Defective Products Lawsuits in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney

Were you injured by a product defect, which was the result of a manufacturer's irresponsibility? Perhaps you bought a car seat with a broken latch (a defect) or a car seat that becomes unclasped even if it is in perfect condition (design defect). Or maybe you bought medicine and experienced adverse side effects that you were not warned about on the label.

Was the product not equipped with safety features, so as to protect users from foreseeable accidents? Was the product defectively designed which made it dangerous to use or did it not operate as described as the manufacturer? Did the product not have clear, visible and concise warnings about any dangers associated with using the product? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you must likely have a product liability case on your hands.

These incidents are not uncommon; according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, injuries, fatalities and property damage from defective product accidents cost the United States more than $700 billion annually.

Who is liable?

When these accidents occur, who can be held liable? A manufacturer, distributor or retailer can be held responsible if he/she produced a defective product, a product with a dangerous design or a product that was improperly marketed (known as 'failure to warn,' this is when warnings are not clear on the label of a product). When a manufacturer fails to demonstrate a duty of care towards consumers, unsafe products are put into the marketplace and consumers and product users can suffer from serious injuries and wrongful death.

Let us help you fight for the damages you deserve today!

If you or your loved one was harmed in this way, let Sedwick Law assist you in fighting for the justice and compensation you deserve! After you have been harmed by a dangerous or defective product, you can file a product liability claim to begin pursuing restitution. If you intend to go down this route, however, it is important that you have a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney on your side.

Our firm can help you fight for medical bills, lost wages and emotional damages as well. Because Indiana recognizes strict liability claims, you do not have to prove that the manufacturer of the product was negligent in producing the product. You only have to prove that the product exposed you to harm, beyond what the ordinary consumer would expect who used the product. After you have been injured by a product it is advised that you do the following:

  • Keep the product in a safe place
  • Find your receipt for the product
  • Secure all documentation about the product
  • Take photographs of the product and your injuries/the accident scene

For the aggressive and yet compassionate legal representation you can trust to yield the best results for your case, contact SedwickLaw, PC today at (888) 372-9205!