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Product Liability Lawyers Sioux Falls

manufacturers and retailers are responsible for the safety of the products they manufacture and sell to the public.

Product Liability

Product liability is the area of law that provides injured consumers the ability to recover damages as a result of being personally injured by a defective product. The reporting of injuries caused by product defects often leads to voluntary and governmental recalls to protect the public. Consumers should be able to trust that the products they purchase and use are safe when used as designed. Unfortunately, consumers are often injured by common products and devices they use every day. Automobile seat belts and air bags fail to operate. Car roofs crush rather than protect occupants. Automobile gas tanks may catch fire or explode. Machinery and power tools used by workers fail and cause injuries. Defective chairs and ladders can collapse. Household products, toys, equipment, medical prostheses and pharmaceuticals can be designed or manufactured with defects that pose dangers. The list of potential defective products is nearly endless. 

It Costs No More to Hire the Leading South Dakota Products Liability Attorneys

Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, attorneys represent victims in product liability litigation matters throughout South Dakota and handle all personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency basis. You will not pay attorneys' fees if the firm is unable to recover money damages on your behalf, through a negotiated settlement or jury award.

When you retain a litigation firm on a contingency fee basis, it means the law firm will advance the up-front costs associated with investigating the evidence, gathering information, working with independent experts and negotiating a settlement or taking your case to trial.  Most law firms in South Dakota will agree to work on the same percentage basis. Because you will likely pay the same percentage for attorneys' fees regardless of who you retainer, it makes sense to hire the most experienced, knowledgeable and successful litigation attorneys to represent you throughout your case.

Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, attorneys have earned professional recognition for the quality of their litigation services, including:

  • A former U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota
  • A partner named as South Dakota trial lawyer of the year
  • A partner who served as president of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
  • AV Preeminent* rating, the highest possible peer-review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, one of the most prestigious lawyer ranking publications
  • One of only seven South Dakota law firms to receive the highest ranking by Benchmark Litigation, a national publication of America's leading litigation firms
  • Six members of the staff have been recognized by Super Lawyers
  • A partner listed as top 25 highest ranked attorneys by Great Plains Super Lawyers, a publication ranking the top regional lawyers
  • Two partners recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel which recognizes only the top 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States.

Manufacturers and retailers are responsible for the safety of the products they manufacture and sell to the public. It's that simple. And yet it's a duty that is too often neglected until tragedy strikes and someone is injured or killed. 

At Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, we will work tirelessly to help injured people and grieving families hold companies accountable for personal injuries caused by defective products. In order to do so, our lawyers must prove that: 

  • The product was badly designed, defective, or did not include proper warnings or instructions
  • Use of the product was the direct cause of harm to the injured user or caused the death of the consumer

If you or someone close to you has been injured by a defective product, you should keep the product and any packaging, instructions, and labels. These items are important in proving your case. 

Individuals who have suffered a personal injury as a result of using a defective product have rights. If you or a loved one has died because of a defective product or deceptive labeling, contact Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, today for a free consultation and determination of claim eligibility. Our attorneys would welcome the opportunity to discuss your legal options with you.

It is great to work with the attorneys at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah. They always provide excellent advice and service that is second to none.

Mike Miller | former NBA player

The lawyers at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah are consistently ranked as the top business lawyers in the state. Our business can always count on them to aggressively fight for our rights and provide straight-forward advice on complex issues.

Mark McNeary | Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC

Lawyers from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah regularly participate in legal education by judging intramural student skills competitions; helping prepare our nationally competitive litigation skills teams; serving or leading the South Dakota State Bar's Law School Committee; and, from time to time , providing guest lecturers. The Law School is grateful for the generous participation of lawyers like those from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah.

Tom Geu | former Dean, USD School of Law