No one uses a product expecting it to break or fail. When a product’s defect becomes apparent, it can take the user by surprise. If the defect causes a serious injury, the manufacturer, wholesaler or seller may be liable for damages depending on where the item’s deficiency came from.
Annually, hundreds of New Orleans residents are injured by defective products that have been carelessly developed, advertised or sold by irresponsible companies.
In light of the serious challenges that the victims of dangerous or defective products often face, product liability laws allow consumers to hold the manufacturers of these products accountable for their negligence in producing an unsafe product and the harm it has caused.
Injuries from defective products can range from unpleasant side effects to bodily harm and even death. Anyone who is a victim of an unsafe product may be awarded damages to be paid by the manufacturer, designer, or seller of that product.
Products that may pose a danger to consumers include:
- Toys with lead paint, choking hazards, or other unsafe pieces.
- Faulty or defective tires
- Malfunctioning safety devices (such as faulty airbags or seat belts)
- Dangerous medications with harmful side effects
- Tools or equipment that break while in use
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a faulty product, contact a proven product liability lawyer. Our attorneys will fight for your rights and will even talk to you about your situation for FREE during your confidential case evaluation.
Our trial lawyers have handled many products liability cases and can assist you with your personal situation. Contact us today at (504) 323-6304 for your FREE and confidential case evaluation, and take the first step toward finding justice.