Product Liability Determining Legal Responsibility
Product liability refers to the liability of any or all parties involved in the manufacturing of a product when the product causes physical or financial damages. This includes the manufacturer of component parts, an assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler, and the retail store owner.
Products containing inherent defects that cause harm to consumers are subject to product liability suits. Product liability cases represent some of the most intriguing challenges for an attorney. Often faced with compelling physical evidence and emotional reactions, Sayles Werbner attorneys are called on to use their extensive trial experience to represent both defendants and plaintiffs in disputes involving allegedly defective products that caused injury or death.
This work has included the representation of major corporations such as John Deere, Black & Decker and other manufacturers in defense of their products in courtrooms across the nation. For John Deere alone, firm co-founder Dick Sayles has taken more than 25 cases to a jury verdict.
The firm also takes select product liability cases on behalf of plaintiffs, and recently obtained a sizeable jury award against a major manufacturer in a wrongful death case resulting from a defective product.