Injuries can result from an apparatus as simple as a dog leash or a household appliance as well as from a complex machine used for farming. Regardless of how simple or how complicated, products can be dangerous and cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries to consumers. When they do, you need a Washington personal injury attorney at your side to help protect your legal interests. Under the Washington Products Liability law, a manufacturer can be held liable if the injury-causing product is unsafely designed, defectively manufactured or has inadequate warnings/instructions.
The Washington State products liability attorneys at the Mariano Morales Law Firm have handled many challenging products liability cases on behalf of individuals in Yakima, Wenatchee, the Tri-Cities of Richland, Kennewick and Pasco, Grant County and Chelan County. Our passion is to not only protect our clients’ interests but also to ensure that products sold and distributed in Washington are safer.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed because of a defective consumer product, contact the Yakima Valley products liability attorneys today at the Mariano Morales Law Firm toll free at (509) 972-0493, or by using our online contact form. Your initial consultation is free of charge. We do not collect a fee until a settlement is reached or a favorable verdict is obtained.
Protecting Washington clients and consumers
Our Washington personal injury lawyers handled the case in which a 5-year-old boy had his eyeball punctured by a defective, unsafe retractable dog leash. We pursued a products liability claim against the importer and distributor of the leash, which was manufactured by an unknown company in China. We obtained a good result for the injured boy, who received payment for his past and future medical expenses. As part of the settlement, we also convinced the distributor not to sell the leash in Washington State so as to protect other users, especially children.
Products liability cases often involve complex pieces of equipment and difficult facts to piece together. The Mariano Morales Law Firm handled a case involving a farm worker severely injured when a blade of a foreign-made corn chopper broke loose and was forcibly ejected through the corn chopper’s spout, and flew 150 feet across the field. The sharp blade smashed through a Plexiglas window of the tractor where the farm worker was seated, shattering his jaw, knocking out 18 teeth and cutting off his tongue. Pursuing justice for our client required filing suit against three European corporations that designed and manufactured the machine and two out-of-state companies that imported and provided the maintenance. We settled this complicated unsafe-design case before trial.
Corporations and manufacturers that produce or sell products have a legal responsibility to reasonably ensure that their products will not injure or kill the persons using them. Products liability lawsuits help protect consumers from the dangers of defective products because it forces manufacturers to consider product safety.
Contact a Yakima products liability attorney
The products liability attorneys at the Mariano Morales Law Firm have been aggressively protecting the rights of clients and consumers in Yakima Valley for nearly 20 years. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a defective consumer product, contact us today toll free at (509) 972-0493, or by using our online contact form. We offer a free initial consultation. We do not collect a fee until a settlement is reached or we obtain a favorable verdict on your behalf.