Schwab & Gasparini has successfully represented manufacturers, retailers, distributors and employers in litigation involving product liability claims. Our attorneys quickly evaluate claims, and if necessary, consult with technical experts to formulate appropriate defense strategies.
We will look to formulate innovative strategies to accomplish a favorable result. For example, we handled a products liability matter that involved a serious and significant injury to the Plaintiff while he was at work. An initial review of the machine by an engineer found problems with the safety of its use. However, a Partner in the firm was involved prior to the commencement of the litigation. He secured a pre-action court order allowing a more thorough inspection of the machine by a mechanical engineer and a deposition of the shop foreman. When the case eventually proceeded into litigation, we were able to establish that the machine was significantly altered from its intended use and moved to dismiss the case by way of summary judgment. The case eventually was resolved prior to the court ruling on the motion, but our client settled the claim at a fraction of what was expected prior to litigation.
The Firm also advises clients regarding certain risks and will develop a support program to reduce potential liability exposure. Our attorneys can provide a comprehensive legal program to help clients draft policies, materials and training documents in response to workplace injuries.
- Defense of Product Liability Claims
- Evaluation of Potential Exposure
- Development of Training Guidelines and Policies