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Consumers assume that the products they buy are safe for use, but unfortunately, this is not always the case. There may be a defect in the way the product was designed, manufactured, or labeled that makes the product dangerous. If someone is injured due to a product defect, he or she has the right to file a product liability claim to recover compensation.
People who have suffered injuries due to a defective product should seek legal representation from a product liability attorney at law as soon as possible. Contact the Cossé Law Firm today by phone or by filling out the form on our website to schedule a free consultation regarding your case.
What Does A Product Liability Lawyer Do?
A product liability lawyer handles personal injury cases involving defective products. These legal professionals gather evidence that is needed to prove liability in the case, then fight tirelessly to recover the compensation that you deserve. In general, product liability cases are very complex, which is why working with an attorney is essential.
What Are The Different Types of Product Defects?
There are several different ways that a product defect can occur, leading to an injury, including:
- The packaging may not have contained a proper warning label or may not have had a warning label at all. This is known as a marketing or failure to warn product defect.
- The defect could have originated with the original design of the product, which is referred to as a design defect.
- The product may not have been designed well or designed for proper use, which is also a design defect.
- The deficiency may be due to an error in the product manufacturing facility. This is one of the most common types of defects, and it is known as a manufacturing defect.
An attorney’s first job will be determining which type of defect was responsible for your injuries. This is an important step in the product liability case because it can also determine who is to blame. For example, a manufacturer is responsible if the injury was caused by a manufacturing error, but the manufacturer may not be responsible if it was an issue with the product’s design.
How Our Attorneys Handle Product Liability Cases In The Automotive Industry
Product liability injuries can be caused by many of our everyday products, including but not limited to toys, kitchen appliances, and beauty products. Any type of product can have a defect, but unfortunately, many of the most dangerous defects occur in the automotive industry.
In Louisiana, there are two possible product liability claims involving motor vehicles. The first claim refers to a vehicle with an “unreasonably dangerous design,” which can lead to an injury or even wrongful death.
The second, and more common type of claim, applies to an injury caused by an improperly manufactured vehicle, vehicle part, or tire. For example, let’s say a manufacturing error leads to a defective airbag.
If the driver of this vehicle is involved in an accident, he may be seriously injured if the airbag does not work in the way it is intended. If you were injured due to a defective vehicle, an auto product liability attorney may be able to recover compensation on your behalf from:
- The vehicle manufacturer
- The companies that manufactured the parts
- The car dealership or used car dealer where the vehicle was purchased
- The automotive supply shop that provided and/or installed the defective parts
- A shipper or middleman
If you have been injured due to a defective motor vehicle, you may have a legal claim to seek compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and more. Whether the vehicle’s engine or braking system is defective, or if the tires put on your car or truck are poorly manufactured or installed, our firm can determine who is at fault and seek a successful resolution to your case. Seek legal representation from an automobile product liability attorney as soon as possible.
What To Do After Being Injured By A Defective Product
If you believe you have a valid product liability claim, there are few important things to keep in mind. Here’s what to do immediately after being injured by a defective product:
- Preserve the product: Make sure that the defective product is kept in the same condition as when the accident and/or injury occurred and do not return it to the manufacturer.
- See a doctor: Whether or not you think your injuries are serious, see a doctor so that you receive timely treatment and have your symptoms documented.
- Check for recalls: Look up whether a product was issued a recall. If it was not, notify the manufacturer and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- Compile evidence: Keep all related documents and product packaging, as well as any records of communication between you and the manufacturer or other related parties.
- Call an attorney: Contact a product liability lawyer to help you prepare your claim and prove liability in your case.
Following these steps may make it easier for you to recover compensation from designers, retailers, and manufacturers in a products liability claim.
Schedule A Free Consultation With One of the Top Product Liability Law Firms in New Orleans, LA
Have you been injured by a defective product? There’s no time to waste. Let the personal injury attorneys at the Cossé Law Firm fight for the compensation that you deserve. Some of our law firm’s many other practice areas include brain injuries, wrongful death, commercial truck accidents, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, spinal cord injuries, and other personal injury cases
During an initial consultation, we will review your case and address questions regarding legal services, fees, and legal options. To schedule a free consultation, please contact our law office by phone at 504-588-9500 or send us an email by filling out the online form on our site.