Product Liability Litigation
We represent national and multi-national manufacturers, distributors, and retailers who are involved with consumer related product liability claims. Early investigation is crucial in developing a strategy to avoid and, if necessary, to defend product liability claims. Our attorneys coordinate with engineering teams and risk management personnel to ensure that all necessary parties are integrated into the litigation process and to offer recommendations for future product redesign.
We have handled serious injury and death cases involving a broad range of products from outdoor power equipment to furnaces, boilers, and electrical appliances. We have also successfully defended matters related to tools, industrial machines, punch presses, saws, and conveyors. We serve as national coordinating counsel for a large international manufacturer of outdoor power equipment.
Our attorneys routinely try cases to verdict throughout the country, some of which have attracted national media coverage. In addition to product liability cases, our attorneys appear before the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission on matters related to voluntary recalls, the Fast-Track Recall Notice process, and nationwide corrective action programs. This early intervention results in significantly reducing the nature, scope and expense of a product recall. Our services encompass:
- Consumer Products Safety Commission
- Environmental and Regulatory Matters
- Fire Subrogation
- Insurance Coverage Issues
- Risk Management
- Product Development
We can assist you by properly evaluating the merits of your case, evaluating settlement options, and assessing the impact litigation will have on your business. Our attorneys have long-term relationships that allow us to assist you in retaining engineers, economists, forensic accountants or other expert witnesses. Wegman Hessler understands that litigation is expensive, and our attorneys strive to reduce the financial burden on your business through the use of technology and by exploring the use of alternative fee arrangements.