Every manufacturer should deal with possible product liability risks in a timely manner. Assessing national and international liability laws requires specialized legal knowledge and also often an understanding of technical issues. Thanks to our many years of experience in handling civil and criminal product liability cases in the automotive and chemical sectors, our attorneys, frequently working closely with an insurer, have acquired the requisite know-how to handle such cases. Our unique experience in these fields have also made us particularly familiar with distinctive features of product liability in the USA, such as class actions, punitive damages, and pre-trial discovery. For companies whose products may be subject to recalls or modification initiatives, we offer preventive consulting to minimize the risks involved. In addition, in crisis situations, we will represent our clients in their dealings with business associates, insurers, victims and government agencies.
The same applies to the support we provide relating to product liability insurance questions. Since the financial risks of product liability cannot usually be borne by the companies alone, a crucial role is played by product liability insurance. The individual insurance policies involved are so complex that their scope of coverage can usually only be correctly assessed by someone with expertise in this field.
Our firm can, if necessary, also offer support with such issues.