Product liability cases are personal injury lawsuits filed by people who are injured while using a dangerous product. For example, if somebody is using a chainsaw that has a defective part, they could cut themselves. The same thing is true of someone who buys their children toys that have choking hazards. When people get hurt by these dangerous products, our Atlanta personal injury lawyers step in and fight to get them the compensation they deserve. The only way they can do that is if you come into the office for your free, initial consultation.
When companies design or manufacture products that are dangerous to the public, they need to be held accountable. When a business chooses to leave a dangerous product on the shelves because it would cost too much to recall it, innocent people get hurt. The same thing is true for dangerous drugs and medical devices. When people are already sick, the last thing they should have to worry about is the medication they’re taking. This is why our personal injury attorneys in Atlanta do the kind of work we do. We’re the ones who represent the victims of these dangerous products. If their injuries are serious, we have no problem pursuing the manufacturer for damages.
If you think you may have a legal claim against a company that designed or made a dangerous product, give us a call. We offer new clients a free, initial consultation. This gives you a chance to sit down with someone who can answer any questions or concerns you may have. They can review whatever information you have on your case and give you an idea of what it may be worth.
Here, we’ll discuss the most common types of product liability cases. Hopefully, we will never see you or your family. However, if the time comes when you are hurt at the hands of greedy manufacturers, let us know. We’ll see what we can do to get the process started.
There Are 3 Main Types of Product Liability Cases
When it comes to product liability, there are three types of cases.
1. Manufacturing Defect
In cases like this, there’s nothing wrong with the design of the product. The problem is that it wasn’t made properly. Had it been made properly, the product would not have been defective and it would not be dangerous.
2. Design Defect
Here, it wouldn’t matter how perfectly the product was made, it can never be safe. When the product design is faulty, it should never hit the shelves. Sadly, the manufacturers and distributors are more concerned with getting the product out so they can start making money. They don’t seem to care about whether their customers are safe.
3. Warning Labels
When a product is not safe for a certain part of the population, the manufacturer needs to label it as such. For example, if there is a toy that has small parts, it can present a choking hazard. The packaging must have a warning on it describing this hazard. It should also include an age limitation on the exterior packaging. If it doesn’t, and your child is hurt, contact one of our Atlanta personal injury lawyers right away.
There Is a Lot of Litigation Today for Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices
One type of product liability case that poses a danger to everybody is the dangerous drug case. If there’s a medicine that is dangerous for everybody who uses it, there could be millions of potential victims. Anybody who takes the drug is a potential victim. When our personal injury attorneys in Atlanta meet with someone regarding a dangerous drug case, we always check to see if there is a current class action already going on. If so, you may be able to join the class action. If there isn’t, we can always file a regular personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, and parent company associated with the medication.
The same thing is true for medical devices. For example, over the last several years, there has been an increase in the number of hernia mesh lawsuits. People who had one of these devices inserted into their body are at a great risk of getting sick. Depending on whether you suffered an actual injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Just remember – it isn’t enough that you have the dangerous medical device. You must also prove that you became sick from it.
Our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers Handle Our Fair Share of Car Recall Cases
Usually, if an auto manufacturer realizes there’s a problem with one of their vehicles, they put a massive recall out. However, they don’t always do this. If the odds of a customer getting hurt are low, the company would rather take their chances. They don’t warn anybody about the recall, and they refuse to pay to get the issue fixed for customers. Instead, they try to quietly fix the issue when they manufacture the next batch of cars.
The next thing our client knows, they’re in a terrible car accident due to a safety issue with their car. One good example of this are the SUVs that are subject to rolling over upon impact. We’ve helped many clients who were injured in these rollover accidents.
It’s Time to Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta
If you or your loved one were hurt by any sort of product, contact our office. We do offer new clients a free, initial consultation. You can sit down with one of our Atlanta personal injury lawyers and have them review your case. If your case has merit and you want to move forward, our firm would be happy to help. Since the consultation is free, you don’t have anything to lose. Just contact our office and set up a date and time that works for you. The manufacturer will have a whole team of lawyers representing them. You need to have somebody in your corner as well.