Those who have suffered personal injuries because of purchasing and using a defective product may be able to obtain compensation in Georgia under the personal injury and defective product laws. For this you need to contact The Patterson Law Firm in Marietta near Atlanta.
A personal injury is any physical, mental, or emotional harm suffered by a person because of the negligence of another. When a defective product causes the injury, the manufacturer of the product may be held liable for the injuries you sustained. Scott Patterson of The Patterson Law Firm can help those harmed by defective products determine if they have a viable claim and pursue it aggressively if they do.
An Example of Product Liability
If you buy a bike from a retail outlet and you are riding it 2 hours later down the sidewalk and the seat falls off causing you to collapse on the frame and fall, you may have the right to seek compensation for your damages from the store that sold you the bike and perhaps the bike manufacturer as well.
Product liability claims against manufacturers are not just a means to compensate the individual injured by a defective product, but also benefit the public as manufacturers have a financial incentive to try to avoid the costs of making defective products.
In general, to prove that a product is defective you will need to prove that the product was either manufactured in a defective manner or that the design of the product was defective. Additionally, you will need to show that the defective condition was the cause of the injury or death, that the product was substantially in the same condition as when the manufacturer had sold it, and that the product was being put to its intended or foreseeable use.
In other words, you need to speak to an experienced product liability lawyer to help you determine if you have a case. The law is framed to ensure that manufacturers of dangerous products such as knives are not penalized without cause. However, if the handle of the knife was weak and broke when being used properly, causing an injury, the manufacturer can be held liable.
The definition of a personal injury caused by a defective product includes multiple aspects. As such, only a personal injury attorney in Marietta who has expertise in handling defective products cases will be able to assess the information and advise you if you may have case against the manufacturer, distributor or seller.
Scott Patterson is a Marietta personal injury attorney who has experience litigating defective products cases. He can analyze all the facts pertaining to the injury and the product and determine if you may have a case. This can include a review of your medical records, the design of the product, the recall history, if any of the product, as well as other information that may assist in the analysis and ultimate proof of your case.