Gatlinburg Product Liability Lawyer
Products are designed to serve a person’s needs or wants. However, if a business is deceptive, unfair, or careless, their products can actually harm to users. Even if the product was designed safely, something could have potentially gone very wrong during production, shipping, or marketing of the product. Contact the Gatlinburg product liability lawyers at Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette if you have been injured by a faulty product. We will assist you in seeking compensation for the injuries you sustained as a result of the manufacturer’s negligence.
Who is Liable When You Become Injured by a Dangerous, Damaged, or Faulty Product?
An experienced lawyer knows that careful investigation is needed to uncover the cause of the injury and, in so doing, the liable party. Was the plastic of poor quality, causing an office chair to snap, or was it the design of the chair itself? During product liability issues, there are a variety of parties that could be held responsible for your financial, physical, and psychological and emotional damages:
- Manufacturing Errors – Somewhere along the manufacturing or production line, an error occurred. Whether it a screw was not tightened properly or an unstable material was used where a stiff and durable one was needed, manufacturing errors can have serious consequences
- Design Flaws – Sometimes the product is built or fabricated perfectly, yet it is still a hazard to its user group. For instance, a smart phone may have been built to the T, but due to its poor design, it could still pose an overheating or explosion hazard if the battery itself was designed poorly.
- Negligent Marketing – Was the product that you were injured by marketed for a specific use that it should not have been? For instance, if advertising showed the product used in a way that it was not designed for, the company could be held liable for negligent marketing or advertising if you became injured. Certain gun manufacturers have faced lawsuits based on negligent marketing.
- Lack of Safety Labels – If a product does not come with proper safety warnings or the necessary user manual, it could seriously harm because the product’s operator may not know how to properly.
All Products can be Hazardous Products When Poorly Designed, Marketed, or Manufactured
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is tasked with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death as a result of a using a defective product. Some of the products they research and do recalls on include:
- Children’s toys;
- Medical devices;
- Food and drinks;
- Vehicles; and
- Sporting equipment.
Contact Us Today for Assistance
We have all heard reports of toys that have choking hazards and tires that suddenly blow out on the highway, but many other seemingly innocuous products, virtually all products for that matter, can have potentially lethal consequences for their users. If you or a loved one was injured, contact the Gatlinburg law offices of Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today for immediate legal help in recovering financial damages.