When you go shopping, you have a right to expect that the manufacturer and the retailer are making sure your chosen product(s) were made in compliance with government safety regulations. Unfortunately, Egan consumers are hurt by faulty products ranging from expired food to exploding tires daily. If you have suffered an injury due to a defective consumer product, an Egan product liability lawyer may be able to help you get compensated.
Manufacturers and retailers have a legal obligation to ensure their products are safe for the general public. When they fail to live up to that obligation, the consequences can be catastrophic for consumers. A faulty product can lead to injury or even wrongful death. You have the right to hold manufacturers and retailers financially accountable if you are hurt while using their product. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers wants to help you do that.
How Our Defective Product Liability Lawyers Can Help You
From our perspective, the most important thing we can do for our clients in a product liability case is prioritize their well-being. It is an unfortunate reality that manufacturers and retailers will often go into self-preservation mode after finding out you were hurt using their product. Examples of product makers and retailers going into protection mode include:
- Denying liability
- Hiding or obfuscating evidence of their negligence
- Offering you a financial settlement that does not fully compensate you for your damages
Many faulty product retailers and manufacturers depend on you being too severely injured to fight for your rights in product liability cases. When we take your case, you get a team of professionals who are ready, willing, and able to hold negligent manufacturers and retailers when they go into self-preservation mode. We do not get tired. We know your rights, and we will fight for them.
Our attorneys have over 250 years of combined experience fighting for our client’s best interests. As a result, we are well versed in collecting evidence and establishing fault in product liability claims. In addition, our experience has given us valuable insight into how to build a case that demonstrates the extent of your damages and puts you on solid legal ground to demand the compensation you deserve.
For a free legal consultation with a product liability lawyer serving Egan, call (337) 777-7777
Establishing the Legally Responsible Party
A manufacturer who fails to adhere to the government safety requirements concerning their product can be held liable for the damage caused by that failure. However, some products are not defective when they arrive on store shelves and become harmful because the store failed to observe basic product safety procedures.
For example, a retailer who kept perishable items on the shelf past their sell-by date or did not keep the product at a safe temperature can be liable for negligence if you were hurt after consuming the product. This is another area where a product liability attorney from our law firm can help you.
When we take your case, we will thoroughly collect all the relevant evidence. First, we look at the role played by both the manufacturer and the retailer in causing your injuries. Then we can fight for your right to recover compensation from one or both parties. The important thing to know is that we will follow the liability wherever it leads and fight for what you deserve.
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Types of Damages to Pursue in a Product Liability Case
The damages you can demand in a product liability case include any financial harm you suffered due to the faulty product. This includes medical bills related to treating your injuries and any wages you lost because the injury kept you from working. Bear in mind, however, that these are only economic damages.
You also have the right to demand compensation for non-economic damages like pain and suffering, mental anguish, or loss of quality of life. So, for example, if a faulty tire blew up and left you paralyzed, you would not be limited to seeking compensation for your treatment and lost wages. Instead, the law allows you to demand compensation for the fact that your life has been permanently changed for the worse by manufacturer or retailer negligence.
Determining the Value of Your Product Liability Claim
The value of a product liability case will be based on the total sum of your economic and non-economic damages. However, every product liability case affects the victims differently. Therefore, the financial losses and non-economic damages in your case will be specific to your case.
The best way to get an idea of how much your case could be worth is to sit down with a product liability attorney from our firm for a free consultation. After we understand all the facts and variables related to your case, we will be in a better position to advise you about its potential value. Remember, this consultation is free, and there is no obligation.
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Your Time Is Limited to File a Product Liability Lawsuit in Louisiana
Like most states, Louisiana limits how much time you have to demand damages in a product liability case. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations. Under CC Art. 3492, you have one year from the date of the injury caused by the faulty product to demand damages from the negligent manufacturer or retailer.
Keep this date in mind if you think you may seek damages in your case. If you do not demand damages before the expiration date, you may permanently lose your right to do so. If we take your case, we can help you file all necessary paperwork to seek damages within the allotted time.
Learn More by Contacting an Egan Product Liability Attorney Today
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers is dedicated to serving Egan residents in their hour of need. We do not think it is fair that you should suffer the trauma of being hurt by a faulty product and then have to pay out of pocket to seek justice in your case. If we take your case, you will not owe us any fees unless we win your case.
You are already in a challenging situation if you have been hurt due to a faulty product. The least we could do is make it as easy as possible for you to hold the negligent party accountable. All you have to do to get that ball rolling is call our product liability lawyers serving Egan today. We will gladly take care of the rest.