Savannah Product Liability Attorney
Product liability is a term used when a company makes products with defects or manufactures the products in such a way that it results in the harm of consumers.
FAQ: How do I prove that a product was defective?
Proving that a product was defective and that this defect caused injury can be complicated. It may be necessary for experts to conduct a thorough investigation including whether or not multiple people were injured by the product. The product’s design, patent and manufacturer must all be reviewed alongside the applicable industry and governmental standards.
FAQ: Am I able to sue a foreign corporation that was responsible for producing a defective product?
If a product is sold in the United States, the corporation that produced it is subject to the laws and regulations of this country. It is more cost effective for many corporations to manufacture their products overseas and some local companies have pieces of their products made in other countries as well. It can be very difficult to sue a foreign corporation for a defective product claim, so it is crucial to consult with an experienced product liability lawyer.
FAQ: What information should I collect that could help my claim?
The following information can help your attorney when pursuing a product liability lawsuit:
- What the defective product was
- Receipt for the product or information on where the product was purchased
- Any manuals, instructions for use or other material that came with the product
- Pictures of the product and the injury
- Copies of medical records related to treatment of the injury
- Documentation of any time missed from work that was related to the injury
- Receipts for the rectification of any property damage, like cleaning bills or receipts for home damage
- Details of how the injury occurred
- Contact information of any witnesses
- Effects of the injuries on your dependents, if any
FAQ: Is there a statute of limitations for filing a defective product claim?
Yes, in every state there is a limited amount of time a victim has to file a lawsuit. In Georgia, you have two years to file a defective product claim.
FAQ: Are there different types of product defects?
Product defects can be separated into three types: (1) manufacturing defects, (2) design defects, and (3) insufficient instructions or warnings.
- A manufacturing defect occurs when the product is well designed, but the way in which it was produced makes it unsafe for consumers.
- In products that have design defects, the entire design of the product is deemed unsafe, so it can be reasonable to assume that the entire product line is dangerous. Design defects can also refer to how a product is packaged.
- When a manufacturer fails to include proper warnings or instructions for safe operation of the product, they can be held accountable when a consumer suffers an injury.
At The Eichholz Law Firm, we believe that companies should be held responsible for compensating consumers when their products result in injury, property damage, or in extreme cases, loss of life.