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Maine Defective Product Lawyers

If you’ve been injured by a defective product, let us be your advocate

Baby cribs with faulty brackets. Unsafe ladders or tools. Home appliances or other equipment lacking required safety parts. Unsafe automobiles. Every day, federal agencies issue recall notices for products that we use in our lives. Countless consumer and industrial products are recalled annually because of preventable safety hazards, ranging from clothing to food, dangerous drugs, and medical devices.

The recalls are alarming reminders that despite laws, regulations, and standards enacted to protect consumers, dangerous products are sold all the time, resulting in needless injury and death.

When manufacturers, distributors, and retailers put consumers at risk by marketing and selling unreasonably dangerous products, they not only must remove the defective products from the market, but they also can be held accountable in the civil justice system.

The defective products lawyers at Berman & Simmons have been holding corporations accountable and standing up for injured Mainers for more than 100 years. We are the statewide leader in product liability law, and we are proud of our work that has helped to make products safer for consumers.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation.

Defective products cases require the best and most experienced lawyers

Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S., having won many of the largest jury verdicts and settlements ever obtained for injured people in Maine. We have recovered $1 billion for our injured clients.

If you have been injured as a result of a defective product―or a product that is not safely labeled―you have the right to receive compensation under Maine law. Our attorneys have the skills, expertise, resources and experience to make sure you can be fully compensated.

We handle all types of injury claims resulting from defective products, with a particular focus on serious injury and wrongful death cases.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation. You pay nothing unless we win by settlement or jury verdict.

How do I find out if I have a defective products claim?

The first step in a defective products case is for our lawyers to work with you to determine whether your injuries are tied to a failure in the design or the manufacture of the product, or the lack of proper warnings or instructions.

A law firm that actually listens to you

We have decades of experience helping countless victims who have been seriously injured by defective products, and we understand the challenges you face. We realize that beyond the physical struggles, the emotional and financial impacts can be overwhelming.

Our lawyers and staff members take the time to listen to you, understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better, including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved.

Winning a wide range of product liability cases

Our successful track record in products liability cases includes many of these categories:

Defective Automobiles

  • Seatbelt cases

  • Crashworthiness

  • Collapsing seat back

  • Foot crush involving a fire truck

  • Defective transmission/park to reverse

  • Fan blade - flex fan

  • 15-passenger van

Defective Recreational Vehicles

  • ATV instability

  • ATV throttle defect

  • Bicycles

  • Brake cable failure

  • Fork failure

  • Boat

  • Absence of throttle kill switch

  • Absence of prop guard

  • Inappropriate power rating

  • Motorcycles

  • Sidebar defect

  • Snowmobile controls

Defective Ladders

  • Defective rails

  • Fiberglass extension ladder

  • Fiberglass stepladder

  • Foot slip

  • Aluminum extension ladder

  • Latch defects

  • Plastic stepstool

  • Metal stepstool

Defective Guns

  • Muzzleloader

  • Black powder barrel failure

  • Rifle drop

  • Air rifle

Defective Home Appliances

  • Vacuum cleaner

  • Electric Toaster

  • Gas-Fired Water Heater

Defective Farm Equipment

  • Rollover protective structures (ROPS)

  • Tractor instability

  • PTO Guarding defect

Defective Tools and Industrial Equipment

  • Steam Turbine

  • Over speed trip device

  • Paper roll handling equipment

  • In-running NIP in paper mill

  • Grinding Wheel failure

  • Failure to properly guard wood turning equipment

  • Electrical defect in hot glue machine

  • Fastening Defects

  • Handle failure on rear of delivery truck door

  • Handle failure - wheel barrel


  • Gas Control valve defect

  • Hydraulic Cylinder explosion

  • Failure to instruct and warn


  • Foreign object food contamination

  • Prescription medication defects


Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation and to learn more about your legal rights. 

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Berman & Simmons has the experience, expertise, and resources to win your case

Berman & Simmons is the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine. For more than 100 years, our trial attorneys have represented those who have been injured or harmed by the actions of others. These personal injury cases range from car and truck accidents to the most complex litigation involving defective products and malpractice by healthcare providers. We are known as the firm that will stand up and fight for injured Mainers in disputes against big corporations and powerful interests.