We rely on the products we buy to be safe for their intended use and to perform correctly. Unfortunately, over 30 million injuries occur each year due to consumer products, and 22,000 will die due to product defects as reported by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Hundreds of products are recalled from the American marketplace annually. These recalls help to lower the rates of injuries and deaths, but accident rates remain high despite government efforts to protect consumers. Those injured or the family members of individuals killed due to defective products should have the right to obtain compensation from the product manufacturer, designer, seller, or another involved party.
If you have been injured due to a defective product, you may have what is known as a product liability claim. Such claims will usually fall into the following three categories:
It is not always easy for someone injured by a product to identify what type of defect led to their injuries. A product liability lawyer can assist by examining what happened and retaining experts to examine the defect in the product. Your product liability action will be influenced greatly by what type of defect it involves, so this is an important factor to identify properly.
Cases involving product defects tend to be costlier and more difficult to pursue than many other personal injury cases. The defendants in these cases are often large corporations that will vigorously defend against a product liability claim, which could greatly harm their business. In addition, defective product cases can involve complex issues of engineering, manufacturing, scientific matters, and more. However, a knowledgeable product liability attorney will have the resources and skill to advise you on what steps are necessary to protect your rights.
If you have been injured due to a defective product, the Atlanta Product Liability Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. Our firm has assisted defective product accident victims for over 33 years. We represent injured clients across Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat