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Regulations and quality inspection only go so far. The last thing any of us has in the backs of our minds when we purchase something off the shelves of our local store is that we will be injured by that object, or that it will cause the death of a loved one. Yet, this happens every day in Georgia and across the U.S. Unsafe products come in many shapes, sizes, and forms. The products liability attorneys of the Spillers Law Firm assist clients in need of legal representation when they have suffered injury from an unsafe product, such as an unsafe child’s toy, dangerous and malfunctioning power tools, unsafe medication or medical devices, and more. If you were injured, and the injury resulted from an unsafe product that you were using as intended, there is no reason that you should have to cover your own medical costs and suffer the emotional, physical, and psychological turmoil that comes from a serious injury. Contact the experienced product liability personal injury attorneys with Spillers Law Firm today at 678-208-0800 to discuss your legal options for seeking financial compensation.
Types of Dangerous Products, Including Unsafe Medical Devices and Prescription Drugs
When we think of dangerous products, many of us imagine driving a car down the road when the brakes suddenly do not work, or the tires blowing out and putting us into an uncontrolled spin or roll. While these types of traumatic product failures do happen, even more domestic and seemingly innocent products can lead to serious injury or even fatality, such as the following:
While mega-sized pharmaceutical companies rake in billions of dollars every year, or hundreds of billions in a period of just a few years, such as Pfizer did from 2004 to 2008 ($245 billion), tens of thousands of Americans are dying and becoming permanently sick or injured due to unsafe medical devices and drugs. Many prescription drugs are not properly tested beforehand, and give their users serious side effects such as heart attack, stroke, suicidal tendencies, birth defects, cancer, and more. Some of the most dangerous drugs, which kill and maim even when taken in the right doses, are those that treat the following:
If you were injured by an unsafe drug, a bookshelf that was built poorly and fell on top of you, or any other product that was unsafe in its design or build, do not hesitate to take legal action at once. You will need an experienced lawyer with a proven background of success in product liability, as you and your attorney will be going up against huge corporations and their insurance carriers with almost infinite resources, time, and personal at their disposal to deny your compensation.
Common Injuries Sustained by Dangerous Product Victims
The list of injuries caused by dangerous products is long, but some of the most common are listed below:
You may be able to recover damages relating to your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement or scarring, permanent disability that reduces your earning capacity, and property damage.
Liability: Discovering Who Was at Fault is the First Step Towards Seeking Compensation
There are generally three parties that could be responsible for causing your injury: the person who made the product, the person who designed the product, and the person who sold you the product. Of course, no individual will actually be held liable for your injuries; the designer, manufacturer, and retailer are each referred to as “party,” and in most cases only one will be found negligent. Negligence is determined by who was at fault for putting that dangerous item in your hands. If there is found to be something inherently wrong with the product’s design, then the designer will be found negligent. If something went wrong in production, the manufacturer will be found negligent. Sometimes the designer and manufacturer are one and the same, though increasingly that is less common. And finally, if the retailer knew that the product was not safe, and sold the item on its shelves just the same, the retailer could be held liable.
Lack of Warning or Improper Safety Instructions
Were you using the item as intended but still got hurt? Sometimes a dangerous product causes injury even if there was nothing wrong with it, but because there was no warning label, manual, or proper safety instructions included along in the packaging. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls half a dozen to dozens of products every month, and some of these are recalled because of their lack of safety instructions. In recent years, the CPSC has been recalling children’s inflatable toys due to improper instructions on their use. In most cases, the manufacturer will be held liable for damages if you or your loved one was injured by a product that lacked a proper manual or warning label. Our attorneys will help discover why you were injured by the unsafe product, who was responsible for creating the hazard presented to you, and how to go about seeking financial compensation as soon as possible.
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At Spillers Law Firm, we never lose sight of our number one goal — to obtain maximum compensation for you. Whether your case requires litigation, negotiation or simply waiting for the best settlement offer, we know how to achieve the best possible results for you and your family.
These settlement amounts are more than just money. They are a means of regaining the peace of mind, safety and security that was taken from you when you were injured.
Our clients often express just how much they truly appreciate the genuine concern and compassion shown by our staff. They also appreciate our attorneys’ willingness to wait for a better settlement or for an opportunity to litigate. This means that he does not settle for the first offer that comes along. The goal is maximum compensation for our clients.
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