuit, it is the manufacturer’s insurance agent or lawyer that will contact you to arrange a settlement. Keep in mind that these parties do not have your best interests at heart. Their goal is to convince you to settle for as little as possible to save the manufacturing company money. Only an Ogden product liability lawyer will protect your rights and act according to what’s best for you and your family.
At Feller & Wendt, LLC our motto is “Our family protecting yours.” This is the mantra we live by every day at work. We give out our attorneys’ personal phone numbers, never ignore client calls, and always provide attention from a lead attorney to each and every case. We treat your case as if it were us that suffered the injury, doing everything we can to get the most possible for your claim. When it comes to product liability litigation, we can take your case to trial if necessary. To learn more about your claim in Ogden, contact us today.