“After losing our son in an accident, we didn’t know where to turn. Terry Garmey has been a Godsend. Caring, compassionate and one to always go the extra mile. We cannot speak highly enough of him.” – Jeff & Mary Smith
Everyday products – when designed or manufactured in a dangerous manner – can cause devastating accidents and injuries to unsuspecting users, consumers and workers. Products liability law allows injured persons to receive compensation from the manufacturers of dangerous products for the injuries that they have sustained. But these are difficult and expensive cases that most lawyers, even big firm lawyers, simply refuse to tackle. Product manufacturers are represented by an elite core of skilled and experienced lawyers and they have almost unlimited financial resources.
Terry Garmey & Associates has more than 50 years of combined experience securing million, and multi-million, dollar verdicts against manufacturers of dangerous products. Notably, we have secured a three million dollar settlement for a family in a wrongful death suit against Otis Elevator, one of the world’s largest elevator manufacturers, whose dangerous elevator caused the death of their young son, Tucker. More importantly, Otis agreed to provide free guards to elevator owners, even owners who were not their current customers. As a result of an unprecedented recall campaign more than 4,000 elevators have been guarded and it is believed that no other child has suffered a death similar to Tucker’s or the many children who had died before him.
In another highly publicized case, we received a four million dollar jury verdict for Claire, whose husband, a warehouse foreman, died needlessly because the lift-truck he was driving was dangerously designed. As we do with many of our products cases, we worked closely with the Maine-owned and operated company that employed our client to ensure that the large manufacturer who had sold the company a faulty product was forced to pay for its reckless disregard of accident reports that, if heeded, could have saved our client’s life.
Products liability cases are complicated, often involving several experts for both sides. Terry Garmey & Associate’s extensive experience building these kinds of cases, and our connections with a network of premier experts around the country, helps our clients get the compensation they deserve for the devastating injuries that can be caused by manufacturers’ defective products. We are ready to handle even the most complicated cases involving medical devices or other medical products, boats, cars, RVs, power tools, children’s products or toys, and farming equipment, to name a few. Please contact us if you have a products liability case you would like to discuss; we are happy to offer a free consultation.
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