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Who Should Be Held Responsible For A Defective Product?

Product liability holds manufacturers or sellers accountable for providing consumers with defective and unreasonably dangerous products.

If a product defect causes injury, the responsibility falls on the sellers of the product. The law mandates that products should should not cause harm when used in a foreseeable manner or even when reasonably misused. In the same way, a manufacturer that sells and unreasonably dangerous product cannot expect buyers and users to make it safe. Liability for a product defect could include any party in the product’s chain of distribution for instance:

  • The product manufacturer
  • A manufacturer of component parts
  • A party that assembles or installs the product
  • The wholesaler
  • The retail store that sold the product

Liable companies should provide support to victims of product injuries who have suffered the consequences due to their negligent actions.

Read More: What is Product Liability?

What Does A Product Liability Lawyer Do?

From the date of the incident through recovery, an experienced product liability lawyer can assist you in determining the responsible parties for your injuries an damaging your claim effectively.

When individuals handle claims for serious and even minor injuries they need to interact with various entities such as:

  • Insurance companies
  • Employers
  • Medical providers

Defective products claim thousands of lives every year in addition to causing injury to thousands of people each year in Wisconsin.
Read More: What is Wisconsin Product Liability Law?

Should I Hire A Product Liability Lawyer?

If you have been injured by a defective product, get the guidance you need from an experienced product liability lawyer here at Habush Habush & Rottier to help you navigate the unfamiliar legal territory. A product liability lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve and prevent the product from injuring other people.

Attorney Timothy S. Trecek

Milwaukee, West Bend
In 2020, as lead trial counsel, Tim Trecek obtained a $38.1 million verdict against Hyundai Motor Company, for a defectively designed seat back and head restraint system in his client’s 2013 Hyundai Elantra (see news story). The verdict is the largest single-plaintiff compensatory award in Wisconsin history. The verdict included $7.77 million for the plaintiff’s spouse, another record for Wisconsin verdicts. Based on the significance of his 2020 verdict, Tim was honored to receive the Robert L. Habush, Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, the second time being recognized with said award. He was also awarded The Litigation Counsel of America’s Tommy Malone Outstanding Verdict Award, an honor bestowed upon one attorney in the US whose verdict is extraordinary in amount or significance. Although he was born, raised, and works in southeastern Wisconsin, Tim has earned a national reputation as a successful plaintiff’s trial lawyer. Tim’s successes have been so noteworthy that they have been chronicled in papers such as the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle and dozens of other publications.

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