Gainesville, GA Dangerous Products Lawyer
Skilled Dangerous Products Attorneys Representing Those in Gainesville
Defective products, ranging from defective vehicles, tires, off-road utility vehicles, heavy machinery, and equipment to household consumer products and children’s toys can cause catastrophic injury and death. You may be entitled to compensation if you or someone you know has been harmed by a defective product. Davies Hothem Injury Law’s Gainesville, GA Dangerous Product Lawyers have an extensive history of litigating product defect claims and obtaining full and just compensation for their clients.
Gainesville, Dangerous Products Attorney
A manufacturer owes a duty to exercise reasonable care in manufacturing its products and ensure the products are reasonably safe for foreseeable and intended use. When a manufacturer places a defective and unreasonably dangerous product into the stream of commerce, it can be held liable when that product later injures a consumer. In choosing a particular design, manufacturers can be held accountable for choosing a design over alternative ones that were safer, marketable, and technologically feasible.
Generally, a manufacturer is responsible for defective products 10 years after the product was first sold. This limitation does not apply to a manufacturer’s duty to warn consumers of dangers it later learns of, nor does it apply when there is evidence that the product caused disease or birth defects, or the manufacturer’s conduct shows willful and wanton behavior. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is an excellent resource for staying abreast of the most recent safety-related product recalls.
If you or a loved one was injured by a defective or dangerous product in Georgia, call Davies Hothem Injury Law today.
What is Product Liability?
There are three general types of product defects: design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing and/or packaging defects.
Design defects: A design defect occurs when the product’s intended design creates an unreasonable risk of harm when used in a foreseeable manner. To establish a product is defectively designed, the question often boils down to reasonableness. In other words, whether the manufacturer acted reasonably in choosing a particular design, given the probability and seriousness of the risk posed by the design, the usefulness of the product, and the burden on the manufacturer to eliminate the risk. This analysis is referred to as a “risk-utility” analysis.
Manufacturing defects: A manufacturing defect occurs during the production process in which the product is not produced according to the intended design. An experienced product liability attorney will track the product to the plant in which it originated and gather all available evidence regarding the plant’s quality control process. Typically, manufacturing defects occur in batches where more than one defective product was produced but nonetheless managed to get through “quality control” and into the stream of commerce.
Marketing/packaging defects: When a manufacturer is aware of certain dangers its products may pose to consumers, it has a duty to adequately warn of these dangers on its packaging. A manufacturer may be held accountable for marketing practices that led a consumer to rely on representations that were misleading, resulting in an injury.
Common Georgia Dangerous Products Cases We Handle
The most popular types of defective and unreasonably dangerous products we see are:
- Automobile Defects Resulting in Auto Accidents
- Safety Restraint Failure (Airbags, Seatbelts)
- Tire Blowout or Separation Resulting in Auto Accidents
- Rollover Roof Crush
- Tesla Autopilot Crashes
- 4 Wheelers, ATVs, UTVs, Golf Carts
- Household Goods
- Children’s Toys
- Pharmaceuticals Drugs
- Medical Devices
While a safety-related recall is not required to prove a product liability case, it can be a good starting point for an investigation. The National Highway Safety Administration, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are the three primary governmental entities that investigate and announce safety-related recalls.
Steps to Take After A Dangerous Products Injury
- After first seeking medical attention, ensure the product is preserved and not altered in any way. The product is the most important piece of evidence in your case.
- Photograph your injuries and document your recovery.
Last, but not least, contact the Product Defect Attorneys at Davies Hothem Injury Law to preserve your claim.
Contact our Gainesville, GA Dangerous Products Lawyer Now!
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, it is critical that you contact us to speak with one of our Gainesville, GA Dangerous Products attorneys at Davies Hothem Injury Law. We have the expertise and resources required to investigate even the most challenging product liability cases, as well as the unwavering tenacity to litigate against the largest corporations in the
The United States.