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I am a trial attorney who had been practicing law for ten years. Attorneys only hire the best when the things that matter the most in their own lives are threatened with harm. That is why I hired Christopher R. Largey of Largey Law when my ...
I am a trial attorney who had been practicing law for ten years. Attorneys only hire the best when the things that matter the most in their own lives are threatened with harm. That is why I hired Christopher R. Largey of Largey Law when my family, children, and career were maliciously attacked and deceitfully threatened. Mr. Largey is respected by our judges, other attorneys, and the community at large, and as a result he is routinely hired by lawyers who need to be represented fully. He never backs down, he is never pushed, and he is compassionate. He absolutely understood the gravity of the family dynamic that he had to protect in my case. Whenever a lie was told, he would immediately and aggressively confront it head-on, exposing the same. His skillful use of courtroom practice and his knowledge of the evidence code brought the truth to light. The result was a resounding legal victory that protected my children, as well as the complete vindication of my character and my career. Though Chris is not even a family law lawyer, I knew he was the right attorney for this challenge. He stood there for me, and I will never regret hiring him for as long as I live.
Following my car accident I was referred by a friend to Largey Law Firm. Chris Largey agreed to take my case. He and Rosie along with his staff were very reassuring that they would take care if all my legal issues dealing with the insuran...
Following my car accident I was referred by a friend to Largey Law Firm. Chris Largey agreed to take my case. He and Rosie along with his staff were very reassuring that they would take care if all my legal issues dealing with the insurance companies. He was not only concerned about my case but also about my physical condition. Chris referred me to health care workers that were a great asset to my healing process. Chris handled everything for me which allowed me to concentrate on healing. I would highly recommend the Largey Law Firm to anyone who needs someone to get justice for them.
As a family law attorney, I had the opportunity to work with Chris in a case involving an injunction that was part of a family law matter that I was involved in. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a criminal law attorney. In my opinion, he ...
As a family law attorney, I had the opportunity to work with Chris in a case involving an injunction that was part of a family law matter that I was involved in. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a criminal law attorney. In my opinion, he is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with!
Informative friendly and helpful professional. Passionate and caring for the right of the person represented.
Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim Against a Product Manufacturer?
- posted: Oct. 30, 2017
When consumers buy a product on the open market, they have the right to expect that product is safe for its intended use. But every year, thousands of consumers are injured and many are killed by defective consumer products. If you have lost a loved one because of a fatal injury caused by a product defect, one way to seek justice is a wrongful death claim against the manufacturer.
To prevail in your lawsuit, you would have to prove a number of elements:
- The product had a defect at the time it was sold — For you to be able to sue the manufacturer, the defect has to be built into the product. If a defect occurs when the product is installed or maintained, your action would be against the company that installed it or serviced it.
- The defect made the product unreasonably unsafe — “How dangerous is too dangerous” is a question for a judge or jury to decide. Some products, such as chain saws, are known to be inherently dangerous. Manufacturers can sometimes shield themselves from liability by labeling products with warnings to consumers, provided the warnings are adequate. You must prove that because of the defect, the manufacturer’s product was not safe for sale to the public.
- The victim used the product as intended or misused it in a way that was foreseeable — Negligent misuse of a product can bar the injured party from suing if it seems that the injury happened because of the misuse rather than with a defect in the product. However, the court could decide the manner in which the victim misused the device was predictable, and the manufacturer should have planned for it.
- The defect in the product caused a fatal injury to the victim — There has to be an unbroken chain of causation from the defect to the injury to the victim’s death. If the defective product injured the victim but another subsequent event was the direct cause of death, the victim can only recover for the injury. For example, if the victim received incompetent medical treatment for wounds, the death might be due to medical malpractice, not product defect.
Products liability cases are complex, requiring in-depth investigation and testing of the product. Defendants are generally large corporations often willing to spend millions of dollars defending claims. For these reasons, it is very important to retain an experienced products liability attorney to prosecute your wrongful death claim.
If your loved one lost their life to a defective product, trust Largey Law to fight aggressively for justice. To schedule an appointment with an experienced wrongful death lawyer at our firm, call 352-253-0456 or contact our office online.