Product Liability Lawyer in Mobile
Even though consumers should be able to trust that the products they are using or the drugs they have been prescribed, this is not always the case. If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product or a dangerous drug, the product liability lawyers here at Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys can help you fight for justice and pursue compensation to recover your losses.
In a report recently issued by the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, it was noted that in 2010 over 38 million people sought medical treatment for injuries related to the use of a consumer product. As this figure was extremely high, prior studies were then compared to this 2010 report, which determined that over a three year period, injuries from consumer products averaged over 36 million each year.
These statistics highlight the prevalence of product-related injuries that happen to people. Product manufacturers should be held responsible for their faulty products. When a product defect causes an injury, don’t hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer.
To learn more, simply fill out the Free Case Review form.
Types of Product Liability Claims
Many of the most successful product liability claims involve class action lawsuits that have been filed against manufacturers of motor vehicles, pharmaceutical companies and the makers of dangerous medical devices. Product liability lawsuits, however, can involve any product that results in the injury of its consumers.
Some of the more common examples can include the following:
- Defective auto parts
- Defective medical devices
- Toxic chemical exposure to dangerous products
- Food (peanut butter / spinach / cantaloupe)
- Construction materials (Chinese drywall)
- Sporting equipment
- Dangerous drugs
- Malfunctioning equipment and machinery
- Dangerous or defective toys (easy bake ovens / Thomas & Friends wooden toys)
- Defective household appliances
- Furniture (children’s high chairs and cribs)
It’s important to note that in many cases, bad design or poor manufacturing techniques are often contributing factors to a product being defective.
What’s even more disturbing is that manufacturers are often aware of design flaws in their products, and yet they still promote and sell these items to the public – all the while knowing that people may be injured (the Ford Pinto automobile is a prime example of this).
Product Liability Overview
In general, a product liability claim can be separated into one of three primary categories: strict liability, negligence or breach of warranty.
The definition of each is:
A strict liability claim holds the manufacturer responsible for any personal injury caused by a defective product, regardless of intent or fault. In these types of cases, the fact that the product is defective is enough to hold the manufacturer liable for the injuries that resulted.
If any person who was involved in the design, production or distribution of a product failed to exercise reasonable care and which led to injury, they can be held accountable. Negligence claims include manufacturing mistakes, design errors and failure to adequately warn consumers of the dangers related to the product.
Breach of Warranty
A breach of warranty claim means that the responsible party violated their own guarantee of safety. These types of claims are usually a result of manufacturers, suppliers or retailers breaking an implied or expressed promise to consumers that the product is safe for use and free of defects.
In some instances, injury victims feel intimidated by the fact that they have been injured by a product that was manufactured by a large corporation or multi-national firm.
Here at Citrin law firm, we are not afraid to confront these organizations and to fight for the maximum compensation benefits that injury victims may be entitled to.
Contact Our Mobile Product Liability Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product or dangerous drug, it is important that you contact a product liability lawyer in Mobile, Alabama to help with your claim. You may be eligible to recover losses from medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain and emotional distress.
With decades of experience helping injury victims throughout Alabama, the attorneys at Citrin law firm have earned a reputation of fight for the rights of the individual – not large firms and organizations – and have the experience to handle your personal injury litigation.
With law office locations in Mobile, Daphne, and Foley, AL, we proudly serve injury victims across Mobile and Baldwin Counties. Our injury law firm offers a 100% FREE initial case review and we provide our legal services on a contingency-only basis, which means that we only charge for our services if we obtain a verdict or settlement for you.
To find out more, please contact us at 251-888-8888 and we will collect some details about your incident, and then quickly refer you to one of our attorneys – it’s that easy!
For those that would prefer to start immediately, simply fill out the Free Case Review form located at the top of this page and we will be in contact with you shortly.