Whether it’s your first new car, a special toy for your baby, or a simple bedside lamp, you have the right to expect the products you buy to be safe for use. A defective product may cause injuries ranging from inconvenient to tragically fatal.
If you or someone you love is injured or has died from a defective product, our Lawtell product liability lawyers are fierce partners who will work hard to help you in your pursuit of compensation for yourself or your loved one. Our personal injury attorneys care about you.
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- Top 100 of The National Trial Lawyers
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How Much Does it Cost for a Product Liability Attorney?
Our product liability attorneys offer you a free case evaluation. During that visit, we can also discuss our fees or payment options.
Our firm can work on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not pay any attorneys’ fees unless we help you secure a compensation settlement or judgment. At that time, our fees will come from a percentage of the final settlement amount.
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Damages That May be Recovered in a Product Liability Cas
Our attorneys will carefully review your case and look at all of the ways your life has been impacted by injury or loss. It’s probable that no amount of compensation will return your life to the way it was before your injury or loss, but we will help you fight for all of the compensation you are due to cover damages such as:
- Past, current, and future medical bills including treatment, travel to and from care, hospitals, specialists, therapy and rehab, prescription and OTC medications, medical equipment, palliative care, and hospice care
- Loss of income and future earnings, and loss of earning capacity should the injury make it impossible for you to continue in your normal work
- Property damages associated with the harm caused by the defective product
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship, should your injury cause your partner relationship to change
- Funeral and burial costs
- Legal fees
- Loss of financial support
- General loss of enjoyment of life
The Burden of Proof for a Product Liability Case
In Louisiana, if you have suffered an injury or a death has occurred, our attorneys will determine where the product liability responsibility lies.
As the plaintiff, you will need to prove that:
- You were injured, or there was a loss of life
- The product was defective and that defect caused the injury or loss
- You handled the product in a reasonable manner, using it as it was intended to be used
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Product Liability Law in Louisiana
Each state has laws that apply to product liability. In Louisiana, the Louisiana Products Liability Act (LPLA) spells out specific conditions to consider when pursuing your fair compensation settlement or judgment, such as:
- The statute of limitations is one year from the time of the injury to file a claim for personal injury and/or property damage. That time limit may be extended under certain conditions. Our attorneys will help you determine how much time you may have to file.
- The LPLA does not allow you to sue for punitive damages but does allow for compensatory damages. Our liability lawyers help you distinguish between the two types of damages and account for all areas of compensation that you may be due.
- If there was a defect in the construction, composition, or design of the product, or there was no adequate warning about the product, or the product didn’t conform to the manufacturer’s express warranty, the manufacturer may be liable for a claim. Our product liability attorneys help to break these components down for you as you consider the aspects of your claim and potential compensation.
- Your claim may be brought against one or more of the following: the product designers, manufacturers, distributors, and sellers. You and our Lawtell attorneys will identify those potentially liable as you all work to build a strong case.
Entities Considered Product Manufacturers for the Purposes of Liability
According to the LPLA, manufacturers may be liable for injury or loss of life associated with a defective product. Our product liability attorneys will study the product and its history to identify any entity or person who may be considered a manufacturer and therefore liable for a defective product. Briefly, these may include:
- One who labels the product as his own or as a product he’s manufactured
- A seller of the product who can influence or alter any part of the product that causes harm
- An importer who sells or distributes a product from a foreign country
Contact a Lawtell Product Liability Attorney for Help
Our attorneys care about you and your case. We invite you to reach out today and connect with us. We are ready to fight for you and your rights.