INJURED BY A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT MINNESOTA ATTORNEYS
Every day consumers throughout the United States are seriously injured or killed by poorly designed or defectively manufactured products or equipment. Too often, corporations place a greater priority over profits than they do safe design and quality control of their manufacturing processes. This places consumers’ lives in jeopardy. Our MN defective product lawyers have seen many cases of defective products disfiguring, maiming and burning innocent people. We take these cases very seriously and pursue the negligent manufacturer to get fair and complete compensation for our clients.
DEFECTIVE PRODUCT LIABILITY IN MINNESOTA
Minnesota has strict product liability laws that hold manufacturers and sellers liable when their defective product, defective equipment or defective machine injures someone. This makes sense for several reasons. Two of the primary reasons are: 1) The manufacturer is in the best position to make sure they have designed and manufactured the product, equipment or machine safely, and knowing that they will have to pay for the damages if someone is injured is a good incentive to make sure they don’t make a defective product or defective equipment in the future; and 2) The manufacturer is in a better position to pay for the medical bills and other costs for the person injured by their defective product or defective equipment because they can spread the cost of treatment for the injury over the many sales that they make – versus the unlucky injured person having to pay the medical bills themselves.
STEPS TO TAKE IF YOU ARE INJURED BY A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT
To successfully pursue a product liability claim or lawsuit, MN law requires that the claimant must prove (1) that he or she was injured, (2) that the manufacturer’s product caused the injury, (3) that the injury resulted from a defect in the manufacturer’s product, and (4) that the defect existed in the product when it was sold by the manufacturer. Our experienced defective product lawyers know that to meet these requirements, you have to be able to show strong evidence, and we will help make sure you have that evidence.
The first most important thing to do if you are injured by a defective product or machine is to SAVE the defective product in EXACTLY the way it was when you were injured. If you are injured because your furnace exploded, or your liquid gel firepot exploded, don’t get anything fixed or throw anything away. If an electric drill short circuits, or the blade on an electric saw breaks, save everything exactly as it is. In other words, after the accident, save the whole product and all its parts. DON’T throw ANYTHING away or get ANYTHING fixed. Also save anything that is burned or damaged by the defective product. Saving everything is crucial to helping the lawyer prove your case against the manufacturer of the product.
One of our attorneys had a case where a bolt in a trailer-hitch broke. As a result, the trailer crushed a man’s foot. The defect was that the bolts were not strong enough to hold the trailer hitch, and were made with substandard metal. If our client had not saved the bolts, we would not have been successful with the case. Another example is a case we had where a girl fell through a defective railing at an apartment building. If the girl’s parents had not saved the defective balustrade, we would not have been successful for her.
The next most important thing to know and do if you are injured by a defective product is TAKE PICTURES, and GET THE NAMES and phone numbers of witnesses.
If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective or dangerous product, equipment or machine, we can help. Our lawyers take these cases whether the product injury occurs at home, at work, or elsewhere. Our top MN attorneys have successfully recovered millions of dollars in settlement and verdicts for people injured by defective products and other accident injuries. We know who to hold the manufacturer responsible when their product has injured someone. Our product liability injury lawyers can answer your questions and offer guidance in the wake of any type of injury or the loss of a loved one caused by a dangerous or defective product. Because these cases usually involve an injured consumer fighting a large corporation, it is critical to involve MN personal injury attorneys who are experienced in product liability cases. We tirelessly battle large corporations and insurance companies to get our clients the compensation they deserve.
Please call us and speak with an attorney right away for a free consultation if you are injured because of a defective product or equipment in MN. Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are Minnesota personal injury lawyers with more than 25 years of experience representing hundreds of people injured in accidents. A lawyer will discuss your case with you and explain your rights. We are also happy to meet with you at our office or your home. Our top defective product lawyers will meet with you to discuss your case and injuries at our offices in Minneapolis MN, St. Louis Park, Woodbury, and Edina. Our attorneys also frequently meet with people and discuss their defective product cases at their homes in St. Paul MN, Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Rogers, Brooklyn Park, Bloomington, Richfield, Apple Valley, Roseville, Maplewood, and other surrounding cities in Minnesota. There is no obligation on your part, and we always only charge a percentage of the compensation you receive for your injuries.