Georgia Product Liability Law Firm
Liability claims can arise in negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, or consumer protection claims and generally relate to manufacturing defects, design defects, claims of improper/inadequate warnings, or safety devices/instructions.
What is Product Liability?
Product liability is that area of the law where the manufacturer, designer, and/or distributor of a good is held liable for its defective condition. Product liability includes products whose design is negligent or results in a defective product. Alternatively, a product’s design could be acceptable, but there is a problem with how it is manufactured which makes a product or a product line defective, thus resulting in product liability for the manufacturer.
Sometimes, liability for a defective product extends to those who distribute or sell a defective product. And products that are inherently dangerous may require a duty to warn of the dangers associated with using it, and a failure to adequately warn of its dangers can result in product liability for all those involved in placing that product into commerce.
The defective product attorneys at The Finley Firm have extensive experience in product liability lawsuits.
Who is Responsible for a Defective Product?
There are many who can potentially be responsible for a defective product such as the manufacturer, the designer, and/or the seller or distributor of a good. A designer can be responsible if the design is negligent or results in a defective product. A manufacturer could be responsible if the design of a product is acceptable or safe but it is manufactured in a negligent or unsafe manner, either individually or the entire product line.
Sometimes, liability for a defective product extends to those who distribute or sell a defective product. Products that are inherently dangerous (regardless of their design or how they are made) may require a duty to warn of the dangers associated with using it, and a failure to adequately warn of its dangers can result in responsibility for the dangerous product for all those who could have or should have given a warning. And still other times, a warning is given but is not adequate (not visible, not clear, does not explain the dangers, etc.).
The product liability attorneys of The Finley Firm regularly investigate and analyze product liability cases to determine who all may be responsible for the defective product.
Can You Sue a Company for a Defective Product?
The law allows a consumer to sue those companies that design, manufacture, and/or sell or distribute defective products. When and how a company can be sued for a defective product depends on the specific facts of each case.
Defective products can include pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, tools, motor vehicles, motorcycle helmets, toys, guns, farm equipment, drugs, safety devices, RTVs, personal watercraft, motorcycles, and even food.
Defective Products Examples
Our Alabama defective product lawyers and Georgia defective product attorneys handle cases all over the country, such as:
In Georgia, we obtained a $6 million confidential settlement against the manufacturer of an off-terrain vehicle.
In Alabama, we obtained a result of over $26 million for a worker that was injured on the job by faulty equipment.
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