$5 million settlement

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

How Our Product Failure Attorneys Can Help You

Indiana defective product laws are complicated. Insurance companies will try to get you to accept as little as possible, so it makes sense to get assistance from a defective product lawyer.

Products that are defective can be dangerous enough to result in serious injury or death, even when used correctly. If you or someone you love has been injured or someone has died due to a defective product that has failed, you may be entitled to compensation for your economic or monetary losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, and your non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering.

The defective product attorneys at Stephenson Rife will fight for justice and the settlement you deserve. We know Indiana laws and the legal system. Our team of product defect attorneys can help by examining the circumstances of your case. We evaluate what it is worth, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies and their lawyers, and take your case to court if necessary. Stephenson Rife attorneys will handle all legal matters and paperwork so you can concentrate on your recovery.

Call us today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation at 317-680-2011 to get started.

Our Team of Defective Product Lawyers Know When You Have a Claim

When you buy a product and use it correctly, you do not expect it to harm you. If the product fails and you are injured or someone dies as a result, you may bring a claim against the manufacturers and sellers of the product.

Defective product 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 identify 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 are not labeled or packaged to provide reasonable warnings about the dangers of the product.
  • That do not provide instructions on the use of the product that are considered reasonably complete.

Our Product Defect Lawyers Establish Liability

Indiana considers strict liability when it comes to product defects. This means sellers or manufacturers of defective products can be held liable for your injuries even if they were not negligent and exercised reasonable care. If you are filing a claim based on a design defect or failure to provide adequate warning or instructions, we would have to prove that the manufacturer or seller failed to exercise reasonable care.

To win your case, certain conditions must be met, as follows:

  • Sellers were engaged in selling the product and also manufacturing the product or the defective part of the product.
  • You received the product from the seller without a substantial alteration.

Product Failure and Defects in Medical Devices

When defects occur in medical devices, the consequences can be life threatening. Medical devices that have the potential for harm are classified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as Class I, Class II or Class III, with Class III devices being the most dangerous.

Common medical devices that have caused issues due to defects include:

  • Transvaginal mesh devices
  • Hip replacement devices and implants
  • Breast implants
  • Catheters
  • Heart valves.

The large corporations that manufacture these devices have a team of well-funded attorneys. That’s why you need experienced attorneys handling your defective medical device case. Our attorney at Stephenson Rife will aggressively represent you and fight for the full compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Call Our Product Failure Lawyers to Get Compensation You Deserve

If you have suffered harm from a defective product, you should not delay. Indiana has a deadline for defective product claims of two years from the date of your injury. Also, claims must be filed within 10 years from purchase of the product — unless the injury occurred at least eight years after purchase, when you would have two years from the date of the injury.

So do not delay. Call the defective product lawyers at Stephenson Rife today at 317-680-2011 for your free, no-obligation consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, so there is no fee until we win a settlement for you.