The products liability lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III help individuals throughout the Cape Cod area who have been harmed by poorly designed or constructed devices. These may be an everyday household item, a medical supply or device, a piece of heavy equipment, or a vehicle part. We have more than 146 years of experience representing clients in personal injury cases and a strong record of success fighting for people hurt by flawed products. Our firm understands how difficult these situations can be for both the victim and his or her family. We work tirelessly to see that they pursue the legal remedies that they deserve.
Manufacturing defects are among the most common sources of harmful products that make it to the market and inside users’ homes. They generally include any glitch in the construction of an item that leaves it unable to function as intended. Defects typically occur when a manufacturer fails to make the product precisely in the way that it was designed and/or the design of the product was defective. These flaws can cause a device to malfunction and can result in serious injuries and even death.Holding a Manufacturer or Retailer Accountable for a Defect
If you have been hurt by a poorly made product, you may have the right to seek damages from those who may be responsible. Forms of compensation often include money for medical bills, as well as missed wages due to time away from work, pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, and emotional distress.
Massachusetts law imposes a “warranty of merchantability” on retail stores and other merchants, generally holding them responsible for any unsafe products that they sell. Since a theory of strict liability usually applies, a merchant does not generally need to know that a product was unsafe at the time it was sold in order for the merchant to be legally liable for injuries caused by a flaw in the item. Instead, the victim must simply show that he or she was using the product as it was intended at the time of the accident, that the product was defective, and that the defect caused the victim’s injury and damages.
A person who has been hurt by a faulty product can possibly also sue the manufacturer or retailer for negligence. An entity that ships items to be sold with defects often may be liable for negligence related to any injuries the defects cause, if it is shown that the manufacturer failed to exercise “reasonable care” in designing and producing the item. In other words, the injured person has to show that the product was unreasonably dangerous and that the manufacturer knew or should have known that the product was unreasonably dangerous.Consult a Cape Cod Lawyer to Pursue Compensation for Your Injuries
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our products liability lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping people injured through no fault of their own. Our track record of previous successes includes a number of six-figure settlements for clients harmed by defective products. We have a strong reputation in the local and legal communities for providing comprehensive and effective legal services for the people whom we represent.
Our injury attorneys offer free consultations to residents of Cape Cod and other communities across Massachusetts at our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth. We are also happy to travel to you if you cannot make it to us. We do not charge a fee in many cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.