Premier Oregon dangerous and defective products attorney
At the St. Helens offices of Johnstun Injury Law LLC, Jacob Johnstun knows from his years of experience as a personal injury attorney how a defective product can kill or maim an unsuspecting user. He is a formidable advocate working to make manufacturers, distributors and retailers pay for the harm caused by their defective and dangerous products.
Product liability claims under Oregon law
Lawsuits for injuries suffered when a product turns out to be defective are authorized under state law. In Oregon, a lawyer for an injured consumer can file a civil lawsuit against any or all of the following people or entities connected with a defective product:
The law allows a person injured by a product to recover damages if the injuries were the result of any one of the following circumstances:
- A manufacturing, testing, design, inspection or other type of defect
- Failure to warn of a product’s dangers
- Failure to provide adequate instructions for use
The initial challenge for a an attorney is to identify the nature of the defect. It takes hard work and legal knowhow to recognize when a properly designed and manufactured product, such as a lawnmower, might be the subject of a defective product claim because the instructions failed to adequately warn of the dangers associated with its use.
Types of cases and the damages recoverable
Almost any type of product can become the focus of a product liability claim, including:
- Automotive parts
- Golf carts and utility vehicles
- Food products
- Household appliances and products
- Sporting goods
- Prescription and nonprescription medications
People who purchase products in good faith and in reliance on those associated with its design, manufacture and sale to not cause them harm may be entitled to be compensated for their damages, including:
- Medical treatment
- Lost wages and commissions
- Compensation for disability
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
The lawyer representing the family of someone who dies from injuries caused by a defective product could recover funeral expenses and compensation for the loss of their deceased loved one’s companionship.
Passionate and gifted legal advice and representation
Personal injury attorney Jacob Johnstun at the St. Helens office of Johnstun Injury Law LLC is committed to helping victims of dangerous and defective products recover compensation. Call him today at 503-610-5399 to schedule a FREE consultation and case evaluation.