Pittsburgh Defective Tree Stands Attorney
At Hal Waldman and Associates, we have over 45 years of combined experience representing hunters injured by defective tree stands. Attorney Thomas Berret is a regular hunter who uses tree stands himself. If you hire our firm to represent you in your tree stand accident, you can be sure that we know what we are doing.
What goes into a defective tree stand case? Basically, there are several types of defects that can be present for a products liability claim to exist. The first type is a manufacturing defect. A manufacturing defect occurs when one or a few products of a particular make, model or type, such as a tree stand or one of its parts, is shoddy, weak or not up to industry standards. These inferior materials could cause the tree stand to not hold the weight specified on its warning label or cause the product to malfunction in some other way, causing injury.
Another type of defect is a design defect. A design defect is one such that every single product manufactured contains some type of flaw with the actual design of the product which causes all of the products with that design to be unreasonably unsafe for its intended use.
Even with a sturdy design and strong component parts, a tree stand may be defective in that it fails to adequately warn users of potential dangers of the product, such as an accurate weight limit or effective installation instructions. Manufacturers are responsible for giving the user clear instructions on how to set-up and use the tree stand. They also must tell the user whether he or she is too heavy to use the tree stand in its intended manner of use, or whether there are other recommended restrictions, such as an age limit. All of these factors, as well as others, go into an effective products liability claim.
At Hal Waldman and Associates, we know how to handle defective tree stand cases. Our experience and expertise in this area will allow for you to receive maximum compensation for your tree stand injuries. Call us at (412) 338-1000 for a free consultation. You can also visit our website and use our online chat feature to speak to someone about your case. All of our cases on based on a contingency fee which means that if you do not get paid, we do not get paid.