Valdosta Product Liability Lawyers
Fighting for the Rights of Those Injured by Defective Products
Have you or a loved one been injured by a defective product? Since 1972, the legal team at Langdale Law has fought for the legal rights of the wrongfully injured throughout Georgia and the United States. Our Valdosta product liability attorneys can help you seek compensation that will cover all your accident-related losses.
What Is Product Liability?
Product liability is a type of civil legal claim. You can file a product liability lawsuit when a defective product causes injury or death to you or a loved one. Depending on the cause of your accident and the extent of your injuries, you should be able to obtain compensation from the product’s designer, manufacturer, seller, or another party in the supply chain.
By filing a product liability claim, you may be eligible to receive compensation for:
- All medical expenses related to the accident
- Lost wages (or loss of earning capacity)
- Replacing or repairing any damaged property
- Pain and suffering
- And other losses deemed relevant to your accident and recovery
Types of Defective Product Cases
The three main types of product liability claims are based on the cause or origin point of the defect in question. They are:
- Design defects: If a product is designed poorly from the get-go, it is likely that every single product in the line will be defective. Design defects often lead to entire product recalls since the product was defective all the way from the design phase. The party responsible for designing the defective product may owe you—and numerous other users—compensation for your losses.
- Manufacturing defects: If a product was designed correctly but built poorly, defects may occur at the manufacturing phase. Manufacturing defects may only affect one product, a few, or an entire collection of the product depending on the scale of the error. In such cases, the manufacturer can be held responsible for your accident-related losses.
- Marketing defects/failure to warn: Have you ever noticed large warning labels on household and other goods? Even when these seem unnecessary or over the top, such warnings are crucial to protecting consumers from using products in a manner that could cause injury to themselves or others (especially children). If a potentially dangerous product fails to warn users of a certain hazard, and that hazard leads to injury, the party responsible for labeling and or marketing the product can be held liable for damages.
Common Product Defects
Any type of product that is manufactured, whether for the general public or specialized fields, can be defective and potentially harm others. That said, product liability claims tend to be most common among those who work in jobs that regularly use heavy machinery, like construction, agriculture, and manufacturing.
Product liability claims often involve:
- Auto defects (faulty brakes, broken steering, prone to rollovers, etc.)
- False claims
- Food and agricultural products
- Improper warning labels
- Incorrect or unclear user instructions
- Malfunctioning equipment and appliances
- Medical products and devices
- Toxic substances (asbestos, lead, etc.)
- Toy defects (choking hazards, for example)
Contact an Attorney to Hold the Responsible Party Liable
If you have been injured by a defective product, you are not alone. Millions of consumers and workers have been injured by defective products over the years. Fortunately, the law is on your side. The federal Consumer Safety Act (CPSA) of 1972 gave the government the power to develop safety standards and initiate recalls for products that present unreasonable or serious safety risks to consumers. We will use this and other laws to build you a strong claim that will set you up for the maximum compensation available.