Why You Should Hire an Atlanta Product Liability Attorney
Imagine that your child receives a birthday gift of brightly colored wood blocks. The gift is an instant hit – your child won’t stop building imaginary castles with the blocks. Then, a few weeks later, your child acts irritably, loses weight, and profusely vomits, so you take him to the pediatrician. After the pediatrician runs some tests, he tells you that your child is suffering from lead poisoning. You suspect that your child may have ingested some paint chips from the wood blocks, but you’re not sure they contain lead.
In a frightening situation like that, an Atlanta product liability attorney is an invaluable resource. They can help you determine which product is responsible for causing your child’s injuries. Then, they can guide you through the process of filing a product liability claim against the product manufacturer. If you or someone you love sustains an injury as a result of a defective product, you should contact an experienced Atlanta product liability attorney at Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers.
What is Product Liability?
Product manufacturers must provide safe products to the public. Some unscrupulous companies rush to release their new products. They cut corners by failing to properly test their products. Other manufacturers try to increase sales by releasing misleading advertisements that suggest that the product may be used by a group of consumers for which the product is actually unsafe. When companies take these careless risks, consumers are often seriously injured, and some may even die.
Our Atlanta product liability attorneys have successfully represented clients that have been hurt by a wide range of defective products, including children’s toys, swimming pools, weed whackers, air conditioners, strollers, lawn mowers, pacemakers, car seats, and prescription drugs.
Benefits of Working with a Product Liability Attorney
Below are several reasons why you should contact a product liability attorney if you or a loved one was hurt by a faulty product:
A skilled lawyer can help determine the type of defect that occurred.
The three typical types of product defects include manufacturing defects, design defects, and marketing defects. A product liability attorney can help you determine what type of defect(s) injured you or your loved so that you sue the proper party and don’t run the risk of having your lawsuit dismissed.
Your attorney can assist in determining liability.
Although the product manufacturer is typically responsible for the harm caused by a defective product they produced, other parties may also be liable. The retail store that sold the product, the marketing company that advertised the product, or another party in the chain of distribution may also be at-fault. An attorney can help you identify all of the responsible parties so that you recover full compensation for your losses.
A lawyer will collect evidence.
The evidence collection process in product liability cases can take years. It’s best that you hire a product liability attorney as soon as possible to file your lawsuit and obtain critical documents that aren’t publicly available, such as the manufacturer product specifications, marketing research memos, and product testing results.
An Atlanta product liability attorney will fight for you to receive fair compensation.
Typically, you must file a lawsuit to maximize your chances of recovering fair compensation for your injuries. A product liability lawyer can help you recover compensation for your past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and disability.
Filing a lawsuit may prevent others from sustaining injuries.
Victims that have been injured by defective products want to make sure that no one else is harmed by the product in the future. There’s no better way to achieve that goal than by successfully litigating your claim in the court of public opinion.
Contact an Atlanta Product Liability Attorney for Help
If you or your loved one has been harmed by a defective product, you should not hesitate to contact Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers. Our veteran product liability lawyers will help you evaluate all of your legal options so that you can recover fair compensation from the parties that harmed you. Call us today at (404) 939-9470, or reach out through our online form to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.