Product Liability

Shouldn't It Just Work?

Yes, it should. When you buy or use a product, it should be "suitable" for its intended task and should not be unreasonably dangerous when used properly. Some companies decide to save money by using a poor design or cutting corners when manufacturing the product.

They also may fail to adequately explain how an item should be used. When these defective products injure the consumer, the companies must be held accountable and the injured parties need to be compensated.

There are three types of defect that can lead to injures:

  • Design defects
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Marketing defects

You Can Be Injured In Numerous Ways

Products liability encompasses a great many injuries. You may not even realize that you may have a claim. Product liability claims have included such diverse areas as defective consumer appliances like toasters, coffee machines and space heaters.

Some involve defective automobiles or parts used in those vehicles such as ignition switches, gas tanks or door latches. They can involve building supplies containing asbestos, elevator accidents, drugs like Vioxx, defective medical equipment — as in the case of some hip replacements — or the massive cases involving tobacco products.

Who Will Pay For Your Injuries?

What these cases all have in common is the number of average people who've suffered an injury or death as a result of using the product. These injuries can end your working career or leave you unable to enjoy many of life's simple pleasures.

These are complex and difficult cases, but they are often the only way that an ordinary person is able to win compensation from large, corporate entities, whose size and vast resources often insulate them from much liability for their wrongdoing.

Our lawyers at Burke & Cestia Attorneys at Law can help you determine if you have a case, and help you file a lawsuit that can hold faceless entities responsible for their decision to save a few cents on a product they sell by the millions.

Product liability cases are typically handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning if we do not recover compensation, you pay no attorneys' fees. You have nothing to lose by giving us a call.

Contact Us For Help If You Have Been Injured

Contact our New Iberia office today, as your claim may be subject to a short time limitation in Louisiana. Failure to act quickly may prevent you from ever receiving compensation. Call 337-335-0788 or fill out our online form.