Product Liability & Manufacturing Defects
At Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC, we have gained a reputation throughout the legal community for our many successes in personal injury cases, including product liability cases. These can be difficult cases to resolve, and are often aggressively defended by insurance company lawyers. It is necessary for your Alabama product liability lawyer to have a deep understanding of the complex issues involved in proving liability.
As we formerly served as counsel for large insurance companies, we have gained a great insight into the process, and how to achieve justice for our clients. The concept of compensating victims has been part of civilization for centuries. There are written provisions for how a victim should be compensated written in Roman law.
The idea that someone should be compensated if they were harmed by the negligent acts of another is one of the most basic concepts in civil law. In cases where a product was manufactured with defects that led to injury or death, although unintentional, the manufacturer must be held accountable.
If it is discovered that the manufacturer was aware of the dangers of the product and hid this information, or did nothing to resolve it, it may be possible to pursue punitive damages – compensation that has the purpose of punishing the liable party. Defects can occur by either poor design, or malfunction of design. In case of injury or wrongful death, it compensation is sought through a claim or lawsuit.
There may be several companies involved in manufacturing a product, with components coming from various firms in several countries. An investigation into a faulty product includes determining exactly which parties are liable, often several different parties. There are certain types of evidence which are crucial in proving your case, and we know exactly what must be presented as evidence to achieve success.
We have a proven record of accomplishment in personal injury law, and we are prepared to evaluate your case immediately. If you have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one due to a manufacturing defect, you can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer and in some cases the distributor of the product, or other party.
Types of Manufacturing Defects
There are two general classifications for manufacturing defects, faulty construction and design defects. Faulty construction can take place on any assembly line, or when poor quality components are used in manufacturing. A design defect is a problem with the original design of the product, creating danger to consumers.
If you have been the victim of a manufacturing defect, you are entitled to compensation for all damages. You need an experienced lawyer to put the pieces together and present the case in such a manner that it removes all doubt as to the liability of the manufacturer or other liable parties.