Everett Product Liability Lawyers
Many of the consumer products in your garage, pantry, and closet make life much easier and more enjoyable. Unfortunately, many of the consumer products in your garage, pantry, and closet are also dangerously defective. Most companies care almost nothing about whether their products are safe. Instead, they only care if their products are profitable. As a result, they are all too willing to take shortcuts during the design and manufacturing process, especially if they believe they will not get caught.
In contrast, the dedicated Everett, WA, product liability attorneys at Strong Law are dedicated to your well-being. This commitment starts with your physical well-being. Defective products can injure people in several diverse ways. So, our Everett, WA, product liability attorneys connect victims with top-notch doctors who can diagnose and treat their injuries. Our commitment continues as we gather evidence that supports your claims and refutes insurance company defenses. Finally, when the case goes to court, we never stop fighting for you.FREE CONSULTATION
Why Choose Strong Law?
A proven track record of success may be the top reason to choose Strong Law. Over the years, we have won over 98 percent of the personal injury cases we handle. That high winning percentage is a testament to our commitment to our clients. We are not satisfied with anything less than the best possible results under the circumstances.
Insider knowledge matters as well. Our founding attorney is a former insurance defense lawyer. During his time at one of the country’s largest insurance companies, he learned how these lawyer approach cases and how they look for legal loopholes to reduce or deny compensation to victims. This insight gives our professional team a leg up as they fight for the compensation you deserve.
This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Additional punitive damages are generally available in these cases as well. These additional damages punish companies that put profits before people and deter future wrongdoing. So, our Everett, WA, product liability attorneys do not only fight for you. They fight to make your world safer.
To learn more about us, we invite you to browse through our testimonials, so you can see for yourself the life-changing results we’ve obtained in the past. We are confident that our proven methods will produce the same results in your case.
If you need a product liability lawyer in Everett, contact Strong Law today at 206-741-1053
Some dangerous products, like exploding e-cigarettes, cause sudden and unexpected injuries. Others, like Philips CPAP and other breathing machines, cause cancer and other long-term illnesses. In both situations, our immediate priority is connecting victims with the medical help they need.
Frequently, these illnesses and injuries are difficult to diagnose and treat. So, our Everett, WA, product liability attorneys connect victims with doctors who focus on such matters. As a bonus, these top-notch physicians usually charge nothing upfront for their professional services. As an additional bonus, attorneys often negotiate with medical and other providers and obtain lower fees. This lower fee could mean victims get to keep more of their settlement money, thanks to Washington’s complex collateral source rule.
In addition to daily hard work, open communication is especially important to us at Strong Law. We regularly and proactively communicate with you throughout the process, so you are never in the dark.
Building a Case
Based on the evidence in the case, victims usually have one of three legal options. Knowing these options in advance makes it easier to make good decisions concerning your family’s future.
- Product Defect: Some consumer products have design defects. For example, a new drug might have a dangerous side effect. Other products have manufacturing defects, usually because the company takes shortcuts during the production process. In either case, the company is usually strictly liable for damages. There is no need to prove fault or negligence.
- Failure to Warn: Companies have a legal duty to warn customers about dangerous medication side effects or other hazards. Usually, companies cannot bury this warning on an extensive list of medication instructions. To obtain compensation, an Everett, WA, product liability attorney must establish negligence, or a lack of care, in these cases.
- Breach of Warranty: Companies are also strictly liable for damages if their products do not meet the standards in the Uniform Commercial Code. Among other things, the implied warranty of merchantability requires products to be of fair, average quality and fit for the ordinary purpose of their original, intended use.
In all these situations, expert witness testimony is usually a critical part of the victim’s/plaintiff’s case. Different courts have different standards as to what individuals qualify as “experts.” Regardless of the legal standard, the witness must have top-notch credentials and be able to explain complex things to jurors without talking down to them.
Your Claim for Damages
Once again, knowing what to expect in a defective product claim helps victims make better choices about their cases.
Occasionally, courts handle effective product claims for individuals. That is especially true in negligence claims, or if a small number of products were somehow contaminated during the manufacturing or shipping process.
Many other defective product claims are class action claims. One or two victims/plaintiffs may represent two or three hundred thousand victims. Class action claims often efficiently speed up compensation to victims because the process is somewhat streamlined. However, many defective product claims do not qualify as class action claims, mostly because the individual claims are not substantially the same. Different people use different drugs and other products in separate ways.
Most defective product claims are consolidated in a single federal court for pretrial purposes. This consolidation is called Multi-District Litigation. A single judge rules on procedural motions, resolves discovery disputes, and oversees settlement negotiations. MDL allows numerous victims/plaintiffs to pool their resources. So, the two sides are more evenly matched.
Product liability lawyers must have substantial experience and resources since the pretrial court is often on the other side of the country. Additionally, attorneys must be able to work well with other lawyers. There is no room for lone rangers in MDL cases.
If you were injured due to a defective product, contact a product liability lawyer at Strong Law today at 206-741-1053.
FAQs to Ask a Product Liability Lawyer
Because these cases are so complex, victims usually have lots of questions. We have gathered a few of them here:
What are some examples of defective products?
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“Excellent attorneys and staff!! My attorney, Peter, and his paralegal, Katrina, went ABOVE & BEYOND to get me a settlement that was even higher than my own personal bottom line. I highly recommend Strong Law for all your personal injury claims. I would not have been able to navigate this 3-year long journey without them! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!”