Sugar Hill Product Liability Attorneys
Every year there are thousands of people that suffer serious injury or wrongful death caused by poorly designed, shoddily manufactured or inadequately tested products. Many personal injury law firms do not handle product liability claims because of the complexity of the cases and the resources required to take on large corporations that expose the public to the risk of harm from their unsafe products. At Montlick & Associates, our experienced Sugar Hill product liability attorneys have been holding corporations accountable for dangerous and defective products since our law firm was founded in 1984.
Although many manufacturers in the U.S. have high quality control standards, some companies cut corners to increase revenue. It is particularly tragic that sometimes product manufacturers intentionally decline to use a safer design or to correct known manufacturing flaws to avoid spending a nominal amount more to make their product safe. While many products in the U.S. are subject to regulations and safety standards promulgated by the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC), there are many products that fall outside of this regulatory framework. The CPSC fulfills its mission by banning dangerous consumer products, issuing recalls of products already on the market, and researching potential hazards associated with consumer products.
The increasing volume of products imported from foreign countries and distributed by U.S. companies has increased the risk of products not subjected to the same quality control standards making their way into the homes of American consumers. A noteworthy example includes toys decorated with lead paint creating a serious risk of children suffering lead paint poisoning that can result in permanent mental disabilities.
Understanding Product Liability Law
Product liability law makes it easier to pursue a personal injury claim against a product manufacturer than a negligent driver in some cases. It is not necessary to establish the negligent conduct or entity responsible for the product defect. Companies that place defective products on the market may be liable as long as the defect was present when the product left the company’s control. Product liability law also relieves a personal injury victim of establishing which entity involved in the production and distribution of the product was responsible for creating the defect. All entities involved in the design, production, manufacturing, distribution and retailing of the product may be legally responsible for injuries to consumers.
There are multiple theories of liability that may be utilized in a Sugar Hill product liability lawsuit including negligence, strict liability or breach of warranty. Our experienced Sugar Hill product liability law firm utilizes industry experts to construct persuasive theories of liability in product liability cases. The types of defects that form the basis of defective product claims are design defects, manufacturing defects and marketing defects. Design defects are inherent in the specifications for the product. This means that even if the product is produced exactly as it was designed the defect will still be present. Manufacturing defects occur when something goes wrong during the actual production process and the final product deviates from the specs for the product. Marketing defects involve failing to provide sufficient instructions or warnings on the product labeling.
At the Sugar Hill product liability law firm of Montlick & Associates, we are qualified to represent clients injured by many types of defective products, including but not limited to the following:
- Automotive defects
- Defective drugs
- Faulty medical devices
- Dangerous machinery or equipment
- Consumer electronics
- Space heaters
- Defective motor vehicles
If a defective product injures you or a family member, you should keep all parts and the original packaging for the product and call Montlick & Associates. Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been the victim of a defective product in Sugar Hill or the surrounding area, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick & Associates' experienced Sugar Hill product liability attorneys.
Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you if needed. You can call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for a FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.