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Overview

Parsons Behle & Latimer can represent you in all your product liability litigation matters, including personal injury and property damage claims. Our product liability risk management team represents manufacturers, distributors and sellers. The members of this team are highly credentialed and respected both nationally and in their respective State Bar organizations. Each member of the product liability risk management team maintains important relationships with the judiciary, mediators, national specialty groups and other firms practicing in the same area. Whether providing litigation or consulting services, we understand the nuances of differing state-to-state product liability laws and their effect on your business.

In our collective decades of experience, we have represented a wide variety of industries, businesses and their products, including:

  • Farm Equipment, Vehicles and Chemicals
  • Construction Equipment, Vehicles and Materials
  • Motor Vehicles, Boats and Equipment
  • Forestry and Sawmill Vehicles and Equipment
  • HVAC Equipment
  • Consumer Goods
  • Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
  • Inflatable Games, Amusement Park Rides, including Water Slides
  • Elevators and Lifts
  • Fire Protection Systems

Parsons’ product liability risk management team includes members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Chambers USA, American Board of Trial Advocates, International Society of Barristers and the Litigation Counsel of America. Our attorneys have been recognized in Best Lawyers and Mountain States Super Lawyers for their achievements in product liability defense. Parsons’ product liability risk management practice team also includes attorneys who have served on Bar committees responsible for drafting civil jury instructions in product liability cases. They have been chosen by their product liability clients to serve on national teams to provide uniform defense of client products nationwide. 

Products Liability Defense: A Collaborative Effort

Product manufacturers and suppliers know their products best. That is why, when litigation arises, Parsons' product liability risk management attorneys work closely with our clients to develop and implement investigation, settlement and litigation strategies. Team collaboration varies with each case, but may include:

  • Early product inspection
  • Product education
  • Identification of product standards/experts
  • Exemplar testing
  • Exploring early case resolution
  • Choosing a winning trial team

Risk Management Consulting

We respect the work that goes into developing safe and useful products for consumers, and due to the depth and breadth of our experience with product liability matters, clients have called on us to be a part of that work. Parsons' attorneys offer risk management consulting services on an hourly or flat fee basis, as applicable. The assistance we can provide includes: 

  • Teaming with engineering on creation of feasible alternative designs
  • Creation of or review of quality control procedures
  • Revisions to installation or operations manuals
  • Wording and placement of warnings
  • Advice regarding regulatory compliance and potential recalls
  • Drafting of clickwrap or other user agreements
  • Creation of scripts for customer service calls

 

Team

Key Contacts

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