Proven results matter. The Gilbert Law Group® has more than eighty years of combined experience handling product defect cases in dozens of states around the country. We have secured excellent results for clients nationwide.
We bring unique experience and know-how to your case. We are the only law firm in the United States with an in-house engineering department to provide timely, cost-effective, and cutting-edge analysis to identify the product defects which caused your injury or death to a loved one.
We provide exceptional one-on-one service. Our firm operates on a quality not quantity basis. Our smaller number of cases allows us to devote significant time to each client and case. This additional investment in your case enables us to get to know you personally and develop a comprehensive understanding of your harms and losses which we can later share with a jury in a humane and compelling way.
The Gilbert Law Group® has handled a large variety of product defect cases from coast-to-coast. We are respected by our current and former clients and attorneys around the country who ask us to co-counsel product defect cases due to our reputation for unparalleled experience and litigation savvy. Firm founder Jim Gilbert is a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates, a select community of the 100 best trial lawyers in the country due, in part, to his record of success litigating product defect cases.
We have secured record product defect jury verdicts in multiple states and we have investigated and litigated almost every type of automobile product defect imaginable. Our firm has also represented victims of unsafe toys, medical devices, and other consumer goods.
Nothing. We offer free initial consultations. After that, if we agree to go forward with your case, we operate on a contingency fee agreement, which means that we don’t get paid unless we secure a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf.
Following our initial consultation, we will obtain the necessary materials to thoroughly investigate your case. Our engineering department examines the defective product, whether it is a car or other product, and a member of our team will often travel to the scene of the incident to look for additional physical evidence to help you build your case.
Depending on the nature of the product defect, defendants may include the product manufacturer, the designer of the product (if a company different than the manufacturer), the retailer who sold you the defective product, and/or a service or repair shop who failed to identify or properly repair the defect.
You are entitled to be made whole. We will spend significant time with your family and you to identify all of your potential damages. Some of the damages may include economic losses such as medical bills, lost wages, physical therapy, in home care and other expenses associated with ongoing care or recovery.
You may also be eligible to receive fair compensation for physical or emotional impairment, loss of quality of life, and emotional distress. Family members may also be eligible for loss of consortium damages due to the diminished ability of the victim to contribute to the household and provide love and affection.
In rare cases where we can establish that a defendant acted with reckless disregard for your safety, a jury may award punitive damages if the judge approves the jury’s consideration of these types of damages in advance.
There are no guarantees in litigation. Product defect cases are highly complex and resolve in unpredictable ways. Cases can last from weeks or months to years. We make every effort to keep our clients closely informed of updates in the case including deadlines and other dates at critical junctures in the case.
Each case is unique. We cannot make promises about the likelihood of success for your case. But as a firm with a proven track record of successful outcomes for our clients, we make every effort to identify all strengths and weaknesses in a case and provide you with an unvarnished assessment of where your case stands at every critical point in the case.
While the definition may vary by state, a product defect is generally a condition which prevents a product from operating or being used by a consumer for its originally intended purpose. A product defect claim may exist when product defects present dangerous or unsafe conditions which cause injury or death to a consumer if those who designed, made, maintained, or sold the product knew or should have known about the defect.
It depends on the product and the use of the product. With the ever growing variety of complex products available to consumers, new products, from food and toys to cars and airplanes, continue to present new and previously unknown dangers to the buying public. We closely track and research product defects which present new threats of injury to consumers so that we are prepared to provide superior investigative and legal services to our clients, regardless of the type of product safety defect.
Product liability litigation is the area of law focused on identifying and holding responsible negligent manufacturers, designers, retailers, maintenance companies or others who knew or should have known that their products presented a dangerous condition which could injure or kill a person.
There are typically five steps in the litigation process.
From the day we begin investigating your case, we prepare the case as if it is going to trial. Our experienced trial attorneys are some of the best in the business at trial strategy and building evidence which strengthen your claims. We partner with some of the best product defect experts in the world who can testify to the nature and severity of the defect. Finally, we test our presentation of the case by sharing our case with mock jury panels that critique and evaluate the case. Through this process, we fully assess the strengths and weaknesses of the case to ensure we are prepared for every potential opportunity and pitfall at trial.
As you will hear us say often, each case is unique. Prior to agreeing to go forward with your case, we will provide you with a preliminary assessment of the challenges we identify in your case. Throughout the litigation process, we will continue to share our views on the strengths and weakness of the case.
For each serious product defect case we receive, we spend many hours evaluating a case prior to agreeing to represent a client. We meet with you to learn about the incident and the nature of your injuries or other loses and you complete a comprehensive client questionnaire. Then, an attorney closely examines the facts of the case and our engineering department and legal team meet to discuss the nature of the case.
Following the initial meetings, our team requests and later reviews important investigative materials, such as accident reports, medical records, scene photographs, as well as other similar incidents and we meet again to reach a final determination on the merits of the product defect case.
The preliminary evaluation of your case can take days to weeks. We will provide you a preliminary assessment of the turn-around time during our initial conversation.
Yes. The Gilbert Law Group® works primarily on product defect cases outside the state of Colorado. We have successfully litigated cases in dozens of states around the country. We routinely co-counsel cases with proven local legal talent available in a given state to ensure your interests are always effectively and aggressively represented.
Yes. Each attorney at The Gilbert Law Group® takes pride in ensuring that we respond to client inquiries with timely and helpful answers. Our team of litigation paralegals assists us in helping to make sure each and every client question is fully answered to the satisfaction of our clients.
Oftentimes, yes. While most cases do not proceed to trial, many victims and other family members are required to tell their story through sworn testimony at a deposition. A deposition enables the parties to the lawsuit to ask questions of witnesses regarding the incident, the type and severity of injuries, economic losses, etc. Many witnesses find the process of giving testimony to be therapeutic and a way to reach closure with the tragedy in their lives. Our attorneys devote significant time to ensure you are comfortable with the experience of testifying.
Litigation can be hard. Victims and family members are asked to relive a traumatic moment in their lives and can be required to discuss personal issues which make them uncomfortable. With that said, we have spent decades fighting for victims of serious injury and wrongful death tragedies and your comfort and security is our number-one priority in the litigation process. We understand it is hard and we help you address and process any pain or fears you may experience, with compassion and honesty.
There are no guarantees in litigation. There is always a possibility that your case will not be successful. The Gilbert Law Group®’s decades of experience working on some of the most challenging and complex product defect cases in the country qualifies us to investigate, prepare, and litigate your case to a just resolution for you and your family. In the event that we do not win your case, only in very rare situations are you or your family exposed to any financial responsibility. We are happy to explain these circumstances to you.
If you have additional questions, feel free to call us at (888) 711-5947.
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