Alpharetta Product Liability Attorneys
Being injured can cause your entire life to come to a grinding halt, as you must first tend to the immediate injury, then any necessary follow-up medical treatment or rehabilitation you need. Additionally, your injury might make it so that you cannot work until you are fully recovered, or if your injury is one that will have long-term effects, you might lose the ability to work ever again.
Sometimes, serious injuries that disrupt your life happen due to consumer products that are defective or unreasonably dangerous. When you trust that a product is safe and it instead causes you serious harm, it is natural for you to wonder how you can seek justice and financial compensation for your injuries and losses.
To explore options in your product liability case, reach out to one of the experienced Alpharetta product liability attorneys at Spaulding Injury Law. We can assess what happened and explore what compensation might be available to you from the manufacturer of the product in question.
Many Products Can Cause Injuries
Injuries can result from almost any type of product – including those we trust and have in our own homes. Some commonly defective or recalled products include:
- Child and infant products
- Pharmaceuticals and medical devices
- Motor vehicles
These products can cause a wide range of injuries, from back or neck injuries to serious burns to catastrophic traumatic brain injuries. No matter what type of product injured you, always learn about your rights from a product liability lawyer in Alpharetta.
When Can I File a Product Liability Claim?
You can file a product liability claim in a few situations – mainly when a product is dangerous due to a design or manufacturing defect and causes harm. A case can also arise when the manufacturer has failed to warn or properly instruct about an inherent danger in using the product as it is meant to be used.
This means that if a product was designed in such a way that it malfunctions and the consumer is injured when using the product as intended, the manufacturer will be liable for the injuries suffered by the consumer. The defect could be designed into all similar products, or it could be a defect on a specific product or batch of products that still made it into the chain of commerce.
Alternatively, when you are injured when using a product as intended because the manufacturer failed to warn about the inherent danger of the product, the corporation will likewise be liable for the damages caused.
The manufacturer of a product can be strictly liable for the injuries caused by its product in many circumstances. Strict liability is a legal term that means that the party that caused the injury is automatically liable, without requiring that you provide a specific and independent showing of negligence.
When you have been injured by a defective product, this is of particular benefit to your case, as the manufacturer should automatically pay you damages for your losses and injuries. However, you still have to proactively take action to file a claim in order to receive the payment you deserve.
Under Georgia law, the seller of a product is not necessarily strictly liable for a defective product in the same way that the manufacturer is, though they could share some liability. This is a complex liability issue that our product liability lawyers can evaluate in your situation.
What to Do Right After Your Injury
Following your injury, the most important thing to do is ensure that your health is taken care of by seeking out emergency medical treatment. Never wait to seek medical help, as the more time passes between the accident and your diagnosis, the harder it can be to prove the product was the cause of your injuries.
Once your injuries are diagnosed, and you have a treatment plan, it is important to follow that plan. This can include surgeries, physical rehabilitation, follow-up appointments, and more. Your doctor might recommend that you stay home from work while you recover, and you should heed this advice.
When your injury results in medical bills or reduces your ability to financially support your family, you likely want to know your rights to compensation from the product manufacturer. Once your health is in stable condition, never wait to call for your free case evaluation so we can advise you of your legal options.
Filing Your Products Liability Claim
Products liability claims can be more complicated than your average car accident case for several reasons:
- You are usually going up against a large corporate manufacturer instead of a negligent individual
- Proving a product defect can require technical knowledge of the industry and its standards
For these reasons, always make sure that your attorney has experience handling product liability cases. We know how to investigate the matter, prepare the most persuasive claim possible, and stand up for your rights to large companies and their corporate insurance companies.
Whether you received a cancer diagnosis after taking Zantac, lost control of your car when a tire malfunctioned, or suffered burns from defective electronics, we are ready to help. Never hesitate to start the legal process if you believe that your injuries resulted from a defective product or failure to warn.
Contact an Alpharetta Product Liability Attorney Today
Have you been injured by a defectively designed or manufactured product? Were you hurt when using a product as intended because the manufacturer failed to warn against a danger in using the product? If you answered yes, you might be entitled to damages to cover your medical bills, your lost wages, lost sick and vacation days, and whatever earnings potential you might have lost through the end of your working life.
Being fully compensated for your injuries requires informed advocacy, and the legal professionals at Spaulding Injury Law are here to help. To discuss how we can help you make the most of your compensation for your product liability case, schedule a consultation with Spaulding Injury law to chat now.