St. Cloud, Minnesota, Attorney for Defective Products
Manufacturers are financially liable for injuries caused by their defective or dangerous products. Even if a product complies with some safety standards, if it can be shown that a manufacturer failed to foresee dangers a reasonable person could be expected to anticipate, a manufacturer can be held liable for injuries or fatalities that occur as a result.
At the law office of Stephen Gabrielson, Ltd., I work to hold automakers, toy manufacturers, drug companies, tool companies, appliance makers, and other manufacturers legally liable for injuries and fatalities their products cause. If you have been injured by a product, you may be able to take action against the manufacturer.
If you’ve been seriously injured due to a defective or dangerous product, contact products liability lawyer Stephen Gabrielson today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case.
Products Liability Cases and Injuries
Located in St. Cloud, my law firm has litigated many product liability claims, including claims involving a wide range of products:
- Farm equipment
- Power saws
- Heavy equipment
- Conveyor belts
- Elevators and lifts
- Tire rims
- Flammable fabrics
- Recreation equipment
- Overhead garage doors
- Winches and safety chains
Bringing Products Liability Cases
Products liability cases can be very technical since the plaintiff must prove that a strict causal connection exists between his or her injuries and identifiable defects or flaws of the product in question. Most manufacturers will try and circumvent responsibility by claiming a consumer misused their product or didn’t carefully read accompanying instructions. Where negligence and liability enter the picture is whether or not it can be shown that a.), a clear connection exists between the product and a person’s injuries and b,), whether a duty of care was violated in a manufacturer’s failure to foresee the danger posed by their product.
When Experience Counts – Understanding Products Liability Cases
I have comprehensive knowledge of the law of product liability and experience creating legal strategies that help my clients achieve the results they need. I have represented Minnesotans for more than 20 years. I am a National Board of Trial Advocacy Civil Trial Specialist and a Minnesota State Bar Association Civil Trial Specialist – an honor given to less than one percent of attorneys.
I begin each product liability case with systematic investigation of the facts and laws involved. It is not uncommon for me to learn exactly how a product is manufactured, working with reputable experts to show the court how an inexpensive, better design could have made it safer.
In one defective design case involving a consumer-grade power equipment manufacturer, I deposed the manufacturer’s engineer, who was a forensic expert, professor and inventor. I convinced the expert witness to take apart the machine he had used to test the product’s design. Upon doing so, the expert acknowledged that his testing had caused the same type of distortion that I asserted as the cause of failure in my client’s machine. The case settled shortly thereafter. The manufacturer subsequently changed the design of its product by incorporating certain recommendations made by my engineering expert.
When Products Cause Injuries to Children
Injuries to children are often caused by negligently designed or defective toys. My law firm has the knowledge necessary to take effective legal action to help your child.
My law firm is one of the few in Minnesota to have litigated a trampoline accident case. In fact, I have presented the topic to the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, (now known as the Minnesota Association for Justice) teaching other lawyers how to handle trampoline litigation.
If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, working with a lawyer is the best way to take action. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact my St. Cloud area law firm toll free at 1-800-940-8130.