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You expect a product to be safe to use. But, unfortunately, some products are inherently dangerous and other products might have a defect that can make them dangerous to use in certain situations. Contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation with our Phoenix product liability lawyers at Curiel & Runion Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers. Call (602) 595-5559 today!

If a defective product injured you or a family member in Phoenix, AZ, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages. Our Phoenix product liability attorneys work with you to get you the money you deserve for a defective product claim.

We have a 98% success rate after handling thousands of personal injury cases such as Catastrophic injuries in Phoenix, premises liability, recreational vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, child injuries in Phoenix, and many others. We do not charge attorney’s fees unless we win or settle your case.

How Curiel & Runion Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’ve Been Injured By a Defective Product in Phoenix

How Curiel & Runion Can Help if You’ve Been Injured By a Defective Product in Phoenix

Businesses that manufacture and sell products have a duty of care to ensure those products are safe to use as intended. When a product causes injury, they can be held responsible for damages. 

Unfortunately, product liability cases are challenging. The victim has the burden of proving the product was defective and that the defect caused their injury. The at-fault company often blames the victim for sustaining an injury.

At Curiel & Runion Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers, our top-rated attorneys have helped more than 3,000 clients recover millions of dollars in damages. Our Phoenix personal injury lawyers have more than 55 years of combined legal experience. 

When you hire Curiel & Runion Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers to represent you, we handle all aspects of your personal injury case, including:

  • Investigating your claim to determine how the product caused your injury
  • Work with leading experts to determine why and how the product is defective 
  • Gather evidence to support your claim for damages
  • Work with your doctors and medical specialists to determine the extent of your injuries
  • Aggressively negotiate with insurance companies and at-fault parties for the total amount of your damages
  • File a product liability lawsuit and take your case to court, if necessary 

Do you have questions about a defective product claim? Call now for a free case evaluation with one of our product liability attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona. 

What Is a Defective Product?

A defective product is unreasonably dangerous to use. Even when a consumer uses the product for its intended purpose, the product can cause injury or death

Most defective products fall into one of three categories:

Design Defects 

The defect is in the design. Every product manufactured using the design will be flawed. Because of the flaw in the design, the product is inherently dangerous to use.

Manufacturing Defects 

An error or mistake during the manufacturing process caused a defect. The defect might impact a specific lot of products or all products. Manufacturing products can occur for many reasons, including using inferior materials, changing the design, or contaminating products.

Marketing Defects 

Marketing defects occur when a manufacturer does not include adequate instructions and warnings for product use. It can also occur when a manufacturer labels a product incorrectly.

Thousands of products are recalled each year because of defects or hazards. A product does not need to be recalled for you to file a product liability claim seeking damages. 

What Do I Need To Prove To Win a Product Liability Claim in Phoenix, AZ?

Product liability claims can be filed under one or more legal theories. The legal elements you must prove depend on the legal claim. Three common product liability claims are:


Negligence is failing to take reasonable steps to avoid causing injury. First, you must prove that the party owed you a legal duty of care. Then, you must prove the party’s conduct breached the duty of care.

Causation is the third element in a negligence case. There must be a direct and proximate link proving the party’s conduct caused your injury. Finally, you must prove that you sustained damages because of the breach of duty

Strict Liability 

Strict liability does not require you to prove negligence. In other words, you can hold a manufacturer liable for damages even if the manufacturer did not intend to injure someone. All you need to prove is that the product was defective and the defect caused your injury and damages. 

Breach of Warranty

Breach of warranty cases are less frequent in product liability. You must prove that the defect existed when you purchased the product and the defect resulted in the product being unfit for the intended purpose or use of the product. You would also need to prove the defect caused your injury and that you sustained damages. 

Who Is Liable for a Phoenix Product Liability Claim?

Numerous parties could share liability for damages caused by a defective product. Examples of defendants in a product liability lawsuit include:

  • Designers
  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Suppliers
  • Retailers
  • Pharmacies
  • Retail stores
  • Pharmacies 

Any party involved in the chain of distribution could be to blame. Our Phoenix product liability lawyers thoroughly investigate all phases, from design to sale, to determine who is liable for your damages. 

Examples of Product Liability Claims in Arizona 

Defective products fall into all types of product categories. Examples of defective product cases include:

  • Children’s toys and furniture
  • Airbags
  • Medical devices
  • Prescription drugs
  • Pesticides
  • Child car seats
  • E-cigarettes and vapes
  • Over-the-counter medications 
  • Tires
  • Household appliances 
  • Pet food
  • Safety equipment
  • Electronics
  • Defective furniture
  • Tools and machines

The list of potentially defective products is endless. Any product can have a defect that could cause an injury. Our Phoenix product liability attorneys will review your case for free to determine if you have an injury claim.

What Compensation Can I Receive for a Phoenix Product Liability Claim?

The court cannot undo the injuries you sustained or the pain and suffering they caused. However, it can hold the at-fault parties financially responsible for your damages. 

First, you can receive reimbursement for your financial losses. Economic damages in a product liability claim could include:

Second, you can receive compensation for non-economic damages in a product liability case. Those damages include:

  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Physical pain
  • Mental anguish
  • Disabilities and impairments
  • Emotional distress
  • A decrease in quality of life
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

The amount you receive for a product liability claim depends on the facts of your case. The severity of your injuries is a significant factor. For example, the damages in a case involving catastrophic injuries tend to be higher compared to the value of damages for a minor injury.

However, other factors impact the amount of money you put in your pocket after a settlement or jury trial. At Curiel & Runion Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers, analyze all factors that impact your recovery and work to maximize the factors that increase the value of your case. 

Can I Recover Compensation for a Defective Product Injury if I’m Partially To Blame?

The manufacturer may try to blame you for your injury. Under Arizona’s pure comparative negligence law, your compensation can be reduced if you are partially at fault for the injury. It does not bar you from recovering money, but it can impact how much you receive for your claim. 

For example, suppose a jury awards you $1 million for injuries caused by a defective product. However, the jury says you are 20% at fault. Therefore, your award would be reduced by 20% or $200,000 in that case.

Shifting the blame to the victim is a common tactic used by at-fault parties to avoid liability for damages. Our lawyers are prepared for these tactics and ready to fight back using evidence to disprove their allegations. 

What Should I Do if a Product Injures Me in Phoenix, AZ?

Seek immediate medical treatment for your injuries. Complete medical records are essential pieces of evidence in a product liability claim. In addition, take photographs of your injuries throughout your recovery. 

Secure all parts of the product in a safe location. Preserve the product’s packaging and instructions. If the product caused damage to your property, take pictures of the property damage before repairs.

As soon as possible, contact our law office to talk with a personal injury attorney. We can explain your legal options and help you take steps to protect your right to fair compensation for your damages. 

How Long Do I Have to File a Product Liability Claim in Arizona?

Personal injury cases have filing deadlines for lawsuits. If you do not file a lawsuit before the deadline expires, the court may dismiss your lawsuit. 

Arizona’s statute of limitations for most product liability claims is two years from the injury date. However, several exceptions can change the statute of limitations for a personal injury case. Therefore, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible after an injury to avoid losing your right to file a lawsuit.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Phoenix Product Liability Lawyers

We fight to hold manufacturers and other parties responsible for their negligence and wrongdoing. Our legal team diligently pursues your claim to obtain the maximum compensation available. 

Call now for your free case review with an experienced Phoenix product liability attorney. 

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