Warning Defects

Products Liability Attorneys Advising Individuals on Cape Cod

The Law Offices of John C. Manoog III is a full service personal injury firm whose products liability lawyers can provide knowledgeable guidance to Cape Cod residents and other individuals who have been hurt by unsafe or malfunctioning devices. We have more than 146 years of combined experience serving clients in these and other cases, as well as a strong record of success in court and at the negotiating table. We understand the pain, stress, and frustration that being injured through no fault of your own can cause, and we work aggressively to ensure that the people we represent seek the full legal recovery to which they are entitled. We also fight to hold manufacturers, distributors, and retailers accountable for their actions.

Holding a Manufacturer or Retailer Accountable for a Failure to Warn

Defective products come in all shapes and sizes, from common home appliances to air bags, tires, and other vehicle equipment, as well as medical devices and heavy machinery. When a poorly constructed or designed product causes its user or another person to be hurt, both the manufacturer and the retailer are likely to be legally liable. Some products may be inherently dangerous, even if they work as designed and intended. Certain materials in a household product may be flammable, for example, or a prescription drug may cause a wide range of possible side effects. A maker or retailer must adequately warn users of the risks involved in using an item. The duty to warn is continuing, meaning that the manufacturer and seller are obligated to warn not only the person who buys the product but also anyone likely to use it.

“Failure to warn” claims are some of the most common in products liability cases. Often, the main questions for a court to consider involve whether the way in which the injured person was using the product at the time of the accident was “reasonably foreseeable” to the manufacturer and whether the danger should have been “obvious” to the person using the product. The law requires the manufacturer and retailer to warn people of the risks associated with using the product in any reasonably foreseeable way. They do not, however, have to warn people of dangers that are obvious or dangers that would be associated with an unforeseeable use.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective product or failure to warn, you have the right to seek damages from those responsible. These typically include money for current and future medical costs, missed wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Additional punitive damages, which are designed to punish the responsible party in certain cases, may also be available if a manufacturer’s or retailer’s actions are particularly callous.

Contact a Cape Cod Lawyer When Seeking Compensation for Your Injuries

At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, we have been helping accident victims in products liability and other personal injury cases since 1994. We have a strong record of success in these cases, including a previous $600,000 settlement for a client who suffered a hand injury as a result of a defective product. We understand the law as it relates to these cases, and we work tirelessly to pursue any and all legal remedies to which our clients may be entitled.

Our offices are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth. People from Cape Cod and beyond can consult our injury attorneys there. 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.

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