$5 million settlement

We recently won a $5 million settlement for a wrongful death & injury case to survivor due to car crash.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by using a product that should have been safe, a product liability attorney may be able to help you receive compensation for the harm you received.

The product liability attorneys at Stephenson Rife can help by handling the legal hurdles involved and fighting for the settlement you deserve.  We know the complexity of Indiana laws and will investigate the circumstances of your case, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies and their lawyers, and take your case to court if necessary.

We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your individual situation and show you how we can help. There is never a fee until we win a settlement for you, so call us today at 317-680-2011 to get started.

Product Liability Attorneys in Shelbyville Determine Whether You Have a Case

Manufacturers, distributors and sellers of products are required to protect consumers from harmful or defective products, or they could be held liable for injuries or deaths that result. Our product liability attorneys in Shelbyville can help determine whether you have a case based on Indiana law.

Product liability lawsuits are governed by Indiana Code § 34-20-1-1, also known as the Indiana Defective Product Act. Indiana Code § 34-20-4-1 has definitions to determine what is a defective product. These are products …

  • With defects that a reasonable person using the product would not foresee
  • That present an unreasonable danger to people when used as expected
  • That do not have labels or packaging with reasonable warnings about the dangers of the product or reasonably complete instructions on the product’s use.

Types of Defects that Can Lead to Product Liability Cases

In a product injury lawsuit, your defective product attorney must show that one of the following types of defects caused you harm:

Design Defects

Something in the design of the product created an unnecessary risk that caused injury or death to someone using it.

Manufacturing Defects

Defects can occur during the production or quality control process of the product, despite their being designed properly. This also includes defects should a seller substantially modify a product.

Marketing Defects

Marketing defects occur when the manufacturer does not provide proper labels, warnings or instructions about how to use the product to reduce risks, or saying that the product has an unexpected danger or must be used a certain way to be safe.

Indiana considers strict liability when it comes to product defects, so these parties can be held liable in a lawsuit for your injuries even if they were not negligent. However, if you are filing a claim based on a design defect or failure to provide adequate warning or instructions, it would have to be proven that the manufacturer or seller failed to exercise reasonable care.

These parties may have insurance, and the product liability lawyers at Stephenson Rife will hold them all accountable. Call 317-680-2011 so we can evaluate your case.

Damages Our Product Liability Lawyers May Win

If you win your product liability case, our personal injury lawyers may recover a compensation award, called damages.

Compensatory damages in Indiana cover losses and expenses such as:

  • Medical and rehabilitative bills
  • Lost wages and future earnings
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering.

In rare cases, punitive damages may also be awarded to punish parties for willful negligence, malice, fraud, or especially egregious behavior.

Call Our Shelbyville Product Liability Lawyers

If you have suffered harm from a defective product, be aware that Indiana has a deadline for defective product claims of two years from the date of your injury, so do not delay. Call the Shelbyville product lawyers at Stephenson Rife today at 317-680-2011 for your free, no-obligation consultation.