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What is Product Liability?
Product manufacturers, designers, distributors and retailers have a duty to provide reasonably safe products. When defective products cause injuries, it is important that product manufacturers be held responsible for their actions. Attorneys with Johnson & Vines Law Firm are prepared to take on big corporations and pursue compensation on behalf of those injured by unsafe and defective products.
A product liability attorney affiliated with the Johnson & Vines Law Firm can represent those who have been injured due to defective product design, defective manufacturing, inadequate labeling and product warnings, misuse by a third party, recalls, and other factors.
Common Product Liability Claims
Defective Consumer Products
If a defective product causes injury, the manufacturer can be held liable for those injuries, regardless of whether the product has been recalled. At the Johnson & Vines Law Firm, we represent clients in various types of product liability cases, including:
- Consumer products including food, clothing, makeup
- Drug and medical devices
- Automobiles and other motorized vehicles
- Construction equipment
- Household products
- Children’s toys
- Exercise equipment
- Toxic exposure
If you are exposed to toxic substances resulting from negligence or defective equipment, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your injuries. Exposure to toxic substances can cause permanent damage and disability so it is imperative to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Defective Drugs and Medical Devices
All too often, medical and pharmaceutical companies manufacture products that have not been adequately tested or they fail to release information about dangerous drug side effects. If you were sold defective medical devices or took prescription and over-the-counter drugs that were later recalled, contact a product liability attorney in Arkansas today.
Defective vehicle parts, manufacturing, and products may cause significant damage to vehicles and drivers including permanent injury and even death. Defective vehicle and vehicle parts claims include:
- Sport utility vehicle (SUV) rollovers
- Defective tires
- Defective airbags
- Defective seat belts
- Vehicle components
- Automobile products
- Defective motorcycles and helmets
- All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
- Personal watercraft
- Medical products liability
Faulty Construction Materials
Defective construction materials often lead to serious injuries, potentially requiring extensive medical treatment. A defective product attorney can help you receive compensation for injuries sustained as a result of any of the following:
- Construction equipment and machinery
- Ladders and scaffolds
- Defective roof structures
- Consumer safety
How a Product Liability Attorney Can Help
At Johnson & Vines Law Firm, our experienced and affiliated attorneys can:
- Thoroughly investigate the injury
- Identify, or rule out, all potentially responsible parties
- Determine whether foreseeable hazards were ignored or overlooked
- Pursue the proper parties, including the manufacturer, a manufacturer of component parts, the wholesaler, and the retail store that sold the product.
Product makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a product maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.