Lafayette, LA Product Liability Attorney
Hurt by a Defective Product? Call (337) 660-2699
When manufacturing companies take shortcuts and create products that harm
consumers, you have a right to seek compensation for injuries you suffer
as a result of using their product. From the seller to the manufacturer
or marketer, our Lafayette products liability lawyer is ready to help
you fight back against negligent companies, whether that means filing a
class action, a
mass tort, or a
consumer claim. Turn to our
skilled litigator and proven advocate for real results and experience.
Examples of defective products include:
- Airbags that fail to deploy
- Toys made with toxic chemicals
- Defective hip replacements
- Medical devices that cause serious side effects
- Medical equipment and appliances
- Pharmaceutical drugs that cause permanent injuries or death
- Defective transmission, ignition systems, or other auto parts
- Bicycles with improper chain guarding
What caused your injuries? Call (337) 660-2699 for a
Do I Have a Valid Product Liability Claim?
While a product manufacturer is expected to create a product to only the
strictest of safety standards, proving the source of any resulting injuries
still falls into the injured party’s responsibility. If you have
been hurt by a defective product, you must be able to provide ample proof
that the product itself contained an unreasonable defect and that this
was the direct cause of your injury or accident. Our product liability
attorney can help you create your claim, examine the dangerous product
with reliable industry experts, and review the standards the product manufacturer
should have been following when they produced the item.
There are three main types of product defects which we will need to consider:
Design: A problem that is innate to the products actual design, purpose, or functionality;
there is no way for a consumer to avoid a design flaw and it may be impossible
for them to recognize one as well.
For example: a rotary saw with no protective covering is dangerous, no matter how
careful the user may be.
Manufacturing: A problem that occurs between initial design concepts and actual end-products
is known as a manufacturing defect. Issues of this sort often do not affect
every single product but rather a batch of products that came from the
same manufacturing line.
For example: if the induction coils in a set of microwave ovens were wound tighter
than the blueprint design instructed, they could overheat and cause the
product to burst into flames.
Marketing: We have all seen product commercials that made us raise a brow in suspicion.
“Can it really do all that?” While false advertising is a
problem, marketing can lead to dangerous product defects if it exaggerates
the safety of an item, or does not give proper warnings or instructions for use.
For example: You purchase a hoverboard and are given
no instructions on how to ride, store, or care for the item, and you eventually
fall off and hit your head; this is a real scenario that affected thousands
of people in the 2015 holiday season.
Millions of Dollars Recovered for Clients. Start Your Case Today.
Our lead injury attorney,
Kevin R. Duck, has recovered millions of dollars for
personal injury victims, including in cases involving defective or dangerous products.
We have the in-depth knowledge, experience, and resources to help you
file an effective claim. We don't settle for anything less than the
highest compensation you are entitled to receive by law. Trust our team
to deliver real results each time.
Give our office
a call at (337) 660-2699 to discuss your case with a lawyer in Lafayette,