Mankato Product Liability Lawyer

When you purchase a product from a store or online shop in Minnesota, you expect it to perform in a safe manner. The last thing you expect is for this product to cause you harm – but sometimes, a defect in the product’s manufacturing, design, or packaging can lead to injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to a defective product in Minnesota, choose Knutson + Casey to represent you in your product liability claim. Contact our office today to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

How Can Our Product Liability Attorneys Help You?

Our attorneys have significant experience in assisting our clients with their product liability claims. Our clients choose Knutson + Casey due to our personalized attention, affordable services, and track record of success.

  • Our firm combines big firm resources with small firm friendliness and attention to detail. Your attorney will work with you closely to support your case from consultation to settlement.
  • At Knutson + Casey, we understand that legal fees can be expensive and difficult to afford. We operate on a contingency fee basis so everyone can take advantage of our services – if we do not secure a settlement, you do not pay any legal fees.
  • Our lawyers have significant experience in all areas of personal injury law, including product liability. We have supported thousands of clients in their lawsuits and claims since 1992.

Different Types of Product Liability Claims

In a product liability lawsuit, you can hold many different parties at-fault for your injuries, such as the manufacturer, the distributor, the wholesaler, and the retailer. Knowing who to name in your lawsuit will depend on the circumstances of your accident and how exactly the product harmed you. In Minnesota, you can bring one of three different types of product liability claims against an at-fault party or parties.

  • Design defect claims occur when the product has a flaw in its design that is undoubtedly unsafe. Unlike manufacturing defect claims, the design defect is present in all other products the company manufactured and it caused you harm.
  • Manufacturing defect claims involve products that have a safe design normally, but a defect in the production line occurred and led to your injuries.
  • Failure to warn or instruct claims involve a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer failing to include an important piece of information in the product’s instructions, leading to your injuries.

What to Do After a Product Injury

The moments after suffering an injury due to a product can be disorienting. It is important to follow a few key tips to preserve as much evidence as you can, since this information will be vital in filing your personal injury lawsuit in the future.

  • Save the product, any documentation the product came with, and its packaging. These items will be vital to determining the cause of your injury and as a piece of evidence in your claim.
  • Store the product in a safe, secure place so the environment does not alter it. Do not change or modify the product.
  • Immediately after the accident, identify and retain as much information as you can. Write down the name of the manufacturer, the place and date you purchased the product, and any applicable model name, model numbers, or serial numbers.
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible to document your injuries.

What Damages Can You Claim in a Product Liability Lawsuit?

At the conclusion of your product liability claim, the jury or the at-fault party may offer you a settlement to compensate for your injuries. In Minnesota product liability cases, you can claim both economic and noneconomic damages. You can claim compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages and earning potential, and property damage. You can also claim pain and suffering damages, such as emotional distress, mental anguish, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Have you suffered injuries due to a defective product in Mankato? Knutson + Casey is here to help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and begin the product liability lawsuit process.