Every day we trust that our designers, manufacturers and farmers will supply us with items and products that are safe, well labeled and effective. Unfortunately, due to circumstances that are often beyond our control, we can become the victims of defective products that make us very sick, hurt us or even worse, inflict a fatal injury.
In a 2011 study released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), it was reported that between 2008 and 2010, there were over 43,000 emergency-department treated injuries that were caused by everyday items like defective television sets and furniture that fell onto innocent people – and out of those 43,000 cases, over 240 were fatal.
With this alarming statistic in mind, if you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a defective product – you may be eligible to receive compensation for the injuries sustained. A competent product liability attorney will be able help determine if you have a case, and if so – the best way to move forward with your litigation.
Here at The Eichholz Law Firm, our Georgia product liability lawyers take aggressive action against insurance companies and demand justice for clients. We have successfully negotiated over $40 MILLION in verdicts and settlements for customers just like you, and offer a free, confidential consultation about your potential products liability case.
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Common Types of Product Liability Cases
A product liability case may arise if a product is considered defective, unsafe, or fails to meet design, construction or performance standards and causes harm to someone.
The most common types of product liability claims, or defective product claims, include manufacturing defect, design defect and instances in which there were insufficient instructions or warnings on the product.
Some examples of how defective products may cause harm include (but are not limited to):
- An electric shock or fire related to a defective toaster or laptop or other defective household appliance.
- An injury to a child or infant due to a dangerous toy or hazardous children’s product.
- A defect in an automobile (such as the defects that prompted the Toyota recall and the Takata defective airbags recall).
- A furniture item that is not manufactured correctly
- Defective medicine (Yaz, Byetta, Pradaxa)
- Grevous body harm caused by incorrectly engineered machinery
- Mesothelioma caused by asbestos fibers contained in building materials
- Defective medical products (Bard IVC Filter, Stryker Hip Implant, Bair Hugger warming blanket)
Due to the large settlements that can be involved in product liability cases, often an insurance underwriter of the manufacturer will send out an assessor to evaluate the situation – to help determine their best line of defense against the claims made against their policy holder.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to remember that these people are NOT your friend. They are trained to extract information from you and your loved ones that can be used against you in a court of law.
At this point, it is wise to look into hiring the services of an experienced Georgia product liability attorney that has the skills and resources to protect you from these insurance companies. A competent attorney will also be able to guide you through the litigation process and be determined to fight for your rights.
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Contact a Georgia Product Liability Attorney Today
A product liability injury can bring chaos into your life in an instant. While Georgia law and federal regulations exist to protect consumers, it is important to note that there are time limits that exist for filing your claim.
At our firm, our product liability attorneys can help to take the worry out of injury litigation, so that you can focus on getting healthy and “back to normal” again.
We proudly fight for the rights of the people – not corporations – and offer our clients a free case evaluation, to help determine if they have grounds to file a claim, and if so, we can advise on the best way to move forward.
With our main office located in Savannah and we proudly offer our services to victims throughout the region including:
…. and are ready to help fight for your rights in a court of law.
To find out more, contact us on (866) 947-7449 ((866) 947-7449) and our intake specialists will collect the details of your case, and connect you with one of our liability attorneys to discuss the merits of your claim. We offer free case reviews and only get paid when we win.
Alternatively, to start today, simply fill out the form towards the top of this page – it’s strictly confidential and 100% FREE to send.