Product Liability

The laws regarding products liability protect people injured by a product that is defectively designed or constructed.

This body of law provides an injured consumer protection beyond that of simple negligence, allowing proof of the products defective design or construction, without proving negligence.

Representative Cases

  • A client's radiator exploded after the client attempted to put water into it while it was overheating. The explosion resulted in multiple burns to his stomach and legs. This settlement was confidential.
  • A homeowner lost his right eye attempting to repair an older garage door, despite printed warnings not to touch the spring apparatus. The Law Office of Christopher Kalis argued that the warnings were insufficient. The matter was settled for a significant amount even though the manufacturer asserted there was no liability because of the warning.
  • One of the most difficult cases that The Law Office of Christopher Kalis has ever handled occurred when a worker fell from the roof of his employer's 7-story building, suffering almost complete loss of use of his right arm and right hand. The Law Office of Christopher Kalis sued the employer and the building owner, arguing that the accident could have been entirely prevented if the employer had installed a railing or provided a protective device as required by OSHA, and complied with other building and mechanical codes. The Law Offices of Christopher Kalis settled this case for its client for a substantial, confidential amount which included the use of a structured settlement.