Atlanta Defective Products Lawyer

Too many people suffer injuries and death relating to defective products each year. If you lost a loved one as a result of a defective product, we understand how devastating this can be. Injuries and damages from incidents involving consumer products cost the nation more than $700 billion a year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Why Choose Williams Oinonen LLC

At Williams Oinonen LLC, we will do everything in our power to ensure that the responsible party is held liable and you recover the compensation you and other family members deserve. Our Atlanta defective products lawyers have over a decade of experience of helping their clients. Contact an Atlanta attorney today for a consultation by filling out our online form or calling (404) 654-0288.

Different Types of Defective Product Claims

If you lost a loved one because of a defective product, it’s essential to understand in which circumstances you may have a viable legal claim. There are three different scenarios in Georgia where you may have a claim based on a defective product.

1. Design Defects

Anytime a product is manufactured, it must first go through a design process. If the design was flawed, this could result in a dangerous product, even if it was made exactly how it was intended to be created based on the design.

In a design defect case, the plaintiff is alleging and must prove that every single product created in accordance with that design is unreasonably dangerous. In determining if the product is defectively designed, a jury is tasked with balancing the inherent risks of harm against the benefits of the product. If the potential risks outweigh the benefits, it will be considered unreasonably dangerous. This is referred to as the risk-utility test.

2. Manufacturing Defects

A manufacturing defect occurs when the product is in the process of being created. There is a flaw in the actual building of the product rather than the design. In this case, the manufacturer can be held liable for injury or death.

3. Marketing Defects (Failure to Warn)

Anytime you use a product, it entails certain risks. However, manufacturers are required to disclose any nonobvious foreseeable dangers that could arise from normal use of a product.

Statute of Limitations

If you lost a loved one due to a defective product, you generally have two years to file a lawsuit. The timeline begins on the date of the victim’s death. If you fail to file on time, you will likely forfeit your right to recover any compensation that you would otherwise be entitled to.

How to Win a Defective Product Case

In order to be successful in a products liability case, the following must be proven:

  1. The product had a defect at the time of injury or death;
  2. The defective condition was the cause of death;
  3. The product was in basically the same condition as it was when it left the manufacturer; and
  4. The decedent used the product as it was intended to be used

In Georgia, you generally do not have to prove that the manufacturer was negligent. Most Georgia products liability cases are governed by strict liability. This means you simply need to prove the above elements in order for the manufacturer to be held legally responsible. In order to determine precisely what kind of defective product case you are going to bring, it’s in your best interest to contact an experienced attorney right away.

Williams Oinonen LLC Is Here for You

Williams Oinonen LLC is a boutique law firm whose experienced attorneys can handle any type of products liability case. Our defective products as have been litigating and winning cases for years, and we will fight for your rights every step of the way. Contact us today for a consultation by filling out our online form or calling (404) 654-0288.