Manufacturers, importers and distributors of products for sale on the American marketplace are under the strictest laws in the world regarding product safety. If an accident occurs because a consumer or industrial product is unsafe by design or manufacture, multiple parties may share liability for compensating the injured party.
If you or a member of your family has suffered an injury on the job, on the road or in your home in Utah because of a dangerous and defective product, talk to a defective equipment injury attorney at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, in Provo. We are skilled product liability litigation attorneys with many years of knowledge and experience recovering maximum compensation for victims of manufacturer's negligence.
Workplace Accidents Caused by Defective and Dangerous Equipment
Many injured workers think that their workplace injuries will be covered by workers' compensation. It's true that workers' comp will cover medical costs if you go to an approved doctor, but most workers and their families soon discover that workers' compensation benefits only cover a portion of their actual financial losses from being out of work.
While you cannot sue your employer for further damages if you file for workers' compensation, you have the option of pursuing additional compensation from the party or parties responsible for manufacturing, installing and maintaining the equipment that caused your injuries. These are typically referred to as third-party lawsuits, and they can result in a significant recovery that will cover the full extent of your injuries and losses.
What If You Weren't Using the Product Exactly as Instructed?
Under product liability case law, courts have determined that manufacturers are responsible for designing products to provide a reasonable level of safety when used for their intended purpose, in a reasonable manner. If you were using the product in a safe manner, for the purpose it was intended, you may have a legitimate claim for damages, even if you weren't following the instructions precisely.
We help people recover money damages for injuries or death of a loved one suffered in all types of defective product cases, including:
- Auto defects, brake failure, tire blowouts, seat belt and airbag failure
- Construction tool injuries
- Conveyor and industrial equipment accidents
- Fire, explosion, and electrical shock injuries
- Home appliance and consumer power tool injuries
- Gas stove, heater and furnace accidents
- Hazardous chemicals and materials
- Children's products, dangerous and defective toys
- And, remember, you can make a claim for car crashes that occur while you are on the job
Provo Defective Equipment Injury Lawyer
We advise and represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death insurance claims cases in Orem, Provo and communities throughout Utah. Wherever you are in the state, call us toll-free at (800) 898-4878 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Utah defective equipment injury attorney. There are no attorneys' fees unless you recover compensation in a settlement or jury award.