• Stephen B. Caplin, Professional Corporation, is a law firm dedicated to protecting citizens' and consumers' rights. We stand up for civil justice for accident victims. We help people with many types of cases.

Product Liability

Indianapolis, Indiana

You expect the product you buy to be safe, and when they’re not, it can result in serious injury. You now have medical bills, and you may not be able to work to pay them. Worse, you may have lost a loved one. The manufacturer, though, has profits from selling a product they knew or should have known was dangerous. They may even have chosen to sell an unsafe product in order to maximize profit.

At Stephen B. Caplin, Professional Corporation, in Indianapolis, Indiana, we believe that people who have been hurt by defective products have a right to fair compensation. We even offer free initial consultations. Please call 317-815-8600 or email Stephen B. Caplin, Professional Corporation to schedule your free initial consultation.

What Is Product Liability?

Product liability lawsuits are filed when people are injured by a dangerous or defective product. Common products involved in product liability lawsuits include:

  • Defective cars (automobiles) and equipment
  • Dangerous drugs (pharmaceuticals) and medical devices
  • Defective children’s products
  • Electronics
  • Power tools or pneumatic tools (like chain saws and nail guns)
  • Heaters and furnaces
  • Appliances
  • Dangerous chemicals

…along with many other types of commercial products. Virtually any product that results in injury can be the basis for a product liability lawsuit. If you’re not sure whether your product applies, please call 317-815-8600.

When Is a Manufacturer Liable?

Under Indiana law, manufacturers are responsible for injuries caused by products that are unreasonably dangerous because they contain a design defect or have not provided adequate instructions for the use of their product. In these cases, it is necessary to show that the manufacturer did not show reasonable care in designing the product or writing the instructions.

Strict liability is a concept that says manufacturers are always responsible when they produce a defective part. In Indiana, strict liability can only be used against the manufacturer that actually made the defective part, not the manufacturer who assembled the final product.

Why Choose Stephen B. Caplin, Professional Corporation

At Stephen B. Caplin, Professional Corporation, we believe strongly in fighting for consumer rights. You have a right to receive a product that is reasonably safe for its intended use. And you have a right to compensation if you are hurt by a defective or dangerous product.

We also believe that every case should make the world a better place, not just for our clients, but for all of us. Civil justice is more than just getting you the compensation you deserve, it’s about protecting others from suffering the same injury as you suffered. We believe corporations should not be able to profit by hurting others with defective products. Your lawsuit will target their profits and help to persuade other companies that making safe products is the only right way to do business.

For more information on Stephen B. Caplin, Professional Corporation, and how we can help you with your product liability lawsuit, please contact us today for a free consultation in or around Indianapolis, Indiana.