Product Liability Attorneys Committed To Consumers’ Rights
Our legal system is designed to protect people from dangerous or defective products. Manufacturers must go through rigorous testing to ensure that their products are safe for public consumption. When they fail to do so and someone gets hurt as a result, they can be held accountable through a product liability claim.
Our lawyers at The Finley Firm, P.C., help injury victims pursue compensation from the companies that harmed them. They have extensive experience handling multimillion-dollar lawsuits against powerful corporations. When you work with them, you can trust that your rights are in capable hands. They will be the determined legal allies you deserve.
What Is Product Liability?
Product liability is that area of the law where the manufacturer, designer and/or distributor of a product is held liable for its defective condition. Product liability includes products whose designs are negligent or result in defective products. Alternatively, if a product’s design is acceptable but there is a problem with how it is manufactured, then that can make the product or an entire 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, a product that is inherently dangerous may require a duty to warn of the dangers associated with using it. Failure to adequately warn of its dangers can result in product liability for all those involved in placing that product into commerce.
Legal Grounds For Product Liability Claims
When pursuing a lawsuit for dangerous or defective products, you might have multiple legal grounds for your claim, including:
- Strict liability
- Breach of warranty
- Consumer protection laws
Claims based on negligence might involve:
- Dangerous product design
- Manufacturing defects
- Inadequate warnings
- Unclear or inadequate instructions
Our attorneys can identify the strongest grounds for pursuing compensation in your case.
Pursuing The Responsible Parties
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 it. When and how a company can be sued for a defective product depends on the specific facts of each case. For example, a designer can be responsible if the design is negligent or results in a defective product. A manufacturer can be responsible if the design of a product is acceptable or safe but either it or the entire product line was manufactured in a negligent or unsafe manner.
Sometimes, liability for a defective product extends to those who distribute or sell a defective product. A product that is inherently dangerous (regardless of its design or how it is 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 and, therefore, all those who should have been properly warned. This is also true if a warning was given but was not adequate (not visible, not clear, didn’t explain the dangers, etc.).
Our lawyers have the skills, tools and experience to investigate and analyze product liability cases, so they can hold the right parties responsible for the defective product.
Common Types Of Defective Products
Defective products come in every shape, size and industry. Our attorneys commonly pursue product liability cases involving:
- Motor vehicles and vehicle parts
- Motorcycle helmets
- Personal watercraft
- Farm equipment
- Power tools
- Consumer products
- Safety devices
In cases involving vehicle accidents, a defect in the vehicle or a vehicle part may have contributed to the accident. Common examples of defective parts include:
- Gas tanks
- Seat belts
- Fuel pumps
- Air bags
Successful Results In Product Liability Claims
Our attorneys have secured many millions of dollars in compensation in cases involving dangerous and defective products. Here are a few examples:
- In Georgia, they obtained a $6 million confidential settlement against the manufacturer of an off-terrain vehicle.
- In Alabama, they obtained a result of over $26 million for a worker who was injured on the job by faulty equipment.
Our team approaches every case with the determination and thoroughness that it takes to get results.
Get Help With Your Product Liability Case
If you were injured because of a dangerous product or if you were in a vehicle accident that may have involved faulty equipment, please reach out to our team for guidance. Our lawyers want you to have access to every legal avenue for a strong financial recovery. Call 706-940-4037 to get started.
We have offices in Atlanta and Columbus, and our attorneys regularly handle these types of cases throughout Georgia and Alabama.