Every day we use products we believe and trust to be safe and effective – from the medicines we take to the cars we drive. Unfortunately, the state of Louisiana has a short and strict timeline for filing lawsuits regarding product liability. Therefore, it would be best if you had someone on your side who understands the process and the ins and outs of the Louisiana Products Liability Act. A Lafayette product liability lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers has vast knowledge and experience involving general products liability.
Sadly, in many cases, the large corporations and manufacturers not only produced and marketed flawed products, but they also had knowledge of the dangers and did not properly warn consumers. We have the resources it takes to go against the biggest names in the industry and get innocent consumers the compensation they deserve. You can speak with a Lafayette personal injury lawyer to help you pursue compensation.
“I always wanted to be in a position to help people and I love the role being a lawyer allows to me to play” says Digger Earles. “I’ve always hated bullies and enjoy helping people combat bullies and large corporations.”
What Is Product Liability?
Product liability cases occur when a dangerous or defective product causes injury. Manufacturers have a responsibility to consumers to design, make, and distribute safe products. When they fail to do so, the users of their items could get hurt. Under Louisiana law, the company may be legally responsible for any injuries, expenses, and losses that occur.
Our produce liability attorneys represent the victims in these accidents, including adults, parents of injured children, and families of those who passed away from their injuries. We know how to build these cases and work based on contingency fees. We never ask our clients to pay us upfront to manage their cases.
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Common Types of Dangerous and Defective Products
Almost any product can be defective. However, most will not cause significant injuries. This is why most product liability cases tend to focus on a handful of product types. This includes:
- Auto parts: When there is a problem with tires or an auto part, it can cause a crash and serious injuries.
- Medications: Medications can sometimes cause unintended and unlisted complications because of issues with their design, manufacture, or missing warnings
- Medical devices: Medical devices can cause more harm than good under some circumstances; there have been many mass torts based on defective devices
- Children’s products: Toys and other products made for children are often harmful to babies, especially if they have small parts or incomplete instructions
- Tools: Power tools and household items top the list of dangerous tools, often because of manufacturing defects or poor instructions
Some people believe you only have a product liability claim if there is a recall on the product. This is a myth. Almost any product can support this type of lawsuit so long as you can show your injuries occurred as a result of using the product as intended or in a way the manufacturer could have predicted.
I thank God for Digger & David. I don’t know what we would have done if it hadn’t have been for them.Rick Smith | Client
Holding a Company Liable for Its Defective Products
Our attorneys for product liability know how to investigate, develop, and file a products liability case in Lafayette. In general, there are three ways a company can be liable for a dangerous product. This includes:
- Defective Design: If a product is not designed well or there are inherent issues, the designer may be legally responsible for any injuries.
- Defective Manufacture: The manufacturer is liable if something goes wrong in the manufacturing process that makes a product dangerous.
- Inadequate Warning: A company may be legally accountable for injuries or illness when they fail to provide adequate warnings or instructions for their products.
Our lawyers may be able to uncover the cause of your injuries and build a case showing how the company is responsible. We will gather evidence and develop a claim for compensation based on your injuries. We may be able to help you recover compensation for:
- Medical bills, current, and future
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic losses
- Wrongful death losses
You can trust us with your case. We have helped thousands of clients with the claims process. We may be able to help you get justice and recover money damages based on your injuries. We will answer your questions and explain more during a free consultation.
The reassurance from Digger and his staff gave me that renewed hope that it’s going to be okay down the road.Client
Examples of Product Liability Cases
Widespread product liability cases often support mass torts, such as class action lawsuits or multidistrict litigation. These often get a lot of media coverage. Two large product liability cases you may have heard about include:
Takata Airbag Recall
The largest automotive recall in history centers on the defective Takata airbags found in millions of vehicles manufactured by Honda, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota. The defect results in shrapnel-like metal shards and airbag components propelled throughout the vehicle interior.
When airbags are deployed, it frequently results in lacerations and blunt-force trauma that can cause injury or death. We are also handling Honda airbag cases with more minor injuries that normally would not qualify for claims under our usual review process, even an injury that does not appear to be permanent or life-threatening.
Tire failure can result in a serious car crash and even a vehicle rollover accident, causing severe injury or death to vehicle occupants. Air, heat, and sunlight can cause the rubber in tires to break down. When a tire is defective, potentially serious problems like tread breakdown and blowouts can occur long before the tire would be expected to wear out.
If the tire failure results from design or manufacturing defects, and the manufacturer is aware of the problem, they have an obligation to alert consumers to the potential danger.
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Speak With a Product Liability Attorney in Lafayette About Your Case Today
You can discuss your case with a lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers for free today. We provide complimentary case assessments for those hurt by a defective or dangerous product. In addition, we may be able to pursue damages on your behalf.
Call (337) 777-7777 to talk to a product liability lawyer about your legal options.