Milwaukee Product Liability Lawyer – Attorney
When a defective product causes an injury to a consumer of the product, a products liability suit may be appropriate. Products are generally thought of as tangible personal property (automobiles, helicopters, airplanes, ladders, car seats, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, farm equipment, and household products and appliances).
Our products liability lawyers understand that in Wisconsin, a plaintiff in a products liability case must first prove that the product is defective and unreasonably dangerous. Product defect claims against a manufacturer or supplier are based on design defects, manufacturing defects, and defects in marketing. Design defects exist before the product is manufactured. Manufacturing defects happen while the product is being constructed or produced. Marketing defects arise from improper instructions and failure to warn consumers about a dangerous aspect of the product. In addition to proving a defect, a claimant must prove that the product is “unreasonably dangerous.” This means the product must be shown to be dangerous to an extent which would be not be contemplated by the ordinary consumer who purchases it, with the ordinary knowledge common to the community as to its characteristics. Properly designed and manufactured guns and bullets, for example, would not be unreasonably dangerous under this test, because consumers are well aware of their injurious potential.
However, if you have been seriously injured by a defective product, you should consult with an experienced products liability lawyer. Our products liability lawyer team has successfully represented many individuals from across the United States injured as a result of unsafe products. For a free consultation, contact one of our product liability attorneys.