Accidents, injuries, illnesses, disabilities or wrongful death caused by a hazardous or unsafe product, including prescription drugs such as STRATTERA, BEXTRA, CELEBREX, VIOXX (Rofecoxib), ERBITUX, ELIDEL, PROTOPIC, ADDERAL, etc. Click here for what to do.
Enforcement of manufacturers’ legal accountability to consumers makes products safer and better for all of us. Protection of consumers does not restrain a manufacturer from making a legitimate profit. As a matter of fact, it makes a manufacturer more innovative – in design, in manufacture and in the sale and distribution of the product. This translates to a better and safer product for all of us.
Under ordinary use, any product sold to the general public should be safe to use or consume. Any product, manufactured less than ten years ago, that caused an injury or damaged someone, can possibly make the manufacturer liable. There may be a flaw in the design, a defect in the manufacture, an error in the installation, etc. If an injury resulted due to any of these factors, you may have a case. Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, installers, retailers and any others entities associated with the product are held legally responsible for injuries caused by the product.
Product liability encompasses a number of legal claims that allow an injured party to recover financial compensation from the manufacturer and any involved entities. Under Georgia law, a manufacturer is strictly liable for injuries and damages resulting from a defect in its product and violation of various governmental rules and regulations governing when and how a product is manufactured. Whether a product is defective and whether it has caused an injury are issues that are usually answerable only by experts who are specially trained in the products involved.
Manufacturers understand the potential of these liabilities and usually have insurance policies in place to address such. Claims against manufacturers can be extremely complicated, time consuming and therefore potentially very expensive. Manufacturers and their insurance companies are well funded and because of the high price of being found liable (in financial compensation, future sales and company reputation), will aggressively defend themselves against such claims. Owing to the complexities involved in such a claim, it is best handled by an expert attorney that understands the sources of available information, the availability of experts in the product and the financial solvency to bring such a claim.
Product Liability cases are accepted on a contingency basis. You only pay us when we recover compensation on your behalf.