Product liability

Whether at home or in the workplace, we expect that the products that we purchase and use are safe. When products such as automobiles (door latches, seat belts, air bags, braking systems), electrical devices, ladders, clothes dryers, space heaters and yard equipment fail during operation, serious injuries can occur.

The products we use may be defective if the nature of their design or a manufacturing flaw makes them unreasonably dangerous. A product may also be defective if it lacks a warning that explains proper use of the product or the risk of using the product. Establishing product defects can be complex. An attorney experienced with product liability cases will be familiar with the testing and experiments necessary to prove your case, such as:

radiographic testing of tires to identify steel belt defects;

microscopic examination of failed metal components to identify inadequate metallurgical structures and compounds;

metallurgical stress analysis testing;

computer downloads of vehicle crash data from air bag systems, anti-lock braking systems, and dedicated recording devices;

duplicating failure modes with working product models;

electrical conductivity testing; and

destructive testing of exemplar products.

One of the most important things to keep in mind after being injured by a potentially defective product is to save the product. Don’t throw it away or take it apart. Without the product that caused your injury you may be unable to prove your case.

Product Liability Attorneys

If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered a loss as a result of a defective product, contact Villari, Lentz & Lynam, LLC. They stand ready to investigate and pursue all available civil damage remedies. Call (215) 568-1990 or or complete the short form to the right.

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