Business / Commercial Litigation

Product Liability – Colorado Product Liability Attorney

When a consumer picks up a product from a store shelf and takes it home, there’s an inherent assumption of safety. The consumer trusts this product won’t hurt them if it’s used as instructed. But all too often, that trust is betrayed.

Defective and dangerous products cause thousands of injuries to people and property in the United States every year. In 2015, for example, defective baby products sent nearly 70,000 children under five to the emergency room.

Product liability refers to the law that governs the liability of designers and manufacturers and others, such as suppliers, distributors, and retailers, for injuries to a consumer or a business caused by a defective or dangerous product. Designers and manufacturers generally have more insight and knowledge about their products than consumers do, so it falls to the designer or manufacturer to assume financial responsibility for any injuries or damage they cause.

If you or a family member has been injured by a defective or dangerous product, call a Colorado product liability attorney as soon as possible at 303-792-5595.

Defects can come in almost any form, but they all fall into one of three general categories:

  • Design defects: These defects arise when a manufacturer designs a product that makes it inherently dangerous. Design defect claims are independent of the manufacturing process. Cars, recreational equipment, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, and heavy equipment, are just a few of the products that hit the market with bad designs. These defects often lead to a safety recall by the manufacturer or regulators.
  • Manufacturing defects: These flaws are a result of the manufacturing process. Manufacturing defects typically affect just a few of the company’s products. For example, a food processing plant that fails to properly clean or maintain its equipment can be held liable for contaminating a product – such as ice cream, juice, or produce – with deadly bacteria.
  • Failure-to-warn defects: Manufacturers and sellers can also be held liable when they fail to warn buyers, or consumers that their products can be inherently dangerous. These failure-to-warn of defects can cause a product to be unreasonably dangerous. Consumers are used to seeing product warnings on nearly everything they buy. Vehicles, recreational equipment, baby products, toys, pharmaceuticals, and other consumer products pose dangers that can lead to serious injury or death. (See alsofraud).

Product liability lawsuit cases are complicated and expensive endeavors. Burg Simpson’s Colorado commercial litigation lawyers collectively have handled hundreds of product liability cases, both on the plaintiff side and the defense side. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, don’t hesitate to reach out to Burg Simpson today at 303-792-5595.

Our experience and resources allow us to handle even the most complex product cases (including class actions) efficiently and effectively. Our experience in product liability lawsuits encompasses a wide array of consumer products, including:

  • Manufacturing equipment.
  • Medical devices.
  • Pharmaceutical products – Several of our other attorneys have taken national leadership roles in massive defective drug litigation cases. Please see our separate Dangerous Drugs
  • Motor vehicles.
  • Farming equipment.
  • Construction equipment.
  • Children’s products.
  • Tools.
  • Household products.
  • Appliances.
  • Building products.

If you’ve been injured by any of these products, it’s important that you get in touch with a Colorado commercial litigation attorney quickly. Call Burg Simpson at 303-792-5595 to discuss your case with us now.

CALL A BURG SIMPSON PRODUCT LIABILITY LAWYER TODAY

Burg Simpson has decades of experience in handling cases involving dangerous or defective products. A Colorado corporate litigation attorney at Burg Simpson is here to help. Call before it’s too late at 303-792-5595.

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

 October 17, 2017

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

Late one night in September 2013, after days of constant rainfall, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation opened the floodgates of Olympus Dam in Larimer County, Colorado. More than 5,000 cubic feet of water per second rushed down the Big Thompson River, destroying several homes along the way. Overall, the flooding that year killed 10 people… Read more »

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

 October 12, 2017

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

Temple University unveiled Burg Simpson founder Michael S. Burg’s portrait in its Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame earlier this month. Michael attended the ceremony, where he expressed his concern for the future of the profession. “The framers of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence understood the importance of the jury trial and how important… Read more »

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

 September 28, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

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Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

 September 27, 2017

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg spoke with Reuters this week about the abrupt retirement of Equifax CEO Richard Smith following the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach. “They didn’t do anything to protect the consumers and their information,” Burg told the news service, “Then they attempted to keep people from being able to… Read more »

Minority Shareholders Have Rights – Colorado Corporate Litigation Attorneys - Burg Simpson

 October 4, 2017

Minority Shareholders Have Rights, Too

By definition, minority shareholders don’t have much say in how a company is run. They’re a lot like Delaware in a presidential election. But the law does afford them protections to prevent their rights from being trampled, while also granting remedies in case those rights have been violated. Minority shareholder rights are violated when the… Read more »

Appraisers’ Decision on Causation is Binding – Colorado commercial litigation lawyer - Burg Simpson

 July 21, 2017

Appraisers’ Decision on Causation is Binding

On July 19, the Iowa Court of Appeals held that the results of an insurance appraisal are binding and conclusive against the insurance company. In Walnut Creek Townhome Ass’n v. Depositors Ins. Co., 2017 Iowa App. LEXIS 722 (July 19, 2017), the court held that an appraisal award that determined the “amount of loss” to… Read more »

Breach of Contact – Colorado Corporate Litigation Attorneys- Burg Simpson

 June 22, 2017

HOW LONG DOES A PARTY HAVE TO PERFORM HIS OR HER DUTY UNDER A CONTRACT?

If you are in the business world, a common cause of action you may encounter is for breach of contract. A breach of contract occurs when one party fails to perform an agreed-upon duty as specified in the contract, whether it’s verbal or written.  Sometimes the question arises as to how long a party to… Read more »

Tesla Liable - Denver Product Liability Attorney – Burg Simpson

 May 4, 2017

Was Tesla Liable?

When a product harms a consumer, the victim or surviving family has the right to file a product liability or a wrongful death lawsuit. These legal actions determine if the manufacturer of the product was negligent in designing, manufacturing or testing the product’s safety prior to release. When Tesla finally allowed the self-driving car onto… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

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Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

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