Trusted Product Liability Attorney — We Fight For You!
Since 1996, senior lawyer Jamal F. Allen and the expert legal team at Allen & Associates have been the trusted product liability attorney in Arizona. Our law firm has worked with thousands of clients over the past two decades, providing aggressive legal representation for those clients injured by defective or faulty products. We proudly serve the greater Phoenix metropolitan area and are dedicated to helping our clients win, both in and out of the courtroom. If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective consumer product and need a product liability attorney near you, call Allen & Associates today at (480) 899-1025.
What Kinds of Product Liability Lawsuits Do We Handle?
In the United States alone, billions of dollars of consumer products are sold every year. While most products do what they are supposed to and work in the way the manufacturer intended, sometimes defective products make it to store shelves. Defective products can be found in just about every market category, from home appliances to electronics, sporting equipment, medical devices, and more. When a product is defective, the use of that product could lead to serious injury, disability, or even death. Product manufacturers have a duty to produce safe products that will not harm the user if they are used in the way originally intended. Product retailers or wholesalers have a duty to sell or distribute products that are safe. And, consumers have a right to expect that the product purchases they make will both do what is intended and not cause injury or damage. A product liability attorney works to correlate injuries with the use of a damaged or defective product and provides legal representation to recover financial compensation from product manufacturers.
There are several types of product liability lawsuits, and most generally fall into three major categories:
Breach of Warranty — lawsuits of this type center on expressed warranty, or the representation of safety by the product manufacturer or product retailer, as well as implied warranty, or the expectation that the product, when used as originally intended, will not cause harm or injury to the user.
Negligence — in a negligent product liability lawsuit, it must be shown that the manufacturer carelessly designed or produced a product that was faulty, leading to injury. Negligence can arise from a manufacturer not foreseeing specific uses of a product, design flaws that make it to production, failing to adequately test products before release, or rushing it to market too soon.
Strict Liability — one of the most common product liability lawsuits, these arise when an injured person is able to prove that a defect or fault in a product exists and that defect or fault was the cause of injury. Regardless of manufacturer or retailer actions in the design, construction, or testing of products, they may be liable for injuries and/or damage caused by the product.
Defective products are not limited to those items used in the home or office. Defective medical devices, such as replacement joints, implanted devices, or even birth control products may also be considered as products that can harm people, even if those products were used as intended. As the most experienced product liability law firm in the Phoenix area, Allen & Associates has represented clients in a wide variety of cases. For specific information on our defective medical devices lawyer services, click here.
I’ve Been Injured By a Product. What Can Allen & Associates Do To Help?
The experienced product liability attorney at Allen & Associates can help clients recover financial compensation for injuries or damages that have occurred due to the use of a defective or faulty consumer product. Our goal is to provide a rigorous legal claim on your behalf, helping to to receive compensation for:
- Injuries caused by defective products
- Damage caused by the use of or failure in a defective product
- Lost wages due to the inability to work
- Medical expenses incurred as a result of your injury
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional effects of the injury or damage caused by a faulty product
Our expert legal team provides legal representation through all phases of a product liability attorney lawsuit. This can include pre-trial hearings, settlement hearings, courtroom representation, and appeals. Many defective product claims never see the inside of a courtroom; product manufacturers often settle out of court for damages and injury incurred as result of the product’s failure. Product manufacturers have teams of lawyers to protect their interests and to help companies reduce or eliminate financial compensation payouts. It makes sense that if you are injured by a defective product, you should also have a legal team on your side. Allen & Associates is that team, the trusted product liability attorney with over 20 years of professional experience in handling these cases.
Components of a Successful Product Liability Lawsuit
There are four major components at play in a successful product liability lawsuit. The legal team at Allen & Associates has earned a reputation for providing the very best product liability attorney services available. We have built that reputation on our ability to bring these different components together, resulting in favorable outcomes in lawsuits we have handled over the years.
The four components of a successful product liability lawsuit are:
- That injuries or damage occured
- That the product was defective
- That the defect resulted in injuries or damage to the plaintiff (product end user)
- That the product was being used as intended by the manufacturer or retailer
First, the injuries or damage: the plaintiff and his or her product liability attorney must demonstrate that actual injuries or damage occurred as a result of using a defective product. Without actual monetary losses due to injury, damage, or death, there is no lawsuit.
Next, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the product was defective. This can mean a design flaw, an unforeseen use of the product, a manufacturing defect, or a failure on the part of the manufacturer to adequately warn end users of potential harm as a result of the use of that product.
The third component in a lawsuit centers on the defective product being the result of injuries or damage sustained by the plaintiff. It must be shown in the suit that the defect was the actual as well as the proximate cause of the injury sustained. For the purposes of a product liability lawsuit, “proximate cause” refers to any event sufficiently related to the use of a defective product, resulting in injury or monetary damage.
Finally, it must be shown that the defective product was being used as intended when the injury or damage occurred. This includes stated or implied uses as well as any uses a product manufacturer could reasonably expect for the product in question.
If you have been injured as a result of a faulty consumer product, you are sure to have many questions, such as:
- What are my rights?
- Do I have a case?
- How can I find an experienced product liability attorney near me?
- Am I entitled to financial compensation as a result of my injury?
The legal team at Allen & Associates is prepared to provide the answers you need and the legal representation you deserve. We know that defective products can result in significant injury or damage, leading to lost wages, expensive medical bills, high repair costs, and frustration. Whether you have experienced injury or property damage as a result of a defective product, we have the track record of success in and out of the courtroom you can trust. Time may be limited to file a defective product claim, so it is important to speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Personalized Product Liability Attorney Services at Allen & Associates
At Allen & Associates, our law firm’s motto is “We Fight For You”. These are not just words we use to impress potential clients — our motto shapes our approach to client care. We have represented thousands of clients since 1996, and we know that clients who have been injured due to the use of faulty or defective products experience pain, anger, emotional anguish, and monetary expenses. We believe that a highly personalized approach is the right way to represent our clients. Our talented legal team takes the time to understand the facts behind each case, giving us the ability to tailor our legal advice and representation in a way that suits the particulars of each unique part of a product liability lawsuit.
As part of our comprehensive product liability attorney services, we work with expert witnesses such as medical professionals, materials scientists, and manufacturing experts to help us as we tie injuries and damage to the use of defective products. By pinpointing the defect itself and relating it to injuries or damage sustained as a result of using that product, we can secure the financial compensation you deserve.
Call Today for Your Free Initial Consultation
Over the past 20 years, the legal experts at Allen & Associates have represented clients in and around the Phoenix metro area. This includes residents of Queen Creek, Glendale, Surprise, Goodyear, Mesa, and Scottsdale, along with many other communities in our part of Arizona. By giving our clients the very best legal representation possible, we have earned the area’s trust as the most competent product liability attorney. Our law firm is ready to help you and your loved ones if you have received an injury as a result of a defective product in your home or office. Call Allen & Associates today at (480) 899-1025 to speak with one of our representatives. We can help you determine whether or not you have a case, and our initial consultation is free. There’s no obligation to use our law firm for your legal needs, but once you have a chance to speak with our team, you’ll understand why we are the trusted product liability attorney in the the state of Arizona.