Consumers have come to expect that a product will perform as described, but few realize that this is, in fact, a legal right: Manufacturers and sellers of products are legally required to ensure their products are not in any way harmful or defective, provided the product is used in the manner the manufacturer intends. This standard applies to every product that is available for purchase — cars, medicines, machinery, food and drinks, safety devices, toys, and electronics, to name just a few. In addition, manufacturers and sellers are required to list warnings if a product or part of a product is unsafe or harmful if used in a certain way and to include adequate instructions so that a reasonable person will use the product in a way that guarantees the product will cause no harm. When manufacturers or sellers distribute a defective, mislabeled, poorly designed, malfunctioning, or hazardous product, consumers may be legally entitled to financial compensation.
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Mr. Sitinas obtained a significant, yet confidential, settlement from a bicycle manufacturer who, it was alleged, negligently designed their bicycle. It was alleged that the negligent design of this particular bike caused our client to be thrown over the handlebars of his bike, requiring arthroscopic surgery to one of his shoulders.
In yet another testament to our commitment to resolve matters as quickly and effectively as possible, we were able to resolve matter in just two (2) months from the date of being retained. In that short period of time, Mr. Sitinas was able to not only pin-point the design defect in the bike, but also find other cases where people were injured in the exact same manner and due to the same defect. Moreover Mr. Sitinas was able to prove that the manufacturer not only knew of this defective design but had taken steps to remedy it in subsequent models of the same bike.
With no contest to our claims, the matter proceeded to settlement negotiations, resulting in a confidential settlement amount.