Atlanta Product Liability Lawyer
Were you injured by a dangerous or defective product?
Manufacturing companies in all fields are responsible for the safety of
their product and are liable for any injuries that result from defects
in the product. This area of personal injury law is referred to as product
liability, under which manufacturers are held to the quality and safety
of their products.
Product liability claims can be extremely complicated and difficult to
prove. The reason for this is because manufacturers are often large corporations
with an aggressive legal team defending them; these companies often have
a number of international imports being sold in the United States, making
it difficult to keep them accountable to American laws. That is why it
is important to retain the services of a qualified
Atlanta personal injury lawyer who understands all aspects of litigation and can help you file a product
liability claim against a negligent manufacturer.
Georgia Product Liability Law
Manufacturers can be held liable under a number of legal theories, according
to Georgia's law. The first is negligence, and like many other personal
injury cases, it claims that the manufacturer has the duty to care for
their consumers by making and marketing safe products. The most common
product liability claims involving negligence include:
This has to do with a glitch or inherent danger because of the defective
design of a product. Design defects or mistakes are quite dangerous because
they have the potential to impact large groups of consumers.
These are mistakes that occur during the production phase and are usually
credited to the use of cheap, poor-quality materials or shoddy workmanship.
Under the legal theory of product liability, manufacturing companies are
responsible for negligence committed by one or more workers.
Making the product is not the end of the manufacturing company's duty
to consumers. Some products are potentially dangerous and require instructions
by their very nature, such as industrial nail guns. It is the responsibility
of the same company to provide adequate instruction for the safe use of
the product and to warn of potential dangers if they are not obvious.
Other legal theories in product liability law include strict liability
and implied warranties.
is a type of tort theory that holds professionals and manufacturers liable
for defects or mistakes that cause injury. The difference between strict
liability and negligence is that strict liability does not require a plaintiff
to prove negligence or even actual financial damages in order to claim
compensation. Manufacturers of personal property are still liable for
their products even when they are sold through a third-party dealer.
Implied warranties offer contract-based grounds for product liability. According to the Uniform
Commercial Code, manufacturers are held to an implied warranty of merchantability
and of-fitness for a particular purpose. This means that the product must
be used for the purpose it was intended for by the seller and for the
purpose of the buyer, which is known to a seller. If the product is not
fit for either or both of these purposes, the manufacturer can be held
liable for damages.
Contact a Product Liability Attorney in Atlanta
If you or someone you know was injured by a defective product such as a
child's toy, prescription drug or even automobile, contact an Atlanta
personal injury attorney from
Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C. Not only do you deserve to be compensated for the losses you incurred
from the injuries, but the manufacturer should also be held responsible
for the quality of the product.
free consultation from our experienced legal team in Atlanta, Georgia.