Experienced Savannah, Georgia Products Liability Lawyer
When you buy a new product, you expect it to be safe. That’s a reasonable expectation. After all, the people who make the product are in a better position to determine its safety than you are. The same goes for the people who sell it.
Indeed, there is an understanding in the American economy that when something is offered to consumers in the marketplace, it is safe when used as instructed.
Sadly, manufacturers and retailers don’t always hold up their end of the bargain. Unsafe and unsuitable products end up on store shelves all the time, ultimately making their way into the hands of vulnerable and unsuspecting consumers.
The injuries that arise as a result can be incredibly serious. In some cases, they may even be deadly. Victims often face overwhelming medical bills, tremendous pain, and severe emotional distress.
Fortunately, Georgia products liability law allows victims (and in the case of wrongful death, their families) to recover financial compensation for those injuries and the related losses.
State and federal law recognize that manufacturers, distributors, and retailers owe a duty of care to the public. They have an important responsibility to make absolutely certain that their products are safe before they unleash them on the public. Additionally, they have a duty to instruct the public on how to use the products safely, and to warn them about the potential dangers associated with the product.
The total value of the damages in these cases can be substantial, but claiming them is difficult. The defendants tend to be big companies with whole armies of lawyers ready to fight you at every turn. Even if they know they are in the wrong, these companies will do everything they can to prolong your case and shield themselves from liability.
That’s why you need an experienced Savannah products liability lawyer on your side. Attorney B. Clarke Nash has years of experience in handling dangerous and defective products cases, and he’s worked them from both sides. He understands the big corporation’s perspective, and that helps him fight against them on behalf of “the little guy.”
At The Law Offices of B. Clarke Nash, we are prepared to aggressively pursue every single cent of the compensation you deserve.
The manufacturers and retailers on the other side have ample legal representation. You ought to have an aggressive and successful attorney on your side too.
Types of Products Involved
Products liability lawsuits arise in many different contexts, including:
- Medications (i.e. dangerous drugs)
- Child safety seats
- Other child and baby products
- Food products
- Cigarettes (e.g. nicotine poisoning)
- Firearms / guns
- Safety equipment
- Household chemicals
- Any other dangerous or defective products
Common Products Liability Allegations
A products liability lawsuit can be filed on many different grounds, including:
- Breach of an implied warranty
- Breach of an express warranty
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Negligent, misleading, or inadequate instructions
- Misleading advertising that leads to dangerous use of a product
- Failure to warn of dangers
- Strict liability (In some cases, manufacturers are held liable for defects even when they were not negligent.)
What Can You Recover in a Products Liability Lawsuit?
An experienced Savannah products liability lawyer can help you claim the full scope of your losses, which might include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical expenses
- Hospital bills
- Time away from work
- Future loss of income
- Disfigurement or disability
- Loss of love and support (in the event of wrongful death)
- Any other losses reasonably related to the defect, negligence, or nonconformity
In cases involving extreme or egregious negligence, juries may also award punitive damages. Unlike regular “compensatory damages,” punitive damages are granted solely as a punishment to the defendant and are not based directly on the plaintiff’s actual losses.
The potential value of your products liability claim will depend on the specific circumstances of your injury and the applicable laws. An experienced Savannah products liability lawyer can help you ballpark the potential value of a claim before you decide whether to move forward.
Set Up a Free Case Review with a Savannah Products Liability Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed while using an unsafe product, you are entitled to justice. Our office will fight hard for every penny you deserve. Please contact us as soon as possible to schedule a free case review with attorney B. Clarke Nash today.