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Everything You Need to Know About Product Liability Claims

Published in Product Liability on October 31, 2023

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Individuals in Massachusetts rely on countless products and devices to make their lives easier. From everyday household appliances to safety technology in motor vehicles, we trust that these products are safe and will perform as advertised. When a product fails to meet our expectations and causes injury, seeking justice can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, an experienced product liability attorney can help you understand the complexities of these claims, including the possible liable parties and the amount of compensation you can expect to recover for your losses. 

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our product liability attorneys are dedicated to helping you recover financial compensation for the full extent of your injuries and other losses. We have over 45 years of experience helping victims of defective products hold negligent parties accountable and achieve favorable outcomes for their claims. To schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable product liability attorneys, call us today at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form

Types of Product Liability Claims

Massachusetts product liability laws are designed to protect consumers from dangerous and defective products. However, these claims can be complex and challenging for victims to pursue independently. An experienced product liability lawyer can help you navigate the legal process and determine the best type of claim to file for your unique situation, including the following:

Design Defect Claims

A design defect claim asserts a product is defective because of how it was designed. To pursue a successful design defect claim, your attorney must prove the design defect was present in the product before it was released to the public. The court will consider several factors when determining if a product design is defective, including the danger caused by the defect, the likelihood of injury, and if safer designs are possible.

Manufacturing Defect Claims

A manufacturing defect claim alleges a mistake that occurred during the manufacturing and inspection process. These claims often compare the product at issue with similar products, noting any deficiencies. If the manufacturing imperfections are significant enough, they will be considered a defect, and the manufacturer may be held liable for your injuries. 

Failure to Warn Claims

If a manufacturer or retailer fails to warn consumers about a product’s potential dangers, they may be held liable for their negligence through a failure to warn claim. While these claims can be brought forward regardless of whether there was a design or manufacturing defect, they are often pursued with defect claims. 

Possible Damages Available Through a Massachusetts Product Liability Claim

Product liability accidents can cause victims to suffer severe consequences. If a defective product injured you, you deserve compensation for the full extent of your economic and non-economic losses. A few types of damages our knowledgeable attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers may be able to help you recover include the following:

  • Current and expected medical expenses
  • Lost wages 
  • Lost earning potential
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Emotional distress
  • Significant disfigurement or disability
  • Pain and suffering

Our product liability lawyers understand the challenges you face and will work with you to consider your current and future needs when determining the total value of your claim. When you partner with us, you can trust we will fight for the maximum compensation available on your behalf. 

Discuss Your Case With a Seasoned Product Liability Attorney at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

If a defective product injured you, do not hesitate to contact a trusted product liability lawyer. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys are committed to providing our clients with unwavering support and best-in-class legal services. Our managing partners, J. Tucker Merrigan and Peter M. Merrigan, have received repeated accolades from Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for their excellence. Our team has a proven track record of success and is ready to help you pursue the best possible outcome. 

To schedule a free consultation with a member of our experienced team, call us today at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form.

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