Dangerous and Defective Product Lawyers
Dedicated to Protecting The Health and Safety of Good People in the Carolinas
Manufacturers will often rush to bring new products to market and fail to ensure that a new product is safe for consumers to use, resulting in severe injury and even death. In other situations, manufacturers are aware of the defects or dangers their products contain, yet they decide to keep those hazards quiet so they don't have to recall millions of dollars' worth of merchandise. These unethical tactics have caused countless people to suffer lifelong health complications and even death.
When dangerous or defective products cause people to suffer, the legal team at Grimes Teich Anderson is ready to fight for the full and fair financial compensation that victims and their families may be entitled to. With over 40 years of successful claim resolutions, we've proven that we're the firm that's willing to do whatever it takes to get justice and maximum compensation for good people in the Carolinas.*
Popular Dangerous or Defective Products on the Market
People can encounter unsafe or defective products in their daily lives at home, work, or school. Unfortunately, dangerous products often disproportionately harm the most vulnerable among us: our children and our sick and elderly. Below are examples of unsafe and defective product cases that Grimes Teich Anderson handles.
If you or a loved one have been injured or have suffered due to a dangerous or defective product, our attorneys are ready to help.
Types of Defects in Dangerous Product Liability Claims
Any product can be considered dangerous if a defect caused it to injure someone. Different types of product defects that can result in product liability cases include:
Design. It's a manufacturer's responsibility to ensure a product is designed to mitigate potential harm to consumers. If a product is inherently dangerous, it must be redesigned, or consumers must be warned.
Manufacturing. When making new products, manufacturers are expected to make sure they are being created safely and effectively. Unfortunately, some companies choose to cut corners and produce goods that put consumers in danger for a quick profit.
Marketing and Failure to Warn. A product without appropriate safety warnings or instructions can lead to an injury. Frequently, a product does not come with adequate warnings about potential hazards or side-effects. The product manufacturer must notify consumers of any product dangers and instruct them on the proper use of a product.
You have a right to expect that any product you buy, regardless of the retail venue, will work like it's supposed to and will be safe for you and your family to use. If you or someone you know suffered an injury from a dangerous product, you need to start thinking about your health and protecting your legal rights.
Common Injuries Resulting From Dangerous or Defective Products
Different injuries can occur when a person uses a defective product. These injuries range from minor to severe. Among some of the more common include:
Injuries due to dangerous products can be devastating and result in substantial physical, emotional, and financial stress. From vape pens to prescription drugs and medical devices, you are entitled to compensation for the losses you may have suffered due to a defective product, and you can claim these damages through a product liability lawsuit.
Elements of a Successful Product Liability Claim
In a dangerous or defective product liability lawsuit, victims and their lawyers are required to prove the following:
You were injured and suffered losses: You must prove your injury or monetary loss was a result of using the defective product. Without proof of an actual injury or damage, you will not have a successful claim.
The product has a defect: To validate your claim must prove that the product either had one or more of the defect types mentioned earlier.
A defect caused your injury: The defect itself must have caused the injury you sustained. The defective product must also be sufficiently related to the cause of your injury. A company cannot be liable where an intervening action supersedes the dangerous product and was the proximate cause of injury.
You used the product as intended: The product must have been used in a way the manufacturer intended it to be used or in a way they expected reasonable consumers to use it.
Who Is Liable for Unsafe or Dangerous Products?
Product liability cases are often complicated and can involve multiple defendants and require thorough investigations for success. Depending on the specifics of a claim, an injured consumer may be able to seek compensation from one or more liable parties, including manufacturers, wholesalers, or retail stores. Determining the responsible party in a product liability case is not a matter of choosing one over another. Any party involved in a dangerous product's distribution chain may be held accountable through a product liability lawsuit.
What Compensation Can I Recover Through A Product Liability Lawsuit?
If you or someone you know sustained injuries from a dangerous or defective product, compensation might be available for a wide range of damages. The details of each person's situation must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Generally, product liability victims may recover compensation for:
You're not unreasonable for weighing the possibility of pursuing compensation for your injuries after using a dangerous or defective product. In fact, your case may prevent others from being hurt. The experienced lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson care about consumer safety. We are dedicated to preparing successful dangerous and defective product liability claims for injured consumers, as well as holding big corporations accountable for their negligent actions.
Do I Need to Hire a Dangerous Product Liability Lawyer?
Product liability cases are very complex and can be challenging to navigate on your own. The success of your case will heavily depend upon the skill and experience of your attorney. A skilled attorney will begin building your case by consulting with medical professionals to collect and organize documentation. The right lawyer will take all the time it takes to prove your injury and harm were the result of a dangerous or defective product. When they've built a strong case, they'll be ready to negotiate with the responsible party for maximum compensation for your injuries and fight for you if your case goes to trial.
Let Us Fight for You to Get the Justice You Deserve
When companies quickly release unsafe products into the market, they're putting profits over consumer safety. Companies cannot gamble with consumers' safety, so we make sure they're held accountable for their actions. We're the North Carolina and South Carolina personal injury firm you can trust when you're facing the toughest battle of your life.
At Grimes Teich Anderson, our clients come first. If you or a loved one believe you were injured by a dangerous or defective product, you need one of our experienced personal injury attorneys who knows the law and fights aggressively to protect your rights. Call us for a free consultation at 800-533-6845 or complete our free case evaluation form online today.