When you purchase a product and use it as intended, you expect it to do what was advertised without harming you or anyone else. When that doesn’t happen, you are a victim of a defective product and need a product liability lawyer. The McLendon Law Firm can help you pursue compensation for your injuries and damages. Call us today to learn more – (229) 475-1969.
What Sort of Products Can Have Defects?
Although most industries have regulations in place that try to prevent harmful products from reaching the general public, some companies don’t care. Virtually any product can be defective, but some of the more common types of product liability cases involve:
- Manufacturing and construction equipment which lead to workplace injuries.
- Tires, airbags, and other automobile defects leading to accidents or severe injury from an accident.
- Toys and playground equipment
Sadly, some safety equipment meant to protect us can also malfunction or have manufacturing issues and lead to injuries. Although these are some of the common types of defective products, virtually anything can have a design or manufacturing issue.
Why Do Manufacturers Allow This to Happen?
Sometimes it’s greed. They know that there is a small chance that their product could malfunction and cause harm, but they feel the profit is worth the risk. Other times, unforeseen issues happen in manufacturing. The design may be good but the production is where the issue that leads to the defect. In some cases, a product gets too hot or too cold in transit which leads to the materials failing.
If you’ve been injured by a product, the chances are good that you don’t know how or why the malfunction happened. All you know is that you were injured by something you expected to work for you as advertised. The job of a product liability attorney is to get to the bottom of the case and make the responsible party or parties pay for your injuries.
What to Do If You Think a Defective Product Caused Injuries
Once you have taken care of your or a loved one’s injuries, you should:
- Determine if there is a recall on the product
- Save all pieces of the products
- Take pictures of the damage to your other personal property and your injuries
- Contact The McLendon Law Firm to discuss whether you have a case or not
If we feel you have a product liability case, we’ll handle the investigation and settlement negotiations. All you need to do is focus on your recovery. The McLendon Law Firm is here to discuss your case and help you if you do have a product liability lawsuit. Call (229) 475-1969 to schedule your free consultation today.
Product Liability Cases Are More Complex than Most Personal Injury Cases
Although a personal injury lawyer will be the one pursuing your product liability case, there are many reasons not all personal injury attorneys accept product liability cases. The McLendon Law Firm is prepared to take on your case if we believe you have a product liability lawsuit. We will prepare for the case from the beginning with the assumption that we may end up in court, so if we can’t come to a settlement agreement for your damages, we are prepared. Here is what we will do:
- Listen to your and other witness accounts.
- Gather any evidence you have, and if your case involved a police report, we would review that.
- Research the product and any other liability cases currently filed or settled.
- Consult expert witnesses regarding the product, what could have gone wrong, and where in the process the problem occurred (design, manufacturing, shipping, etc.).
- Share with you our findings and present an offer for settlement to the party or parties we find at fault for your injuries and other damages.
- Negotiate until we reach a fair settlement or file a lawsuit in court.
If you think you have a product liability lawsuit, call The McLendon Law Firm at (229) 475-1969 for a free consultation today. Our services cost you nothing unless we win a favorable judgment.
Product Liability Lawsuit Damages
Although you may think most about recovering damages for your injuries, in many product liability cases, there is much more to recover than just the personal injury part of the claim. As we review your case and consult the experts about it, we will go after all your damages and losses, including:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Disabilities and disfigurement
- Lost wages
If your case involves a deceased loved one, you can also claim reasonable burial and funeral costs, as well as loss of companionship and future lost earnings.
Who Is Liable for a Defective Product?
It could be one or more of the following: designer, manufacturer, distributor, or even the marketing company. If anyone knew there might have been any type of issue with the product, they are liable.
What Do You Need to Prove in a Product Liability Case?
That the product, when used as intended, had a defect that caused it to be unsafe and therefore caused injury.
How Long Do I Have to File My Product Liability Lawsuit?
In the State of Georgia, you have two years from the date of injury or death to file your claim. However, the sooner you speak to a product liability attorney, the stronger your case generally.
Call Your Blakely Product Liability Lawyer, Robert McClendon
Robert McClendon and his team have successfully handled product liability cases in the past, and we are ready to hear about yours. Just because we are a smaller firm doesn’t mean we can win your case. We’re experienced and more than ready to pursue damages against even the biggest manufacturers or distributors. We know your rights and expectations as a consumer and the law.
Robert is highly rated on Avvo.com and Super Lawyers® again ranked him as one of the Rising Star Attorneys in Blakely. You can trust your case to the team at The McLendon Law Firm. Remember, our consultations are free, and your case costs you nothing unless we win. Call us today at (229) 475-1969 or fill out our contact form. Se Habla Español.