Baby cribs with faulty brackets. Unsafe ladders or tools. Home appliances or industrial equipment lacking the required safety parts or proper instructions. Unsafe automobiles. Countless consumer and industrial products that we rely on regularly are recalled annually because of preventable safety hazards, ranging from clothing to food, dangerous drugs, and medical devices.
The recalls are alarming reminders that just because a product is made available to consumers, or even approved by government regulators, does not mean that it is safe or can’t fail in a catastrophic way. Every year, thousands of Americans are seriously hurt or killed by dangerous or defective products. These injuries and deaths are not the result of random accidents or misuses of products but rather are direct consequences of companies putting profits ahead of people by cutting corners and designing, manufacturing, or selling products that never should have been in consumers’ hands in the manner sold.
Maine’s Leading Product Liability Lawyers
When manufacturers, distributors, and retailers put consumers at risk by marketing and selling unreasonably dangerous products, they can be held accountable in our civil justice system. That accountability includes compensating injured consumers for the harm, loss, and damage that their products cause.
The defective products lawyers at Berman & Simmons have been holding corporations accountable and standing up for injured Mainers for over a century. We are the statewide leader in product liability law, and we are proud of our work helping countless consumers obtain fair compensation for their injuries and making products safer for consumers going forward.