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Product Liability Attorneys

Helping Victims of Defective Products Throughout the Southwest

Consumers who purchase items do so in good faith with the expectation that they will function as advertised and be safe when used as directed. Would-be customers even sometimes feel as if there’s an implied guarantee of accuracy in advertising. Or consumers may assume that manufacturers and distributors have closely scrutinized the production of their products before they’re offered on the open market.

Customers may falsely assume that the products that they’re buying are safe. However, that may be far from the case. While data shows that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) only issues an estimated 300 product recalls annually, it’s likely that far more unsafe product injuries go unreported, injuring or killing their users.

An unsafe or defective product is one that causes you to suffer significant personal harm. Defective product cases like these fall within a broader personal injury category. Each state has laws in place allowing you to recover compensation when an unsafe product leaves you with permanent injuries or causes a loved one’s untimely death.

The skilled product liability attorneys at Buckingham & Vega Law Firm can help you navigate the legal landscape as you seek to hold negligent advertisers, manufacturers, or distributors liable for their negligence. Our attorneys are standing by 24/7 to help clients in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Farmington, and throughout the Southwest.

Call us at (505) 388-0066 or fill out this form.

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Our Results Make a Difference

Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

  • $16 Million Truck Accident

    Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.

  • $14 Million Dram Shop Liability

    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

  • 13 Million Truck Accident

    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

  • 13 Million Work Injury

    Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.

What Constitutes a Defective Products Case?

While every state has product liability laws in place, each jurisdiction views advertiser, manufacturer, or distributor responsibilities differently. An experienced lawyer can help you determine if one of these parties breached their duties to you as a consumer per your state’s laws.

Some situations which often warrant the filing of hazardous or unsafe product lawsuits include:

  • Dangerous cars
  • Defective guns
  • Dangerous children’s toys
  • Unsafe workplaces
  • Defective tires or auto parts
  • Airplane defects
  • Defective medical devices
  • Unsafe household appliances and other items

The aforementioned are only a small sampling of the many different consumer products that can maim or kill users. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ends up recalling over 1,200 medications annually due to labeling, contamination, and other concerns.

Proving a Product Liability Case

Defective or unsafe product claims generally fall into one of three different categories, including:

  • Defective design: While a product may have been correctly manufactured, its design may have been flawed, leaving consumers vulnerable to suffering harm.
  • Defective production: A manufacturer’s failure to perform quality assurance inspections may result in a product being produced that doesn’t conform to designs.
  • Failure to warn: Instructions that don’t clearly spell out a product’s intended uses or packaging that doesn’t include adequate warnings of dangers it poses may result in consumers getting hurt by it.

What To Know About Product Liability Lawyers

Individuals who have been hurt by defective products are often left with crippling medical costs and mounting lost wages stemming from their injuries. They may initially assume their health insurance or short or long-term disability insurance at their job will cover these unexpected costs. However, they quickly find out that their coverage won’t adequately see them through their full recovery. 

This is often when personal injury victims consult with a product liability attorney to:

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