Product Liability Attorneys
Every year, we pass and enact legislation to have product manufacturers to comply with safety rules and regulations. However, businesses and their employees can act negligently, causing innocent people to get hurt.
It may take years before the defect to show. The damage may only become apparent after it is too late. When this happens, you need to hire an experienced product liability attorney to handle your case to safeguard your rights.
WHAT IS PRODUCT LIABILITY LAW?
Product liability lawsuits are civil claims brought against individuals and entities involved in the making of a product that has caused an injury.
Product liability law protects consumers by setting standards for how products are made and sold. Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers will be held responsible for putting products into the marketplace that they knew or should have known were hazardous or defective.
- Real estate
- Naturals (pets)
- Intangibles (air and gases)
- Writings (maps)
There are many factors a product can be considered defective, such as inherent design flaws, poor manufacturing, or lack of proper warnings. Product liability arises out of the common law of the state and the Uniform Commercial Code. Claims are usually based on one of three theories: negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty. There are three distinct types of product liability claims.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER BEING INJURED BY A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT?
If you have been injured by a defective product, the first thing you need to do is seek immediate medical attention. Your priority after an accident should always be your health. Please visit your physician, emergency room, or urgent care center right away.
Once you’ve seen a doctor, make sure that you keep the product as evidence. Don’t change or modify it in any way. Store the product in a place for safekeeping where it will not be tampered with or lost. If the item does not belong to you, or is in the possession of another person, consult an attorney as soon as possible to evaluate your case and help you with further instructions.
If you are at an accident scene (automobile, boating, motorcycle, pedestrian, etc), hiring an attorney will ensure that a timely investigation is commenced. In some cases, witnesses may be needed to be questioned and evidence will be collected. Don’t wait until it’s too late, have a professional assist you in making the right moves.
WHAT A PRODUCT LIABILITY ATTORNEY CAN DO FOR YOU?
Product liability means that anyone along the “supply chain” for the product has a responsibility to deliver safe products to the market. It is their duty to eliminate potential hazards or dangers from products, to design and manufacture them properly and provide notice of any warnings. Being injured by a product defect can be that someone has failed in that capacity. You deserve to be justly compensated.
Your legal rights need to be protected after an accident caused by a defective product. When choosing a product liability lawyer, you need someone who understands the ins and outs of this highly regulated field. You need someone with resources, and you need someone who cares. At Sweet James, our work results in full and fair compensation for our clients. No case is too small or too large. We want you to have the comfort and satisfaction of working with a personalized legal team that caters to your needs.