Help For People Injured By 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.
We work to hold equipment manufacturers, 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.
National Board Of Trial Advocacy Civil Trial Specialist
If you’ve been seriously injured due to a defective or dangerous product, schedule a free case evaluation with attorney Stephen Gabrielson at our offices in Sartell or Brainerd as soon as possible. Our firm represents people injured by faulty products throughout Northern and Central Minnesota.
We have litigated many product liability claims, including claims involving a wide range of products:
- Farm and food packaging equipment
- Power saws and tools
- Heavy equipment
- Conveyor belts, hoists and cranes
- Elevators and lifts
- Self-propelled elevating work platforms
- Tire rims
- Flammable fabrics
- Recreation equipment
- Overhead garage doors
- Winches and safety chains
- Toys and children’s products
The Experience To Handle Complex Product Liability Cases
We offer more than 20 years of experience fighting on behalf of people injured because of defective or dangerous products.
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.
Negligence Leads to Liability When it Can Be Shown That:
- A clear connection exists between the product and a person’s injuries
- Whether a duty of care was violated in a manufacturer’s failure to foresee the danger posed by their product
Our firm begins each product liability case with systematic investigation of the facts and laws involved. It is not uncommon for us 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.
An Example Case
In one defective design case involving a consumer-grade power equipment manufacturer, our firm deposed the manufacturer’s engineer, who was a forensic expert, professor and inventor. After convincing the expert witness to take apart the machine he had used to test the product’s design, he acknowledged that his testing had caused the same type of distortion we were asserting as evidence, which resulted in the failure in our client’s machine. The case settled shortly thereafter. The manufacturer subsequently changed the design of its product by incorporating certain recommendations made by our engineering expert.
Dangerous Toys And Children’s Products
Injuries to children are often caused by negligently designed or defective toys. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to take effective legal action to help your child.
Our firm is one of the few in Minnesota to have litigated a trampoline accident case. In fact, we 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.