When we purchase any product from a store or online retailer, we trust that it will work properly, safely, and as intended. Unfortunately, sometimes products turn out to be dangerous and leave us with life-changing injuries.
In Louisiana, the law holds manufacturers and retailers of defective or unreasonably dangerous products responsible for the harm that they cause. Manufacturers have a legal duty to address or warn users of all dangers that may arise from the use of their products. When they fail to do so, they may be held responsible for compensating injured victims for the damages they suffer.
If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, including one subject to a product recall, you need help from an experienced Baton Rouge product liability lawyer. Contact Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about your rights and options for seeking the financial compensation and justice that you need and deserve.
A product liability lawsuit is a legal claim that seeks to hold anyone involved in the chain of manufacture of a product responsible for damages or injuries caused by that product.
Parties in the chain of manufacture may include the manufacturers of components of a product or the entire product itself, the manufacturer who assembles the final product, the wholesaler/distributor, the retailer, and potentially others.
A product liability lawsuit typically asserts that the parties in the chain of manufacture or commerce made some err in the design, manufacture, or sale of a product, such that their negligence created an unreasonably dangerous product that injured a user. Although a product liability lawsuit may allege that an at-fault party was negligent in the design, production, or distribution and sale of an unreasonably dangerous item, it may not be necessary to prove negligence.
Instead, a product liability lawsuit can be based on a strict liability claim. In other words, it may be necessary to prove only that a product was defective or unreasonably dangerous, regardless of a manufacturer’s, wholesalers, or retailer’s intent or whether they exercised reasonable care.
Product liability lawsuits are very complex and technical, making assistance from a defective product lawyer a must.
Any manufactured product is susceptible to being defective, regardless of whether it was defectively designed, suffered a defect during manufacturing, or did not come with sufficient instructions or warnings.
Some categories of products are more likely to cause injuries to their users. Some of the most common defective product claims that Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers handles include:
If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective product, contact Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers today to speak to our Baton Rouge product liability attorneys about whether you have a viable claim for compensation.
At Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers, our Louisiana product liability attorneys help victims of dangerous and defective products hold the makers or marketers of those products accountable for compensating our clients for the injuries and damages that they have suffered.
When you retain Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers to pursue your product liability claim, there is no upfront cost to you. You do not owe us any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.
We know how difficult it can be to physically and emotionally recover from a traumatic injury. That is why we contact the product manufacturers to assert a claim for compensation on our clients’ behalf. We’ll aggressively work to hold the manufacturer or any other responsible entity along the supply chain accountable to seek fair and full compensation of your damages.
If a fair settlement isn’t possible, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial. We will vigorously argue your case in court to seek a ruling in your favor so that you can secure the financial compensation you are entitled to.
In Baton Rouge, the Louisiana product liability act (LPLA) Is the controlling law. The LPLA, which imposes liability for products that are unreasonably dangerous, sets out four theories of liability:
If you believe that you may have a product liability claim under Louisiana law, contact the Baton Rouge product liability attorneys at Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers today to learn more about your legal rights and options.
When a defective product has injured you, financial compensation may be available to you. Money damages in a product liability claim or lawsuit can include:
Contact Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers today to speak with a Baton Rouge product liability lawyer about the compensation you may be entitled to. We could help you understand your legal options and work with you to get the payments you deserve.
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