A product liability lawsuit can expose a producer or manufacturer to catastrophic losses. In many cases, the ability for the defendant to continue operations hangs in the balance. Defending a product liability action can be a very specialized and nuanced endeavor, and should be reserved only for the most skilled and creative product liability defense attorneys. McFarlin LLP has broad product and manufacturing knowledge across many industries, as well as a strong litigation background, to defend any claim including the most common “dangerous and defective product” claim which has gained widespread use, especially in California.
Limiting Exposure in a Defective Product Lawsuit
Oftentimes product liability claims are completely frivolous wherein the plaintiff himself caused his or her own injury by unreasonable misuse of the product or complete disregard for his own safety. Nonetheless, anytime someone is hurt they naturally assume it must have been someone else’s fault or the result of a dangerous product. Plaintiff’s attorneys are all too happy to go along with such claims hoping for a nuisance settlement or a few dollars to get through the month. Unfortunately such cases are part of our legal system and although they can’t be prevented, an experienced product liability attorney can minimize costs and limit exposure to claims. No matter how carefully manufactured a product may be, when you light it on fire, chances are it’s going to eventually burn. McFarlin LLP will aggressively litigate your product liability case to effectively and efficiently minimize risk.
Types of Product Liability Claims
With our many years of experience litigating and defending product liability and similar claims, McFarlin LLP has developed an understanding of many different products and industries including:
- Auto and Motorcycle Parts
- Medical Devices
- Surgical Equipment
- Firearms and Ammunition
- Power Tools
- Recreational Equipment
- Dietary Supplements
- Household Appliances
- Industrial Tools and Equipment
- Vehicle Components
- Heavy Machinery
- All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s)
- Packaging Materials
Our approach to defending product liability matters is always to start with our clients own engineers, product designers, and knowledge base in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the product itself, safety features, and manufacturing procedures. We then formulate a litigation strategy based on the clients’ budget. The budget will determine how many experts we retain, types of media we use (video, storyboards, graphic illustrations, etc.), and how extensive our depositions are. Of course in taking such a thorough, methodical and systematic approach to the litigation, we often can settle the matter at an early stage in the process on very reasonable terms. When it is clear to the plaintiff’s they are facing a robust and vigorous defense, their demands often decrease substantially.
Defense for Product Liability
At McFarlin LLP, our product liability defense attorneys understand the highly technical nature of litigating product liability cases. Don’t let a product liability case devastate all you’ve worked to build; even though many cases are frivolous, they must be met with an aggressive and immediate defense. Our product liability litigators will work to resolve the situation in the most cost-effective and efficient manner. We will work within your budget and find a solution so your business can continue to many years of profitability. Call us today for a free case evaluation and analysis at (888) 728-0044.