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Atlanta Product Liability Lawyers

Slappey & Sadd, LLC is an Atlanta based personal injury law firm that successfully handles Product Liability and other Personal Injury Cases resulting in wrongful death or severe injuries that may permanently impact your quality of life, income, or long-term health. Slappey & Sadd, LLC is an experienced, high quality law firm. We are careful in deciding which cases to pursue, so we can focus on helping the people who have suffered the most serious harm as a result of clear cases of negligence. To the cases we pursue, we commit the full financial, legal, and emotional resources of our firm.  Call 404-255-6677 for an evaluation of your product liability case at no charge.

Strict product liability typically allows an action against a manufacturer that sells any defective product resulting in injury to a buyer or anyone who uses it. If you are injured by a defective product, you may not need to prove that a manufacturer was negligent, but only that the product was defective. A strict liability action can be brought against the parties that designed, manufactured, sold or furnished the product.

A law suit against the manufacturer or seller of a defective product is known as a products liability case. There are two general types of liability. The first deals with a product that is defectively designed or manufactured. Examples of this are a missing piece to a drill press or faulty wiring in an electrical appliance. The other type of liability deals with the failure to adequately warn consumers of the dangers the product might cause. Product liability cases also develop where inadequate warnings or instructions to the consumers have been given. Virtually all products include some type of instructions that are supposed to guide a consumer in the proper way to use the product. Also, manufacturers have a legal obligation to inform users of any hazards that may result from using the product, but cannot be avoided by the design of a product.

 

Atlanta Product Liability Attorney

Design Defects

Design defects, ranging from defective harness systems on child car seats to hair dryers that dangerously overheat, cause million of injuries annually. These occur before the product is created, in the initial planning phase. Oftentimes, manufacturers catch these after products have been distributed for sale and have to launch a recall. The problem with recalls, however, is that 1) they often occur too late and 2) product owners may never hear of the recall.

Defective Manufacturing

These flaws result from mistakes or problems that take place during the actual production phase, and they may only affect a few specific items out of many properly working, safe products. One example of a manufacturing defect is a rolling office chair whose wheel disengages, causing the person in the chair to fall and injure her back. Like products with design defects, products with manufacturing defects are frequently recalled, albeit too late, in many cases.

Inadequate Testing

This is all too common when it comes to safety crash testing. Most corporations test crashworthiness, safety belt effectiveness, and other elements at only 40 miles per hour and only in front-end crashes, rendering these tests inconclusive. Yet these standards have yet to be revised. Other examples include faulty electrical wiring and inefficient child restraint systems.

Marketing Misrepresentation

Marketing defects include improper labeling of products, insufficient instructions, or the failure to warn consumers of a product's hidden danger. A negligent or intentional misrepresentation regarding a product may also give rise to a product liability claim.

Some examples of problems that lead to a products liability claim include:

  • Defective clothing
  • Inadequate product warnings or instructionsbr>
  • Unsafe drugsbr>
  • Dangerous equipment
  • Product design errors

These are just some of the situations that can lead to a product liability case.  In addition, a product liability case is often part of another case such as medical malpractice or personal injury.  Your lawyer should explore every option available when you are injured.


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