If you suffered an injury from a defective product or device in Allentown, contact an Allentown product liability lawyer at Munley Law for a free consultation
The national legal guide Best Lawyers named Marion Munley Allentown “Product Liability Lawyer of the Year,” 2017
When product manufacturers put profit before safety, they need to be held accountable for injuries that occur when their products cause harm. If you suffered a serious injury from an unsafe product, dangerous drug, or defective device, an Allentown product liability lawyer at our firm can help ensure that you receive proper compensation. Our personal injury lawyers have negotiated millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients in the Lehigh Valley and all over Pennsylvania.
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At Munley Law, we do not charge a fee unless we win your case.
Do I need an Allentown product liability lawyer?
If you suffer an injury from an unsafe product, you may be able to take legal action in order to get compensation for your suffering and related costs. Products cases are highly complex and can be difficult to navigate. The success of your case will depend heavily upon the skill and experience of your attorney. The personal injury and product liability lawyers at Munley Law have handled defective products cases involving everything from defective auto parts to prescription drugs to heavy construction equipment. An Allentown product liability lawyer at our firm will:
- Work with investigators to collect and preserve evidence of the defective product in question
- Consult with medical personnel to collect and organize medical data
- Prove injury and harm as the result of a defective product
- Negotiate with the responsible party or their insurance companies for fair compensation for your injuries. This can include medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering among other losses.
- Fight for you if your case goes to trial.
Do I have a product liability case?
Generally, there are three ways in which a product defect can cause harm:
Defective Design- If a product is poorly designed, it may lack a necessary safety feature, or function in such a way that it becomes dangerous to the user. An entire product line may be affected.
Manufacturing Defect – Manufacturing defects occur when a design is not properly implemented, or there is some flaw in the manufacturing process, rendering the product unsafe. This problem may not have occurred in every product manufactured, but rather in a certain batch or group.
Marketing Defects and Failure to Warn – A product without appropriate safety warnings or instructions can lead to an injury. Oftentimes, a product does not come with adequate warnings about potential hazards or side-effects. The product manufacturer has an obligation to notify consumers of any product dangers and to instruct on the proper use of a product.
Under “strict liability” theory, injured victims in Allentown do not need to prove that the makers of a defective product knew about the dangerous flaw. Rather, victims must show that the defect existed and that it directly caused harm. If you suffered harm from a product with a poor design, malfunction, or lack of adequate warnings and instruction, you may have a product liability case. An experienced Allentown product liability lawyer at Munley Law can review the details of your unique situation and help you determine the next steps.
Allentown auto parts recalls
Automotive industry recalls have reached an all-time high. While recalls help keep unsafe vehicles off the roads, many vehicle defects aren’t discovered or reported until someone gets hurt. In the most unsettling cases, automakers and their employees may have been aware of a potential defect but failed to warn the public. A defect in the vehicle design or in the manufacturing process can cause serious injury and even death. When you have been injured in a vehicle crash in the Lehigh Valley due to a dangerous or defective vehicle or vehicle part, an Allentown product liability lawyer can hold one or more of the following parties responsible: Automaker, auto parts maker, auto dealership, auto or auto parts shipper or an auto parts distributor.
Types of defective auto parts accidents
- Defective brake accident
- Defective tire accident & tire blowouts
- Airbag failure accident & exploding airbags
- Malfunctioning seatbelt accident
- Sticking accelerator accident
- Steering mechanism failure accident
- Defective trailer hitch accident
- Defective headlight or taillight accident
- Defective turn signal accident
- Defective door latch accident
- Rollover hazard accident
- Dangerous car design accident
- Vehicle fuel tank explosion
- Defective RV accident
- Defective truck accident
Allentown Takata airbag lawyer
The product liability attorneys at Munley Law are currently reviewing claims related to the Takata airbag recall. The largest recall in U.S. automotive history, the Takata recall affects nearly 16 million vehicles from Honda, Subaru, Mazda, Ford, Toyota, and others. If you have been harmed by a malfunctioning airbag in Allentown, the product liability lawyers at Munley Law can help. Airbags were designed to keep passengers safe in the event of an accident. But, due to an unstable compound in the Takata airbag inflator, Takata airbags may explode, sending metal shards throughout the interior of the vehicle and severely injuring vehicle occupants. Airbag malfunction injuries can include injuries to the eyes and face, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, injuries to the neck and upper body, fractures, burns and lacerations. The airbag injury lawyers at Munley Law can help collect you get the compensation you deserve for your suffering. Call today for a free consultation.
Defective medical devices in Allentown
People from all over Northeast Pennsylvania travel to the Lehigh Valley for medical care at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network and St. Lukes Hospital.
When a physician implements a medical device as part of a patient’s care, you assume it will be safe. Unfortunately, unsafe or defective medical devices may cause serious harm to a patient. Thousands of medical devices are recalled every year due to serious flaws and product defects that cause harm to patients. If you or a loved one has suffered harm in Allentown due to a defective or dangerous medical device, the Munley Law product injury lawyers can help you seek compensation for your injuries. Our experienced injury attorneys handle a wide range of claims involving serious injury and wrongful death as the result of defective IVC filters, hernia mesh, hip implants, and other devices.
What type of medical equipment can cause injuries?
- Defective pacemakers
- Heart valve implant defects
- Defective defibrillators
- Defective IVC filters
- Defective Hip replacement parts
- Defective knee replacement parts
- Kidney dialysis machine defects
- Silicone breast implant defects
- Transvaginal surgical mesh defects
- Hernia patch defects
- Defective Intrauterine devices
- Surgical robot malfunction
- Defective laparoscopic equipment
- Medical lift malfunction
- Defective wheelchairs
- Defective X-rays and diagnostic equipment
Defective or Dangerous Prescription Drugs
Pharmaceutical companies often release drugs before determining all of the side effects or long term affects of a particular drug. Failure to identify or disclose potentially harmful effects can lead to serious illness or death. Some well-known drugs that have been known to be dangerous include: Accutane, Ambien, Chantix, Crestor, Cymbalta, Low-T, Paxil, Prozac, Risperdal, Topomax, Xarelto, Yaz and Yasmin, Xarelto, Zoloft and SSRIs.
At Munley Law, we believe large pharmaceutical companies should be held accountable for the injuries caused by unsafe prescription or over the counter medications. If you’ve been injured by a dangerous medicine in Allentown, we can help you recover damages for the suffering you have endured.
Defective Machines, Tools & Equipment in Allentown
Defective machines cause devastating workplace injuries. Allentown has many manufacturing facilities, warehouses and construction sites that that could house the possible hazards of defective machinery. Defective tools and machinery can include everything from small handheld tools to power tools, such as table saws, circular saws, nail guns or drills to large industrial equipment. Defective machine injuries can be life altering, and include crushed body parts, amputation, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, burns, blindness, hearing loss, traumatic brain injury and even a tragic wrongful death. Like in other defective products, the defects can be in design, manufacturing, distribution, marketing or lack of adequate warning. If you suffered an injury from a malfunctioning piece of equipment at your place of work, you may bring a claim against the manufacturer or maintenance company.
Defective Industrial Machinery in the Lehigh Valley can include:
- Defective forklift
- Defective Crane
- Defective bulldozer
- Defective backhoe
- Defective pallet jack
- Conveyor belt malfunction
- Drill press malfunction
- Punch press malfunction
- Garbage compactor malfunction
- Defective grinder
- Defective air compressor
- Wood chipper malfunction
- Industrial electrocution
Defective consumer products in Allentown
Unsafe products can be found right in your own home. You need to be aware of consumer product recalls and be sure follow all instructions on products used at home. Any product can be considered defective if a flaw in design or manufacturing caused it to injure someone. The risk of injury also exists from toxic chemicals released from some products.
Unsafe consumer product cases can include:
- Unsafe swimming pools
- Faulty generators
- Defective space heaters
- Faulty fireplaces
- Defective lawn mowers & ride-on mowers
- Defective snow blowers
- Defective leaf blowers
- Defective exercise equipment
- Tainted food products
- Defective household appliances
- Hazardous cleaning products
- Defective strollers or car seats
- Toxic cosmetics
Defective Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Cellphones
We have all heard about exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cellphones. They are banned on planes and millions of them have been recalled due to the serious dangers posed by the faulty cell phones. If you’ve been injured by an exploding Samsung Galaxy cellphone in Allentown, contact an Allentown product liability lawyer today.
Exploding lithium ion batteries
Lithium ion batters have caused many fires and explosions in laptops, cellphones and other electronic devices, including e-cigarettes, vape pens and hover boards. Injuries from lithium ion battery explosions can include flame burns, chemical burns, and blast injuries, causing serious lacerations, scarring, loss of vision, physical disability or possible amputation. Individuals who have suffered serious burns and other injuries in defective electronics related explosions and fires should call Munley Law today for a free case evaluation with an Allentown product liability attorney.
Exploding Hover boards in Allentown
A much sought after holiday gift for children, hover boards turned into a real danger for many who received them. Hoverboards have been found to catch fire and explode causing not only injuries to those around them, but also other damage. Watch for consumer recalls and warnings for hoverboards.
Defective Toys & Children’s Products in Allentown
Toys and other children’s products can cause serious harm to those you want to protect most, your children. Car seats, cribs, high chairs, flammable clothing, bicycles and dangerous toys have seriously injured many children. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 254,200 toy-related emergency department treated injuries in children under the age of 15 in 2015. Dangerous toys can include those with small parts that are a choking hazard, those with magnets or sharp edges, those with flammable materials or toxic substances, those with strings that can strangle a child and those with faulty electrical components.
Children’s product manufacturers and distributors need to be held accountable when a defective toy, infant car seat or other children’s product injures a child in the Lehigh Valley. The product injury attorneys at Munley Law are always available to answer your Allentown product liability questions. Call today.
To find out of you have a case, contact an Allentown product liability lawyer at Munley Law
Product liability cases can be complicated and overwhelming. Let us handle the paperwork, investigation, and legal hurdles so that you can focus on recovering from your injury. With more than 55 years of experience, our attorneys are uniquely qualified to get you the justice you deserve and help keep dangerous products off the market. Not sure if you have a case? Call Munley Law for a free consultation at (855) 866-5529.
No fee unless we win
At Munley Law, we do not charge a fee for our services unless we win your case. We cover all of the costs upfront, so you do not pay anything out of your own pocket. If we cannot get you the compensation you deserve, you owe us nothing.