New Orleans Dangerous Product Lawyers
Fighting for Those Injured by Defective & Dangerous Products
When manufacturers, engineers, sellers, and other parties allow dangerous and defective products onto the consumer market, innocent people can be severely injured or even killed. At Potts Law Firm, we believe that those responsible for creating and distributing defective products should be held accountable. Our New Orleans dangerous product attorneys have extensive experience pursuing complex product liability litigation against some of the biggest, most powerful commercial entities in the world. We have the resources, skills, and reputation to effectively advocate for you.
If you or someone you love was harmed by a defective consumer product, reach out to Potts Law Firm today to learn how we can help. We offer free consultations and do not collect any legal fees unless/until we recover a settlement or verdict for you.
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What Is a Dangerous or Defective Product?
A dangerous product is one that poses some risk of injury or harm to the user. A defective product is one that poses an unreasonable risk of injury or harm to the user. In other words, if the risks outweigh the benefits, or if a product does not work as intended, it is likely considered “defective.”
When a product is defective, and it causes harm, the party responsible for manufacturing or selling the defective product can be held liable for victims’ resulting damages in personal injury or product liability litigation.
To prove a defective product claim, you must prove each of the following:
- You were injured, and your injury led to measurable damages
- You were injured by a product that contained some defect or flaw
- The product’s defect or flaw was the proximate cause of your injury
- You were using the product correctly and as intended
- The product had not been modified from its original form
While some product liability cases fall under strict liability, most involve negligence. This means that you will likely need to prove how the manufacturer or another party’s negligence caused or contributed to the incident that led to your injury.
Three Types of Product Defects
While products can contain any number of flaws, all of which can render them unreasonably unsafe for normal consumer use, there are three main types of product defects.
- Design defects, which affect the actual design of the product and, therefore, entire lines
- Manufacturing defects, which occur during product and affect only certain units
- Labeling or marketing defects, which refer to missing or incomplete information needed for the safe use of a product, as well as misleading or false advertising
Determining what type of defect a product had is important, as it often indicates who is liable for your damages. At Potts Law Firm, our New Orleans product liability lawyers conduct independent investigations and work with leading industry experts to obtain critical evidence in support of our clients’ claims. We can help you not only identify the type of defect the product that caused your injury contained but also who is responsible for your resulting losses.
Get in touch with us today at (506) 677-8259 or contact us online to request a complimentary consultation and case evaluation.
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Every year, plaintiffs file thousands of product liability claims nationwide. These claims involve all types of products, but some are more often the subject of litigation than others. Examples of common product liability claims include those involving:
- Automobile defects, including defective vehicles and vehicle components
- Defective pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices
- Dangerous toys and other children’s products
- Faulty machinery, tools, and industrial or consumer equipment
- Defective household appliances
- Harmful chemicals and other toxic substances
If you were injured, or if someone you love passed away due to any type of defective or dangerous product, reach out to our team at Potts Law Firm right away to learn how we can help. Our attorneys are prepared to aggressively advocate for you and stand up for your rights as they help you navigate the legal process.
Avandia Aggregate Settlement Seven-Figure Settlement
Potts Law Firm entered a high seven-figure aggregate settlement on behalf of clients that ingested Avandia and were injured.
Wrongful Death of Employee $6.35 Million
Potts Law Firm served as lead counsel for the family of a man who was killed while on the job due to a product failure. After a short time in litigation, Potts Law Firm was able to settle the case and also received a voluntary worldwide recall of the product; ensuring no one else would suffer injuries or death resulting from the failed product in the future.