Experienced in Navigating Product Liability Litigation
The Kightlinger & Gray attorneys of the Product Liability Practice Area, led by Practice Group Chair, Thomas “TJ” Jarzyniecki, have the extensive training and experience necessary to navigate the often choppy waters of product liability litigation. Our attorneys are involved in every step of each case, from initial investigation, to product failure analysis, litigation, ongoing claim, and all the way through evaluation. Our goal, is to provide each client the dedication and attention that they need, receives updates on the direction of incident investigations, recommendations regarding expert witnesses, and the crucial issue of evidence preservation.
This process plays out throughout the life of every case, as our products liability team not only manages all aspects of the litigation process, but also acts in an advisory role, informing clients of the relative strengths and weaknesses presented by the claim, including factual, legal, and practical considerations so that the earliest possible resolution can be achieved.
Given the complexities of product-related litigation, our clients can rest assured that careful analysis of both the cost and benefit of each facet of handling the products claim will be considered and included in every recommendation regarding the defense of a claim.
Dedicated to Understanding the Product
In order to effectively defend a product liability case, our attorneys in this practice area take great care to understand all details and aspects of the product involved in a case. Through meticulous investigation, research and analysis, the Kightlinger & Gray team works to understand everything about a product’s instructions, warnings, operation, and maintenance in order to accurately assess a client’s exposure, and to identify competent defenses for litigation. This invaluable commitment to each of our product liability clients becomes important in our comprehensive discovery tactics and our promise to ensure each attorney’s knowledge about a given product is thorough and highly-developed.
“We strive to make sure that
our clients understand
the casefrom start to finish,
and all phases in between.”
Our team of products liability attorneys represent numerous manufacturers, business entities, and others corporations involved in the manufacture, distribution, sale, or service of many distinct products. Our attorneys have amassed extensive experience in analyzing and evaluating a vast array of products, including:
- Medical devices
- Household appliances
- Commercial and industrial equipment
- Aviation-related devices
- Food products
- Toxic products
- Fire-related and catastrophic losses
The History & Involvement Advantage
Kightlinger & Gray’s extensive history and involvement in the product liability community offers our product liability clients a distinct advantage. Our attorneys are known to provide immediate fire-related and other catastrophic loss investigative assistance to our clients, which has proven critical to getting the right experts to a scene inspection and ensuring the preservation of key evidence. We strive to make sure that our clients understand the case from start to finish, and all phases in between.
The relationships we’ve built with these industry experts across a variety of disciplines enables us to provide valuable, quick and accurate claim assessment and recommendations to our clients regarding necessary expertise, exposure, and ongoing investigation needs.
“Our goals are to educate the client to understand that every period of product development, use and ownership has the potential to possibly create exposure potential for a products liability case…”
Our experience and involvement further stems from involvements in a variety of trade and professional organizations dedicated to the defense of product liability claims. Our active memberships in these organizations have been vital to the development and depth our expert team, which pairs with decades of our own experience, allowing us to assist our clients regarding product testing, identification of applicable codes and standards, and finding the weaknesses in the opponent’s analysis from both a technical/scientific basis as well as a factual/legal basis.
The Product Liability attorneys at Kightlinger & Gray have the experience and the knowledge for your legal matters.