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The term Products Liability is used to describe an area of the law that deals with recovering damages when one has been injured due to a defective product. If a consumer is injured by a defective product, whether the defect was in the design or manufacture of the item, the party that caused the defect can be held responsible. There are three types of Product Liability claims. They are:
- Defect in Design – If the design of the product is unsafe. An example of this would be a chainsaw that was designed without a protection guard over the blade, to protect the operator of the chainsaw.
- Defect in Manufacturing – The design of the product is safe, but the manufacture of the product is not safe. For example, a chair that is assembled at the factory and is missing several screws upon delivery because they were overlooked in the manufacturing process is an example of a defective product.
- Warning Defect – A warning defect occurs when a product does not have sufficient warning labels advising consumers of the possible dangers and adverse effects that could occur upon use. For example, if a cough syrup does not have a warning label which explains the risk of combining the cough syrup with other medications, this could be considered a warning defect if you suffer adverse effects as a result.
If you believe you or a family member has been injured as the result of a defective product and you would like to learn more about your options, please contact us to schedule a free consultation. Our product liability attorneys at the Bennett Law Group have obtained significant results for clients in Atlanta and throughout Georgia in handling their Product Liability cases. Here are testimonials from some of our prior satisfied clients.
In products liability cases, it must be shown not only that the product was defective, but also that the defect was the cause of your injury. Fault may lie with the designer of the product, the manufacturer, the seller of the product, or with a combination of the three. Every case is different and depends on the unique variables of the situation.
It’s important to be aware of the statute of limitations, which governs how long you have after you are injured to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. In Georgia the statute of limitations is two years from the date of injury. If you have been injured as a result of a defective product and you wish to file suit, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible so that they may begin the investigation and evidence-gathering phases of your case.
If you have suffered injury as a result of a defective product, whether defective in design, manufacture, or insufficient warning of harmful consequences, the Bennett Law Group can help. Please contact us online or call us at 404-541.9330 to schedule your free consultation. We have more than 50 years combined experience in representing victims of product liability in Atlanta and the surrounding metro Atlanta area. We will do everything within our power to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact us today. We are here to help.