Children and adults across the country use countless products every single day. We use motor vehicles, toys, tools, safety equipment, appliances, and all other products with the assumption that they are safe and will work properly. Unfortunately, some present serious hazards. Defects in the design, marketing, or manufacturing of a product can lead to catastrophic injuries or even the wrongful deaths of numerous consumers, and the at-fault manufacturers and other companies should be held accountable.
Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez, PLLC fights for the rights of injured consumers across Bernalillo County and all of New Mexico. Although lawsuits involving defective products are often exceedingly difficult, our Albuquerque product liability lawyers never shy away from a challenge. With our over 80 years of collective legal experience, we are a commanding presence in any courtroom. We pursue the best possible outcome for every client we represent.
Contact our offices at (915) 206-5154 for a free review of your product liability claim.
Defective & Dangerous Product Lawsuits in Bernalillo County, NM
If a product is defective, the manufacturer, distributor, or other responsible party can be held liable regardless of fault. Product liability lawsuits are subject to strict liability, which means the defendant (manufacturer, etc.) can be held legally responsible without the need for the plaintiff (injured consumer) to prove specific negligence or intent. As long as the product was defective, the manufacturer may be strictly liable if a consumer was injured as a result of the defect.
The following key elements must be proven to win a product liability lawsuit:
- The product was defective.
- The consumer was injured while using the product in a reasonably proper manner.
- The consumer suffered quantifiable harm.
- The consumer’s injuries were the proximate (most likely) result of the defect.
Our Albuquerque product liability attorneys know how to identify defects in consumer products. We work to expose manufacturing defects, design defects, inadequate warning labels, improper instructions for use, misleading marketing, and more. We are here to support and guide you toward a better future.
For your free consultation, give us a call at (915) 206-5154.