If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one because of a defective product, you may be entitled to financial compensation. A Lake Charles defective product lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to help you recover damages from the product’s manufacturer.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777. If you qualify, we may be able to work for you on a contingency-fee-basis with no out-of-pocket payments required to start.
Defective Product Cases
Defective products of all types cause serious injuries and death every year. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) collects data and issues recalls for consumer products that can be dangerous, such as children’s toys, kitchen appliances, televisions, and furniture. Many of these injuries and deaths take place when people are using the products as expected, for the intended purpose under normal conditions.
In general, a product may be considered defective if there was a flaw in its design, manufacturing process, or marketing. If you were injured by a defective product, you might be able to recover compensation from the product’s manufacturer. You do not need the product to be under a recall in order to sue for your damages. This type of legal action is also referred to as a “product liability” case.
For a free legal consultation with a defective product lawyer serving Lake Charles, call (337) 777-7777
Protection Under the Louisiana Products Liability Act
The Louisiana Revised Statutes (RS) §2800.51, also known as the Louisiana Products Liability Act (LPLA), gives consumers who have been injured or have lost a loved one due to a defective product the right to pursue damages from the product’s manufacturer.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers understands the LPLA. We may be able to help you fight for compensation for your damages if this or any other applicable laws in Louisiana entitle you to do so.
If you have questions about the product that harmed you or someone you love, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777. A representative of our firm will be happy to discuss your accident and your legal options during your free case review.
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Options for Pursuing Compensation for Defective Product Injuries
If you were hurt by a defective product, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers might be able to help you file a personal injury lawsuit. If your loved one lost their life due to a defective product, we might be able to assist you with a wrongful death lawsuit.
Some defective products impact so many consumers that a class action lawsuit is formed. A class-action lawsuit is a type of group lawsuit that allows multiple defendants who were wronged in the same way to pursue compensation together. A mass tort is another type of group lawsuit that may be available for certain defective products.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to help you participate in an existing group lawsuit if one exists for your defective product case. If not, we are happy to help you file an individual action against the party responsible for your damages.
How Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Can Help You
Trying to recover damages after an injury or wrongful death from an incident involving a defective product can be stressful and overwhelming. A Lake Charles defective product lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to manage all aspects of your case when we represent you.
We may be able to help you by:
- Evaluating your legal options and determine a course for pursuing compensation
- Collecting evidence related to the product
- Collecting evidence related to your injuries, such as medical records
- Handling communications with the product manufacturer’s insurance company on your behalf
- Filing an insurance claim and/or lawsuit against them
- Negotiating for a settlement on your behalf
- Taking your case to trial if the insurance company refuses to make you a fair offer
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Determining Damages After a Defective Product Incident
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you determine the value of your damages after a defective product incident. If you are filing a personal injury case, your potentially recoverable damages may include:
- Medical bills, including doctor’s appointments, surgeries, hospitalizations, rehabilitation services, prescriptions, and over-the-counter medications
- Property damage
- Lost wages if you are out of work during your recovery
- Pain and suffering
In a defective product wrongful death case, the potentially recoverable damages may include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pre-death medical care
- Loss of income
- Loss of care
- Loss of guidance
The Statute of Limitations in Louisiana
Time is a critical factor in defective product cases. The Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492 sets the general statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits at one year from the date of your accident. For wrongful death lawsuits, the general statute of limitations is one year from the date of your loved one’s death.
If you wait too long, you may forfeit your right to sue. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you file your lawsuit on time when we represent you.
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
If you were injured or if your loved one was killed by a defective product, a Lake Charles defective product lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to help. Allow us to coordinate all of the legal work in your case while you focus on your recovery.
To learn more about our services and your legal options in a free, no-obligation case review with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get to work for you.
If you qualify, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to work for you on a contingency-fee-basis. In this arrangement, our attorney fees come as a percentage of your court award and settlement offer, if and when you win your case. If we are unable to help you recover compensation, you do not need to pay us attorney fees.