The attorneys in our firm have been recognized as some of the best product liability lawyers in Georgia. They believe that companies who don’t follow the law should be held accountable and have helped obtain fair compensation for people injured or killed by dangerous products. If you’ve been injured or if a loved one was killed by a dangerous or defective product and you’re looking for a “product liability lawyer near me”, you’ve come to the right place. Our Columbus, Georgia attorneys have helped recovered money for many accident victims in Georgia.
Product liability lawsuits handled by our Columbus personal injury law firm include but are not limited to :
How do I know if I have a product liability case?
In Georgia, either the person who was injured or the family of a person who has died as a result of a defective product can file a products liability claim if they can prove that the product was already dangerous when it left the manufacturer’s control and there was no warning to indicate the risk of unreasonable danger. Georgia law requires that manufacturers and sellers of products ensure that their products are not in any way defective or dangerous to users. Companies must provide proper warning if any part of their product is unsafe or if using the product in a certain way could be hazardous to the user’s safety or health. Many of the injuries or deaths that are the result of defective products could have been avoided if manufacturers designed better products and manufacturers and sellers of those products followed the law and properly warned users of product dangers.
There are several types of claims that can be made when injuries or death resulting from a product.
What is a defective product liability claim?
In an injury or death resulting from the defective design of a product, the claim is that the product functioned as it was designed but the design was negligent. That is a reasonable manufacturer should have known that the design of the product was defective, that it was foreseeable that the design could cause injury or death to the user of the product. Once a hazard, which is a condition that may cause injury or death, is identified in a product, the design engineer must follow an accepted design priority recognized by all design engineers in reducing the possibility of the dangerous condition of the product causing injury or death.
Manufacturing Flaws Explained
In a manufacturing flaw case, the claim is that the injury or death was caused by a flaw in the manufacturing of the defective product and that the product was not manufactured properly which resulted in a dangerous condition that made the product defective and dangerous and caused injury or death.
Am I able to sue a manufacturer for failure to warn?
The manufacturer of a product which is reasonably certain to be dangerous if used in a way which is foreseeable, is under a duty to give adequate warning of any danger known to him or which in the use of reasonable care he should have known and which the user of the product would have not ordinarily discovered.
The most common claims pertaining to product liability
In the United States, the claims most commonly associated with product liability are negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, and various consumer protection claims. The majority of product liability laws are determined at the state level and vary widely from state to state. Each type of product liability claim requires different elements to be proven to present a successful claim.
The firm’s product liability attorneys have achieved verdicts and settlements that are among the largest in Georgia.
The Columbus defective product attorneys in our firm have a well-earned reputation for providing aggressive and high-quality legal services, and we have decades of experience representing individuals that suffered injuries caused by defective products. If you have been injured by a defective product, please complete the form on this webpage or call our office at (706) 685-6765 for a free case evaluation.