We Hold Wrongdoers Responsible, Including Manufacturers, Vendors, Installers And Inspectors
At the law office of Harper & Peterson, P.L.L.C., our attorneys have protected the rights of personal injury victims for decades. We are trial lawyers who are not afraid to take your product liability case to court to get the outcome you deserve. Both Bill Harper and Paul Peterson are board certified* as Civil Trial Specialists, who between them have tried hundreds of cases.
Unlike many personal injury practices, we don’t take a lot of cases and try to settle them quickly for small dollar amounts. Instead, we carefully choose the claims we handle so that we can allocate the necessary time and energy to get the right results for you. In recognition of our skill and competence, the firm’s lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the list of Minnesota Attorneys of the Year, Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
Your Rights After Injury Due To Dangerous, Defective Machinery And Other Products
A general principle when designing and building machinery is that a machine should be designed to outlive, but not to endanger owners or users. Any risk of serious injury or of death is unreasonable if the designer or manufacturer could have taken reasonable methods to prevent injury or eliminate dangers.
The designer, manufacturer or distributor of a machine must take four specific steps to minimize product defects and ensure product safety:
- Identify any potential hazards
- If possible, build the machine in a manner that eliminates any potential hazards
- If the machine will not function without potential hazards, take necessary steps to guard against injury
- If users cannot be adequately protected from injury, make certain the machines contain adequate warnings to any potential users
If you were injured by a dangerous product, you may be able to file a product liability claim. Your case may focus on the malfunction or inherent risk involved with any man-made, assembled or installed product. Hazardous products can range from small consumer products such as electric razors or microwave ovens to motor vehicles, home security systems and even road structures such as the 35W bridge.
Contact Our Lawyers To Discuss Your Potential Product Liability Claim
For a private, no-cost consultation with an experienced lawyer about your product liability claim, contact us by email or call our office in the St. Paul area 24/7 at 651-738-8539 or (toll-free at 800-779-1466).