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Product Liability Attorney Philadelphia

Defective product liability attorney serving Philadelphia & New Jersey

If you’re hurt because of a dangerous product, Pennsylvania law may give you the right to bring a claim for compensation. A Philadelphia product liability attorney can help you bring your claim and fight aggressively for the compensation that you deserve. When you’re hurt because of a defective product you have rights, but you must take steps to exercise them. An experienced legal team can help you receive the compensation that you deserve.

An injury that occurs because of a defective product can seriously interrupt your life. You may have injuries that change your life forever, or it may take you significant time to recover and return to life as normal. It can be hard to know what to do when a product causes an injury. In order to receive compensation when a product causes an injury, you must file a legal claim.

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Philadelphia product liability attorney

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What is products liability law in Philadelphia?

Products liability law is the idea that the companies that produce products have the legal obligation to create products that are safe for the public. Companies that manufacture goods are in the best position to make safe products. They can prevent harm, so Pennsylvania law puts the obligation on them to ensure that their products are safe.

When you’re hurt because of a dangerous product, you may have the right to claim financial compensation. Your legal right to claim financial compensation is called products liability law. Products liability laws strongly protect consumers. Unlike many other types of accident cases, you don’t have to show that the product manufacturer acts negligently or how the problem occurs. Instead, you just have to show that you’re hurt because of a defective product. A product may be defective because of poor design, poor manufacturing or a lack of warnings and instructions about how to use the product safely.

Why choose Louis B. Himmelstein as my Philadelphia product liability attorney

Louis B. Himmelstein has devoted his entire legal career to building a practice that advocates for deserving accident victims. He began by earning his bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Temple University. While most attorneys stop there, Louis B. Himmelstein earned a masters of law degree from Temple University in order to ensure that he had the best training in order to service clients.

Building his practice since 1984, Louis B. Himmelstein & Associates has served thousands of deserving clients. Recovering millions of dollars for accident victims each year, they’re proud of their track record and success. The Himmelstein legal team doesn't just represent clients to settle cases quickly. Instead, they do what it takes to ensure that each and every accident victim receives the compensation that they deserve.

They listen. They fight. They’re aggressive. When you choose Louis B. Himmelstein & Associates, you can expect the best.

How can a products liability attorney in Philadelphia help me?

A Philadelphia product liability attorney takes all of the steps that you need to take to pursue compensation. They determine if you have a valid case and help you understand the approximate value of the case. They ensure that you have a clear understanding of what’s involved in the legal process and the ups and downs to expect as your case moves forward. When your attorney represents you, they’re with you every step of the way in order to ensure that you are doing the best possible things in order to receive fair compensation for your accident.

When our products liability lawyers represent you, they help you with all of the following steps in your case:

  • Preliminary evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the case; valuation of the case
  • Discussion of the possible pros and cons of each course of action for the case
  • Preparation of case filing documents to initiate your claim
  • Service of process on the other party
  • Discovery and development of evidence
  • Determination of legal strategy
  • Preliminary court motions; responses to motions from the other side
  • Legal research and writing; incorporation of laws and case law into legal arguments and requests to the court
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Determination of the need for expert witnesses, retention of expert witnesses to build and present the case
  • Jury selection
  • Presentation of the case at trial; questioning of witnesses; presentation of exhibits; arguments to the jury
  • Post-trial actions including appeals

The attorneys at Louis B. Himmelstein & Associates are fully prepared to see your case through. They’re not afraid to try cases, schedule court hearings and build your legal strategy. Their goal is to help you achieve the best possible result for your product liability claim. You can only receive the best result in your case if you’re prepared to take your case to trial if necessary. The Louis B. Himmelstein legal team doesn’t stop until you have the judgment that fairly represents your losses.

What are the types of product liability in Philadelphia?

Product liability claims in Philadelphia are based on three types of deficiencies - defective design, defective manufacturing and lack of adequate warnings:

Defective design

In Pennsylvania, defective design is broken down into two parts - consumer expectations and the risk-utility test. A product can be defective under consumer expectations standards if the product is more dangerous than a consumer should reasonably expect. For example, everyone expects an inflatable water slide to carry a certain amount of risk of injury. However, if the water slide completely deflates unexpectedly because of the use of inappropriate materials, the design might be unreasonably dangerous.

Another way that a product may be unreasonably dangerous is if the occurrence of injury is outweighed by taking precautions to prevent the injury. In other words, if it wouldn’t be too burdensome to fix the danger compared to the injury that occurs, the danger in the product can be grounds for product liability based on defective design. When a product has a defective design, the defect occurs in all of the products that the company produces.

Defective manufacturing

When a product has defective manufacturing, it means there’s an unintentional flaw in the design process. When a manufacturing defect occurs, the error might impact a single product, or there may be many products that don’t turn out as intended. You don’t have to prove that the manufacturing error occurs because of negligence. All you have to show is that you’re hurt as a result of the defect.

Lack of adequate warnings or instructions

A product liability claim may be based on inadequate warnings or instructions. A product manufacturer has a duty to provide enough warnings and instructions for a reasonable person to use their products carefully. When they don’t provide enough instructions and warnings, they may face legal liability when harm occurs.

Contact our product liability attorneys today

Have you been hurt because of a dangerous product? You have a limited amount of time to file your claim. Our attorneys want to help you get the full compensation that you deserve after an accident occurs. You owe it to yourself to pursue your claim aggressively. That’s what our attorneys do best.

When the legal process can seem daunting and confusing, the Louis B. Himmelstein & Associates team is here to help. We represent clients in Philadelphia, the greater Philadelphia area, Camden, Montgomery, Bucks & Delaware counties as well as other parts of New Jersey. We’re aggressive lawyers in the courtroom and compassionate advocates for our clients every step of the way. Contact us today for a confidential review of your claim.

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If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or involved in an accident at work, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. While you are focused on your recovery, we focus on getting you the justice you deserve. Whether your injuries are due to someone else’s negligence or if your injury occurred at work, we want to work for you so we can get compensation to move on with your life. Medical bills, lost wages, future expenses and pain and suffering are all things that need to be considered when we start working for you.

If you think you may have a personal injury case, contact Louis Himmelstein & Associates now for your FREE consultation. We have a team of Philadelphia’s top personal injury lawyers to review your case entirely for free. We will answer any questions you have about your legal rights, and help you determine the next steps to take.

If you've been seriously injured in an accident due to someone else's negliegence we can help. Personal injury law requires a high level of skill. It is very complex and we are very proud to say we have a winning record and can provide the level of service that is necessary when dealing with clients who have been seriously injured.


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Philadelphia, PA 19102

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