When you buy a product, you have the right to expect that it will be safe to use or consume. Most products must meet health and safety standard of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. While it is normal for some products break down over time from repeated use or normal wear and tear, a defectively designed or manufactured product won’t work as it should and could cause severe harm.
When you are harmed because of a defective or dangerous product, you need someone who understands how to handle product liability claims in Wyoming. The Olson Law Firm is here to help you through the complexity of a products liability claim.
Attorney Sean Olson founded the Olson Law Firm in 2011. He focuses his law practice on helping clients in the communities of Cheyenne, Laramie, Rawlins, Douglas, and throughout Wyoming. He is committed to helping clients understand the legal process and their options for moving forward with a products liability claim.
Contact us now for a free discussion about your situation and your legal options.
Product Liability in Wyoming
Some product liability cases receive nationwide media attention — tire blowouts, autonomous vehicle crashes, food safety problems, and medical device recalls. In Wyoming, the Olson Law Firm has handled all types of product liability cases, including those with national attention.
The Olson Law Firm handles products liability cases involving:
- Building materials
- Passenger cars
- Light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty trucks
- Off-road, utility, and recreational vehicles, including ATVs and golf carts
- Hand tools
- Industrial machines and equipment
- Agricultural equipment
Wyoming Laws and Regulations for Product Liability Claims
The circumstances of each product injury case are unique, and your injury may involve just one type of defect or more. Laws and regulations differ depending on the state where the case occurred and the state-specific laws concerning product liability. Strict product liability claims don’t focus on the wrongdoing, but the dangers associated with the product. A company or individual is held responsible for damages or injuries without proof of the mistake or negligence.
Product liability cases may be brought against any part of the manufacturing chain, including the manufacturer of the parts, the manufacturer who assembled the parts, the wholesaler and the owner of the retail outlet that sold the merchandise. Negligence cases occur when an individual or company’s carelessness results in a defective product.
The Wyoming state legislature has enacted laws to limit the amount of time that a product liability case can be filed. Failing to follow the Wyoming statute of limitations by attempting to file a lawsuit or claim after the statute expires could strip away the rights of the victim to pursue compensation in the future.
The Olson Law Firm can answer your specific questions about the laws surrounding product liability in Wyoming.
Types of Product Liability Cases the Olson Law Firm Can Help With
The Olson Law Firm can help you seek compensation in product liability cases. Product liability cases are generally put into three categories:
- Design Defects – A design defect is a product liability lawsuit that hold the designer responsible for flawed design of a product. For example, a dresser that tips over too easily because of poor structural design.
- Manufacturer Defects – A manufacturer defect occurs when a product is designed properly but the manufacturer fails to follow the intended design. Manufacturing defects usually exist in one or few items, rather than every product. For example, a contaminated batch of medicine.
- Warning Label Defects – A warning label defect occurs when the manufacturer, supplier, or vendor neglects its responsibility in placing proper labels on products. A warning label defect also can occur if the label has improper wording or wording is misleading. For example, chemicals sold without proper handling instructions.
Manufacturers responsible for performing ongoing research and tests to uncover product flaws. They may be held responsible for failing to warn of defects that were unknown but should have been discovered.
The Olson Law Firm handles product liability and recalls involving:
- Automotive defects
- Consumer fraud
- Defective medical devices
- Food safety
- Pharmaceutical litigation
- Product defects
Common Injuries from Product Liability Cases
When products don’t work as intended and the defect causes you harm, you may be able to recover compensation. Examples of losses include:
- Loss of income
- Loss of quality of life
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
The Olson Law Firm understands the many ways a serious product-related injury can affect you and your family. We are prepared to fight for you to seek the best possible outcome so you can move forward on your path to recovery from your injury.
How Can the Olson Law Firm Help with Your Products Liability Injury?
Product liability lawsuits can be complex in terms of proof and procedure. Product manufacturers and sellers have the resources to fight cases in court. If your injuries are significant, a products liability claim isn’t something you want to fight on your own. The Olson Law Firm can help you navigate the tricky terrain of these kinds of cases and will be your advocate when things get contentious.
If you believe your injury was caused by a defective product, it’s important that you contact an attorney who can help you understand your options. The sooner you reach out to a products liability lawyer, the better able we will be to gather relevant evidence, medical documents, and other information that can help your case.
Let our experience and knowledge work for you. We will investigate and pursue your claim against all liable parties. You may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and long-term care, and in some instances, punitive damages.
Contact the Olson Law Firm for a Free Consultation Today
Please contact the Olson Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation so we can review the details of your potential product liability case. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you won’t owe a dime unless and until we win your case.