Waldorf Product Liability Lawyers
What to Do If You Are Injured by a Defective Product
When products don’t work as they’re supposed to, or when they pose an unreasonable risk to consumers, they can cause serious accidents and life-altering injuries. If you or your loved one was injured by a defective product, it is important that you first seek proper medical attention. Then, contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you file a product liability claim.
At the Farmer & Klopfer, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured victims and their families throughout Maryland. Our Waldorf product liability lawyers understand how to navigate these complex claims and take on major product manufacturers and distributors in their efforts to recover the maximum compensation you are owed.
What Is Product Liability?
Product liability is a type of personal injury case that involves a defective or unreasonably dangerous product. Product designers, manufacturers, and distributors have a legal responsibility to create and sell products that are free of flaws or faulty design and which do not pose an unreasonable risk to consumers. When these companies do allow unsafe products onto the market, they can be held liable. Individuals who sustain injuries due to defective products can seek compensation for their damages, including their medical bills and related expenses, lost income/wages, lost future earnings, pain and suffering, and more.
What Makes a Product Defective?
A product is considered defective when its design makes in inherently unsafe for normal use (design defect), when a mistake during the manufacturing phase of production introduces a hazardous flaw in the product (manufacturing defect), and/or when the product lacks necessary and proper warning labels/instructions for use (labeling defect).
Some examples of common product defects include:
- Automobile tires that shred or blow out while the vehicle is in motion
- Vehicles that easily tip over due to a high center of gravity
- Airbags that fail to deploy on impact
- Seatbelts that unlatch when a collision occurs
- Pharmaceutical medications that do not list all possible drug interactions/side effects
- Medical devices that cause harm to patients
- Children’s toys that pose unreasonable choking hazards
- Structures that collapse due to poor construction and/or design
- Household appliances with faulty electrical wiring, leading to fires
This is not a complete list of possible product defects; any product can be defective and any defective product can lead to serious injuries or even fatalities.
Determining If a Product Was Defective
It is not always easy to tell when a defective product caused an accident. In fact, determining that a faulty product was what led to an accident typically involves thorough investigations and in-depth analyzation of the incident.
At the Farmer & Klopfer, our Waldorf product liability lawyers have extensive experience in this area of law; we know how to investigate accident claims to determine if a defective or harmful product caused the incident that led to our client’s injuries, and we know how to use this information to aggressively advocate for the maximum recovery our clients are owed. Our attorneys look at a variety of records, including product recalls, medical records, police reports, and more in order to obtain a clear picture of what happened and how you have been affected.
Our firm offers free initial consultations and all personal injury services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe nothing unless/until we recover compensation for you.
Thorough and attentive to my case from the beginning
“From the initial consultation, I knew I needed James Farmer and his team on my side. He was thorough and attentive to my case from the beginning, prior to even hiring his firm. Once I officially hired his firm, he and his colleague Mr. Melvin Allen moved to strategically place me in the best position possible. They supported me throughout the process by making sure I understood what was happening and I felt extremely grateful to have them on my side! Long story short, my case was successfully completed with a favorable outcome! An outcome I couldn’t even imagine was possible but Mr. Allen’s expertise, strategy, and courtroom presence made it all possible! My wife and I are forever grateful and will always look to this firm on any future needs and you should, too!”
Nothing short of miraculous
“Mr. Farmer and his associates go the EXTRA mile for all their clients! It's nice to feel safe at the hands of your attorney and get a great outcome! Every experience I've personally had, as well as watched, has been nothing short of miraculous!! Farmer and staff are who you want on your side!!!”
Kind, sympathetic, reassuring and more importantly, very knowledgeable
“I couldn’t be happier with the service I received from this law firm. I felt comfortable from the minute I first walked through the door. I had less than two weeks before the expiration of my personal injury filing date and was overwhelmed. My first appointment was with Elizabeth who took my huge stack of papers with a smile and said, “Let me take care of this for you.” Although all of the staff that I encountered were wonderful, my main experience was with Mr. Farmer and Elizabeth who were both kind, sympathetic, reassuring and more importantly, very knowledgeable. My case was handled professionally and in a timely fashion. My case was recently concluded and I am very happy with the outcome and would not hesitate to use them again or recommend them to my friends and family in the future. Need a good law firm, no need to look further.”
The staff at the office was very friendly and professional.
“I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone who is in need of an attorney.”
Showed me true dedication that goes far beyond a paycheck
“James Farmer and his team exceeded all expectations! I had a very serious criminal case and his firm was recommended to me by a family member. I was incarcerated during this time and he and his associate Stephanie came to update me on multiple occasions on the progress of my case. They were not only professional but the amount of time and energy they put into my case showed me true dedication that goes far beyond a paycheck! They prepared for trial, but in the end was able to work out a plea deal that did not include any jail time. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. I highly recommend Mr. Farmer and his team for any criminal case!”
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We take pride in learning the latest strategies for maximizing damages, preparing our clients for trial & mounting an effective case.
A Record of Results
Our firm has won tens of millions of dollars in financial compensation for individuals & their families.
Renowned in Our FieldWe are well-regarded in the legal community & are even known & respected among insurance companies.
Fearless AdvocacyWe are not afraid to confront negligent medical professionals, hospitals, nursing homes or their insurance companies.
Valuable InsightWe know how to skillfully navigate government bureaucracies to help our clients obtain workers’ compensation benefits.