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When a product fails to perform and causes injury, illness, or loss of life, you need to call the experienced product liability attorneys at Akin & Tate to help you secure the maximum compensation you deserve.
We can quickly evaluate the specifics and help determine what compensation you may deserve. We work on a contingent fee structure, which means we only receive fees if you win your case.
Suppose you have suffered a serious injury such as a broken back, closed head injury, or severe burns from a malfunctioning bucket truck, lift device, or another product failure. In that case, there may be legal remedies of which you are not aware.
Akin & Tate has been instrumental in securing compensation for the people of Georgia in the utility industry and other businesses who have been seriously injured due to accidents involving products and tools. These defective products include construction equipment, manufacturing equipment, ladders, scaffolding, power tools, transformers, and heavy equipment.
Today, we rely on many products to make our jobs and lives easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable. From on-the-job work equipment to household appliances and automobiles, these products are expected to meet stringent safety standards and perform as intended. However, when a defective product causes harm, the consequences can devastate individuals and their families.
Product Liability Claims and Personal Injury Firms
Pursuing a product liability claim can be complex and challenging when a person suffers an injury or harm due to a defective product. The team at Akin &Tate specializes in product liability cases and plays a crucial role in helping you get the justice you deserve. Our team has extensive experience, understands the intricacies of product liability law, and can provide guidance and representation throughout the legal process.
Understanding Product Liability
Product liability pertains to the legal obligation of manufacturers, distributors, and vendors for injuries or harm resulting from their faulty or hazardous products.
When a product fails to meet consumers’ reasonable expectations and results in harm, the injured party may have grounds to pursue a product liability claim. This area of law ensures that consumers are protected, encourages manufacturers to prioritize safety, and holds accountable those responsible for putting defective products in the hands of unsuspecting users.
Types of Product Defects
Product defects can occur at various stages of manufacturing and distribution, leading to three main types of product defects:
1. Manufacturing Defects: These defects arise during the production process and result in a product that differs from the others of the same model or design. Manufacturing defects can occur due to errors in assembly, substandard materials, or other issues that render the product dangerous or unusable.
2. Design Defects: Design defects occur when a flaw is inherent in the product’s design, making it dangerous or ineffective, regardless of the manufacturing process. In such cases, all products of that design are potentially hazardous.
3. Marketing Defects: Also known as “failure to warn” defects, marketing defects arise from inadequate instructions, insufficient warnings, or inaccurate labeling. If a manufacturer fails to provide proper instructions or warnings about potential risks associated with product use, they can be held liable for resulting injuries.
We Can Help
1. Evaluation and Investigation: Our team will thoroughly evaluate the circumstances surrounding your injury to determine if there are grounds for a product liability claim. We will gather evidence, review medical records, consult experts, and analyze the product’s design and manufacturing process.
2. Building a Strong Case: The Akin & Tate team will work closely with you to build a strong case by establishing the product’s defectiveness, a causal relationship to the injury, and the resulting damages. We will navigate the complex web of legal requirements, including statutes of limitations and burdens of proof.
3. Negotiation and Settlement: We engage in negotiations with the responsible parties, such as manufacturers, distributors, and insurance companies, seeking a fair settlement on behalf of our clients. We have decades of experience in negotiations to maximize the compensation offered for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
4. Litigation and Trial Representation: We are prepared to take the case to court if a fair settlement cannot be reached. We have extensive experience presenting the evidence, expert testimonies, and legal arguments necessary to secure a favorable outcome for you.
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Product liability law is critical in safeguarding consumers from defective and dangerous products. The Akin & Tate team helps injured victims seek justice, compensation, and accountability from manufacturers and other entities responsible for the defective product. By understanding the complexities of product liability claims and partnering with our experienced attorneys, we can help you confidently navigate this legal terrain, ensuring their rights are protected, and your voice is heard.
Suffering a personal injury can be a devastating experience, both physically and emotionally. Apart from the pain and recovery, dealing with insurance companies and legal procedures can be an overwhelming burden. This is where the legal team of Akin & Tate can be a valuable ally. With our expertise and negotiation skills, we can level the playing field and ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.