Household Goods Product Liability
Large and Small Appliances | Power Tools | Toys | Recreational Equipment
When a product is available in the market, you may expect that it has been properly tested, and that the manufacturer or retailer has provided warnings about potential dangers associated with exposure to or use of the product. Unfortunately, this is often untrue. In the rush to get a product to market and maximize profits, many manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers fail to take appropriate measures to protect your safety. Many household products pose significant risk of serious injury. When you have been hurt because of the malfunction of a dangerous or defective household product, the attorneys at Shaffer & Gaier can help.
At Shaffer & Gaier, our partners bring more than 45 years of combined legal experience to people in and around Philadelphia, representing injury victims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Because of our considerable experience, we know that every case is different. Nonetheless, our commitment is always the same — to help you get the best result possible as quickly as is reasonable and in a cost-effective manner. To help us thoroughly evaluate your medical needs, we have a registered nurse on our staff, who helps us identify and seek damages for all injuries.
Our Household Products Liability Practice
We handle all matters related to claims involving injuries suffered as a result of exposure to or use of a dangerous or defective product. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances of your injury, and will bring in any necessary experts, such as engineers, product designers and others, to prepare and present the most compelling case for your full financial recovery. We will draft and file all documents required by the courts, and will be your advocate in all hearings or proceedings, from the deposition of witnesses to settlement conferences or trial.
We litigate all types of product liability claims involving household items, including cases involving injuries caused by:
Large or small appliances, from furnaces and water heaters, stoves or laundry equipment to microwaves, blenders and handheld devices
Toys and other products used by children, including car seats, cribs, strollers, baby gates, pacifiers, walkers and children’s furniture
Power tools, such as skill saws, chain saws, table saws, routers, mowers, weed eaters and drills
Sports or recreational equipment, including exercise or playground equipment, skateboards and trampolines