The makers of consumer goods owe it to their customers to conduct thorough testing and use safe materials and designs. If a dangerous or defective product does reach consumers, the people responsible must take action to protect against injuries. When a defective product does cause injury, it is important for the victim to hold the manufacturer liable to collect full compensation and help other consumers avoid the same fate. At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, our lawyers have the extensive experience and resources necessary to handle product liability cases. Our track record against the makers of dangerous products speaks for itself.
When you buy something, you have a right to expect that it will not harm you if used properly. Product liability laws are a mix of state and federal regulations designed to protect consumers from dangerous or defective products. They allow people who are injured to seek compensation from the people who designed, manufactured, marketed or sold the dangerous product. If you use the product in a reasonable manner and it still causes injury, you may have a product liability claim.
Almost any product can lead to a product liability claim. Some defects, like defective air bags, defective tires and other defective car parts, lead to many product liability claims because they are so likely to cause injury or even death. That is also the case with defective medical equipment and dangerous medications. Sometimes a product is dangerous because it is not labeled correctly. Sometimes it is dangerous because it was built of substandard materials. There are many ways that a product can fail and cause injury. If any type of product, from tools and toys to cars and construction equipment, contributed to your injury, you should speak to an attorney right away.
When a product is designed or built in a shoddy, haphazard manner, it is no surprise when it leads to injuries. To maximize profit, corporations may cut corners on design, materials and safety testing. Dangerous products are sold to consumers because the makers of these products do not take the time and spend the money to make sure they are safe. When you are injured by one of these defective products, you deserve to be compensated.
At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we have an impressive record of success helping victims of defective goods. We have obtained record-setting verdicts and settlements in cases involving defective vehicles. We have experienced trial lawyers who are not afraid to go to court to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve. Our attorneys can handle even the most complex product liability cases.
If you have been injured by a defective vehicle or another dangerous product, call us in Atlanta at (404) 321-1700 or toll-free at (800) 242-2962 or contact us online to discuss your case.