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Defective Products

No one expects to be injured when using a consumer product. However, if you have sustained an injury due to a defective product, you may have a product liability claim. Product liability lawsuits are complex, especially when it comes to determining how the product defect occurred and who can be held liable for damages. Experienced Augusta product liability attorney Troy Lanier can assist you in proving that a defective product caused your injury, and that you are entitled to compensation.

What Causes Product Defects?

Defective product claims generally fall into three categories: manufacturing, design or marketing defects.

Manufacturing Defects

A manufacturing defect can occur due to some type of error in the manufacturing process. Manufacturing defect may not cause all the products created in a certain line to be defective. The defect may only apply to one product.

Design Defects

A design defect can occur when a design flaw causes a product to be inherently dangerous or defective. Design defects can cause the entire line of products to be defective.

Marketing Defects

A marketing defect can occur when there inadequate or inaccurate information or warning regarding the use of a product and any potential dangers associated with it.

Proving Product Liability

In a successful products liability lawsuit, we will need to prove the following:

  • You suffered quantifiable loss as a result of the defective product (damage to your person or property)
  • This loss was a result of an unexpected danger or defect of the product
  • There was insufficient notification of any potential danger
  • The designer, manufacturer, distributor, another party or any combination thereof is responsible for the unexpected danger or defect
  • The injury was not caused by your own negligence, you used the product for its intended purpose and you used it in the way it was intended to be used

We may also be able to demonstrate that there may have been a safer design available as well as that the product has caused other accidents. Product liability claims may require the use of an expert witness in order to best explain manufacturing and design processes. Attorney Lanier has the resources to work with such witnesses, as well as to conduct a thorough investigation into your defective product claim in order to get the compensation you deserve.

Damages in Defective Product Claims

If you suffered an injury because of a defective product, you may be able to recover various types of damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Disability
  • Lost wages
  • Property repair
  • Pain and suffering

Augusta Product Liability Lawyer

After an injury caused by a defective product, you may be eligible to receive money damages to compensate for your losses. An experienced Augusta product liability lawyer can help you prove negligence and ensure your claim is filed on time. For more information regarding your rights in a product liability claim, contact Troy Lanier at 800-511-7984 for a consultation.

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Troy A. Lanier, P.C.
453 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: Toll-Free: 800-511-7984 | 706-550-1941
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