If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence it can take a heavy physical, financial and emotional toll on you and your family. At Pepper & Odom, P.C., our product liability attorney has years of experience representing clients who have been injured by defective products and can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
When a product has an unexpected defect or danger, a product liability claim holds manufacturers, distributors and sellers liable for any injuries or illnesses caused by that product. There are different types of product liability claims, which are typically based on design defects, manufacturing defects, or warning and labeling defects. Our skilled product liability attorney can help you understand the complexities of product liability law and fight for your rights to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Design defects: A product is considered “unreasonably dangerous” due to its design if it does not perform safely when used as intended; or when the risk of danger in the design surpasses the benefits. For example a top-heavy SUV that poses a higher risk of rollover or a vehicle that’s crushed due to improper roof supports could be considered defectively designed products.
Manufacturing defects: A manufacturing defect results from something that happens during the manufacturing process that makes a product unsafe, even when used properly. Types of manufacturing defects include faulty machinery, defective auto parts, airplane parts, faulty wiring, and contaminated food or beverages.
Warning and labeling defects: Manufacturers and suppliers of products are legally required to place clear and complete warnings of dangers that may not be immediately apparent to the consumer. Warning defects include unclear or incorrect instructions, insufficient warnings about potential risks of using a product, or no warning label at all. Prescription medications must include adequate warnings about potential risks and side effects if you have taken a medication and experienced adverse side effects that were not disclosed by the pharmaceutical company, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
If you’ve been hurt or have lost a loved one due to injuries caused by a defective product, our knowledgeable product liability attorney at Pepper & Odom Law Firm can help. If you or a loved one has been hurt, injured, or killed while using a defective product or you have questions, call our product liability attorneys today. In Mississippi call our Jackson, MS office at 601-202-1111 or in Alabama call our Birmingham, AL office at 205-250-1107 or use the ‘Free Case Consultation’ form below. We offer consultations and no up front cost!