Product Liability Lawyer Milwaukee
If you or a loved one is seriously injured and you suspect that a defective product caused the accident or injuries, you should immediately consult an attorney concerning your rights, even if you don’t intend to sue. Many people who don’t initially intend to sue often change their mind months or sometimes years later, when the long-term consequences of the injury become apparent or they learn that the manufacturer of the product knew the product was defective and placed profit before safety.
In Wisconsin, product liability claims must be brought within three years of the date of injury. In Arizona it must be brought within two years. A lawsuit for a defective product cannot usually be brought if the product has been thrown away or lost. Thus, if you believe a defective product caused an accident or injuries, you should immediately consult with an attorney and have the product stored under lock and key. It’s also vital to obtain statements from witnesses, victims and family while the incident is still fresh in their minds. Insurance companies will seek recorded statements, but such statements should not be given without the advice of an attorney.
Cabaniss Law has prosecuted and tried to verdict a wide variety of product liability cases in more than thirty states. My background as a General Motors engineer and years of trial experience are a distinct advantage to Cabaniss Law clients in product liability cases. Representative product liability case descriptions are included below, with information and documents intended to assist attorneys in the prosecution of similar cases. Cabaniss Law is committed to sharing discovery materials with other plaintiffs attorneys.
Just a sampling of successful product liability verdicts for Cabaniss Law clients would include: Petersen v. Ress Enterprises, $12.56 million for the victim of a defective tire; Abeyta v. Cessna, $2.4 million for victims of a defective fuel system; Klohn v. Yamaha, $950,000 for victim of a defective all-terrain vehicle. In addition, Cabaniss Law has achieved personal injury settlements in excess of $50 million for the victims of defective cars, motor vehicles, all-terrain vehicles and a variety of other products.