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Lafayette Product Liability Lawyer

Products are used everyday. Whether it’s the food you eat, the cars you drive, the furniture you sit on or any other products you use, you expect them to work. When those products fail, causing harm or fatalities, you have the right to seek compensation through a product liability claim. 

At our law firm, we have won millions of dollars fighting for our clients. If you or someone you love has been a victim to a defective product, give our office a call. We will make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

Product Liability Lawyer

What Is Product Liability?

Product liability is the area of the law that governs people being harmed by defective or dangerous products. Manufacturers, sellers, retailers, distributors, suppliers and/or any others who make the product available to the public, are obligated to making a product available that is reasonably safe. When those products are proven to be unsafe, a claim can be opened against those who put an unsafe product out for consumers to use. 

Product liability cases are notoriously complex. It is a vast area of law and can include almost any types of tangible products.  

These types of cases require a technical and legal understating. Each case has unique aspects that necessitate the use of an experienced Lafayette Product Liability Lawyer. That is why if you or someone you know is injured or killed as a result of a defective product, it is important to make sure to contact the right attorney immediately. You or that person you know may be entitled to compensation.

Craig A. Davis, APLC handles all type of defective product and product liability cases. Mr. Davis has been handling such cases for over 30 years and has proven he has the ability to obtain optimal results for you.

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Types of Product Defects

Overall, there are 3 ways a company or individual can be held responsible for a dangerous product that was available to consumers.  

Design Defect

If you believe the product that led to your injuries was defectively designed, you will need to show that the product is inherently dangerous when it is manufactured and used as intended. It is not that there was a fluke in the creation of the product. Instead, the defect arose during the design phase, and all of the products are made in a way that makes them dangerous for consumers.

Manufacturing Defect

When a product has a manufacturing defect, it means it was created or assembled in a way that was not in accordance with the design and made the product dangerous when used as intended. In this situation, the product would not be dangerous if it were manufactured as it was designed. However, a mistake during the manufacturing process created a risk that one or more of the products would cause harm.

Inadequate Warning Defect

A product may have a warning defect if there is a risk of harm when the product is used as intended, or in a reasonably foreseeable unintended way, yet it does not have the necessary warnings to inform you or other users about this risk. This is common when a product is designed and manufactured as safely as possible, yet still poses a risk to users.

Our team may be able to uncover the cause of your injuries and build a case showing how the company is responsible. We will gather evidence and develop a claim for compensation based on your injuries. We may be able to help you recover compensation for:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Physical limitations
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Wrongful death losses
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Consult With A Lafayette Product Liability Attorney Today

For over 30 years, Craig and his team has helped thousands of personal injury victims pursue compensation for damages owed to them. We are dedicated to providing competent, compassionate legal support, and giving you and your family the personalized attention you deserve. Our lawyers are committed to fighting for your rights and helping you recover maximum compensation for your injuries and losses. Give us a call today. Our conversations are always free and you don’t pay anything unless we win your case!

Common Types Of Product Liability Cases

  • Auto Part Defects– Vehicles are a complex machine composed of many interrelated system. All of which must work properly to ensure a safe ride not just for those in the car but outside and around the car. Faulty brakes, steering wheels, and other auto part defects can result in devastating collisions.
  • Medication Defects– Medications can sometimes cause unintended and unlisted complications because of issues with their design, manufacture, or missing warnings. If a medication causes an injury or illness that is not listed as a potential side effect, any victims may have grounds for a claim against the pharmaceutical company that manufactured it.
  • Medical Equipment Defects– Medical devices can cause more harm than good under some circumstances; there have been many mass torts based on defective devices. Things like defective pacemakers, defibrillators, and other medical equipment can result in fatal complications.
  • Children’s Toy Defects– The thought of a child being injured by a toy seems unimaginable, but dangerous toys have caused serious and fatal injuries. If toys have small parts or incomplete instructions they are at higher risk for having defects. 
  • Tire Defects– Properly working tires are essential for safe driving. A small defect in the tread or tire pressure could be all it takes to cause a devastating accident.
  • Seat Belt Defects– In a serious accident, your seat belt could be the difference between life and death, or between suffering a minor injury and a permanent disability. If your seat belt did not work properly and you were severely hurt as a result, you may have grounds for a claim against its manufacturer or another party.
  • Airbag Defects– Airbags that deploy for no reason or that projects shrapnel can result in catastrophic injuries including brain trauma, blindness, and deep lacerations.
  • Swimming Pool Defects– There are countless factors that cause swimming pool accidents , but many of them involve defectively designed swimming pools, pumps, and drains.
  • Portable Generator Defects– Negligently labeled or poorly designed generators can cause electrocution, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other serious (and potentially fatal) injuries.

Speak With Product Liability Lawyers Today

Every year consumer products are involved in the deaths of an estimated 23,000 Americans and injuries to 31 million others.

In product liability lawsuits, there are many types of evidence that may be used to prove liability. The most important evidence in your case will depend on the specific cause of the defect and how that defect contributed to your injuries. This is why it’s so important to hire an experienced and proven attorney that you know will fight to pursue the damages you are owed. 

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, call us today. All case evaluations are free and you don’t pay us anything unless we win your case. 

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