Every consumer has a right to expect the companies who make products to have taken reasonable steps to ensure those products are safe. But sadly, faulty consumer products hurt people all over Louisiana every day. Sometimes the injuries from these products result in irreparable harm or even death for the victim. When this happens to you or a loved one, a consumer product liability attorney can help you demand damages.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers want to help. Companies have a legal obligation to keep their products safe. When they do not live up to that obligation, you have the right to hold them accountable by demanding damages. Our Cecilia product liability lawyers have been helping local residents with product liability cases for years, and we want to do the same for you.
How Our Lawyers Can Help with Your Product Liability Case
We are a Louisiana personal injury law firm with one mission: to help our clients assert their rights to demand damages after they have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. The attorneys at our firm have over 250 years of combined experience fighting for our clients in all types of cases, including product liability.
Product liability claims can be complicated because manufacturers and retailers often seek to obfuscate the truth by denying liability or being less than forthcoming with accident victims. A product liability attorney from our firm can help gather evidence that the manufacturer or retailer (or both) knew or should have known their product was potentially dangerous and put it on the market anyway. This is an important first step in making a case for damages.
We will also help compile evidence, such as your medical bills and lost wages, that the faulty product maker’s negligence has caused you or your loved one significant harm. In some extreme cases, faulty products can cause permanent injury or even death. No matter the circumstance in your case, a product liability lawyer from our firm will demand the maximum recoverable damages possible concerning your losses.
For a free legal consultation with a product liability lawyer serving Cecilia, call (337) 777-7777
Determining Liability for Defective Products
Determining liability in a product liability claim is incredibly important. That is because whoever was negligent in producing or selling the faulty product can legally be held accountable for the damages caused. In most product liability cases, the liability will fall on one or both of the following parties:
- The product manufacturer
- The product retailer
Manufacturers must ensure their product is safe for use before shipping it to retailers or putting the product on the market. Likewise, retailers must ensure they properly advise customers on the proper use of the product and remove a faulty product from their inventory if they have reason to believe it is harmful to consumers.
So, for example, if a manufacturer knew their product was dangerous and allowed it to be sold to unsuspecting consumers, they would bear liability in your case. However, a retailer could also bear some liability if they continued selling the product after it was recalled by the manufacturer or if consumers began reporting problems. Our lawyers will hold all the negligent parties accountable in your case.
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Types of Product Liability Cases Our Law Firm Handles
Product liability cases can take many forms. Some common examples of product liability cases include:
- Faulty medical equipment (e.g., bair hugger injuries)
- Defective products (e.g., Takata airbags or exploding tire cases on Ford Explorers)
- Faulty surgical implants (e.g., hip replacements, breast implants)
- Dangerous medication with undisclosed side effects
Recoverable Damages Available in Product Liability Claims
Faulty consumer products can cause devastating injuries to unsuspecting victims. They can lead to mountains of medical bills, lost wages, or even permanent disability and loss of life. Any financial losses you suffered in a product liability case would constitute recoverable damages you could demand from the negligent party.
You also have the right to demand compensation for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering or emotional distress. For example, if your product liability led to wrongful death or permanent disability, we will work with you to calculate an adequate demand for your non-economic damages.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
Generally, the amount of damages in your case rises with the severity of your economic damages and non-economic losses. However, the value of each product liability case our lawyers take is different because your economic losses and non-economic damages are unique to your case. If you are wondering if you have a strong case for product liability or how much your case is worth, we strongly recommend you reach out to our office for a free consultation.
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Louisiana Law Limits Your Time to File a Product Liability Lawsuit
It is important to act quickly if you plan to seek damages in a product liability lawsuit. The Louisiana statute of limitations on demanding damages is one year from the date of the injury per CC Art. 3492. In addition, eligible family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit, according to CC Art. 2315.2. In a few circumstances, if you do not demand damages before the statute of limitations expires, you will lose your right to do so.
It also usually works to your advantage to demand damages as early as possible in a product liability case. The sooner our product liability lawyers can start working on your case, the more likely they will be able to uncover conclusive evidence of negligence by the product manufacturer or the retailer. Every day of delay in filing a case makes it more likely that valuable evidence will be lost or intentionally destroyed by a manufacturer or retailer.
Discuss Your Claim with a Cecilia Product Liability Attorney Today
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers know that you are probably in a financial bind after suffering injuries due to a defective product. Our mission is to hold the negligent party accountable in product liability cases, not the accident victim. That is why we take these cases on what is known as a contingency-fee basis. We will assume all the costs of our legal services while working on your claim, and there will not be a bill unless we collect damages.
It is not your fault you were hurt, so you should not have to pay out of pocket to get justice for your injuries. So, if you let us take your case, you only have to worry about recuperating and recovering. Our Cecilia product liability lawyers will take care of the legal stuff. We need you to reach out and contact our firm about your case. After that, you can leave the rest up to us.