Product Liability Lawyers in Phoenix, AZ
Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of consumer products have a responsibility to make and sell consumer goods that are in compliance with accepted health and safety standards. Furthermore, they must provide sufficient warnings in the event that their product is hazardous. If the product is dangerous, they must take the dangerous product off the market in order to protect the consumer. Yet, because of corporate greed, irresponsibility, or simple incompetence, they do not always comply with their responsibilities.
Too often, the federal and state government agencies that are responsible for ensuring compliance with health and safety standards for consumer products do not possess adequate funding. Because of this, the agencies will lack the required amount of staff that is needed to enforce the safety regulations on national and international corporations.
Common Causes of Defective Products
Defective products can cause serious injuries and/or deaths. A couple defective product examples include the following:
- The defective design of tires or an automobile in general is an occurrence that happens often and sometimes results in vehicle accidents.
- The defective design and manufacturing of seatbelts can result in the seatbelt becoming a dangerous product.
Our Product Liability Experience
Our Products Liability Lawyers recognize that corporations take shortcuts and risks in order to increase corporate profit. Because government agencies are unable to safeguard the public on their own, courts are usually the last line of defense to hold corporations responsible for their negligence. Our first priorities are obtaining justice for our clients and holding these corporations responsible. At the Law Offices of Michael Cordova, we work with engineers, accident reconstruction experts, and investigators to prove that a negligent corporation has allowed a dangerous and defective product to be used by the general public.
Claims Involving Minor Children
When a minor (someone under 18 years of age) has a personal injury claim, in many cases, there is an extra set of procedures that apply to protect the interests of the minor. Specifically, the minor, usually through their attorney, will petition the probate court for approval of the minor settlement. This includes the amount of the settlement, the medical expenses to be paid from the settlement, the attorney's fees and costs, and the net settlement for the minor claimant. A more detailed explanation of this process is explained on our Minor Child Injury Pages.
Claims against Government Agencies or Public Entities
When a government or public employee or agency is negligent and causes an injury, there is a markedly different process involved as compared to a claim against an individual or private business. There is a much shorter time frame to bring a claim and a lawsuit. Therefore, there is an increased urgency to obtain legal counsel to timely submit a claim against a government agency or public entity. A more detailed explanation is available on our Government or Public Entities Claims Pages.
We are able to resolve the overwhelming majority of our cases relatively promptly and without ever having to go to court. However, there are a number of reasons why we would recommend litigation to our clients. When that occurs, our office will thoroughly explain the litigation process, including the risks, benefits, and how it relates to your case before we file litigation. For more detailed information, please review our Litigation Process Pages.
Our Product Liability Lawyers have substantial experience in representing people who have been injured due to the negligence of others. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective product, please contact your local Phoenix Product Liability Lawyers for a free, personal, and confidential consultation. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700.
*Contingent fees are charged on total recovery. **No Fee Guarantee applies in the event there is no recovery.