Defective or dangerous products lead to thousands of injuries every year. The product liability law safeguards the interests of people who suffer harm owing to such products.
A ‘product’ is anything that is created, marketed, and sold to the general public. The vendors are responsible for warning the consumer of the hazards associated with defective products.
These lawsuits fall under state laws and are based on strict liability, negligence, or breach of warranty.
Different parties may be held liable for a defective product including:
At the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, we have a team of trained and experienced attorneys who specialize in handling complicated product liability cases.
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Like any other personal injury case, the victim of a defective product accident needs to prove it was the product that led to injuries. It’s essential to demonstrate that the conditions which establish negligence were met, including breach of duty and a clear link between the defect and the injuries. However, unlike other personal injury cases, it’s not vital to establish why the product was defective.
If you have suffered an injury due to a defective product, contact our New Orleans, Louisiana personal injury lawyers today!
Marketing defect occurs when the marketer of a product fails to provide proper labels to explain how to use the product safely. For instance, if a specific drug makes people sleepy, it’s mandatory for the marketer to place warning labels on the bottle.
A manufacturer defect occurs when there’s an error during the actual manufacture of the product.
Design defect refers to an instance where a manufacturer makes errors while designing an item, resulting in a faulty product.
If you feel you have a valid product liability case, it’s advisable to seek the assistance of qualified attorneys to determine the most suitable course of action.
If you have incurred an injury due to a defective product, contact us today. Our initial consultation is absolutely free. We also work on a contingent fee basis. That means you only pay us if we win the case for you. Our attorneys are known to fight tenaciously for victims. You may be eligible for medical and financial compensation. Reach out to us!