Areas of Practice

Product-Related Injury

Every year, hundreds of products are modified or recalled because courageous trial lawyers take powerful corporations to court – trial lawyers like the ones at Powell Law. In August 2014, Attorneys Jim Mundy and Bruce Zero took on Ford Motor Co. on behalf of a Scranton-area man, and won a $5.9 million jury verdict against the auto giant. Our client was severely injured when the defective seatbelt in his Ford automobile failed to work properly during a collision. Every day, U.S. corporations cut corners on safety in order to maximize profits for their shareholders. The U.S. civil justice system is the only place where ordinary citizens can hold large corporations accountable for negligent conduct that puts all of us in danger.

If you or a family member are injured by a product because of defects in the way it was designed or manufactured, or if the manufacturer failed to warn you of potential dangers, you may have grounds for a product liability lawsuit. Product liability claims are complicated and costly, requiring an experienced products liability attorney and a law firm with substantial resources to devote to the case. Monetary damages in such cases can be substantial. The product liability lawyers at Powell Law have decades of experience successfully pursuing such claims.

In a defective product lawsuit, you can sue for economic damages, such as past and future wage loss, and past and future medical bills, as well as non-economic damages, commonly known as pain and suffering. Those damages compensate you or your spouse for such things as emotional suffering, loss of life’s pleasures and loss of consortium. In certain cases, where the defendant showed a “reckless disregard” for your safety, you may be entitled to seek punitive damages, which are intended to punish the defendant, deter future reckless conduct and keep others safe from harm.

While you may choose to pay your attorney on an hourly basis, most product liability lawyers handle cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that any fees are paid only after the case ends in a jury verdict or out-of-court settlement. If you don’t win, you don’t pay any fees. Most of our clients choose the contingent fee arrangement. Your attorney at Powell Law will explain the details and answer any questions you may have when you come in for an evaluation of your case.

If you or a family member has been injured by a defective product, contact us TODAY for a FREE evaluation of your case. Remember, you don’t pay any fees unless we win.

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