Biloxi Product Liability Lawyer
Companies that manufacture or sell products to consumers are liable for injuries caused by known dangers or defects in the product. The manufacturer and seller have a duty to disclose or warn of dangers that they know about, or that they should know about if they made a reasonable inquiry. Consumer products that have caused injuries and should result in contact with a Biloxi product liability lawyer include—
- Defective tires
- Power or riding lawn mowers
- Power tools
- Motor vehicles, or vehicle parts
- Farming tractors and equipment
- Flammable clothing
- Over-the-counter and prescription drugs
- Children’s toys and games
- Playground equipment
- Construction equipment
- All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
- Gas stoves and propane stoves or heaters
- Medical implants
Determining whether a product is unreasonably dangerous or defective usually requires an examination of the product by an engineer or expert in a specific field. An experienced personal injury attorney at Van Cleave Law knows how and where to find experts knowledgeable about defective product design and manufacturing.
Can Claims Center Around Defective Designs?
Plaintiffs in product liability cases bear the burden of proving that a manufacturer’s error was the source of their injuries. However, merely stating that an injury resulted after using a product is insufficient.
Mississippi Code §11-1-63 states that one way to prove maker liability is by showing that a defective design resulted in an unsafe product. This defective design must have made the product unreasonably dangerous to consumers. In many cases, proving a defective design case will require a plaintiff to rely on an expert’s opinion to demonstrate how an alternative design would have prevented their injury.
What Injuries Result from Manufacturing Errors?
Another way to prove a product liability claim is by showing that the product deviated from the manufacturer’s design specifications. Unlike in claims that allege defective design, these cases do not hinge on whether the product was inherently unsafe. Instead, plaintiffs must prove that the product that left the manufacturer’s factory substantially differed from their intended design. It is also necessary to show that this manufacturing error was the source of an injury, and not user error. A Biloxi product liability attorney could help prove that maker error was the reason that an individual suffered an injury.
Claims Revolving Around Failures to Warn
The final method that plaintiffs can use to demonstrate manufacturer liability is that the maker failed to provide proper warnings about dangers associated with their products. This can also involve a failure to provide proper instructions for safe use. A Biloxi product liability attorney could help evaluate the packaging and advertising provided by the product’s maker to see if it provides reasonable warnings and instructions.
A lawyer could also help to fight back against assertions from defendants and their insurance companies that an injured person was responsible for their own injuries. This could include arguments that a person used a product in an improper way or accepted the risks associated with use.
Mississippi Attorney for Compensation
When you are seriously injured by a product that was unreasonably dangerous or defective, you can seek compensation from the manufacturer or designer of that product. In cases where the seller changed the product between the time it obtained the product and sold it to the consumer, or failed to warn the consumer about known risks, the seller may also be held liable. A defective and unsafe product may cause you may suffer personal injuries requiring medical attention, hospitalization, surgery, prosthesis, or lengthy rehabilitation. You may also suffer lost wages and time at work, and may not ever be able to return to work in your chose profession. Van Cleave Law’s Biloxi product liability attorney knows how to evaluate your injury and obtain the fullest measure of compensation for your injuries. We also know how to determine whether your injury was caused by a defective product. For more than 23 years, Mr. Van Cleave has been representing injured people in Mississippi and on the Gulf Coast. Van Cleave Law is committed to fully and carefully evaluate the cause and extent of your injuries, and to present your strongest case for compensation against all responsible parties.
Why to Contact a Biloxi Product Liability Lawyer
The firm can protect your rights when you are injured due to a dangerous or defective product, and in doing so force manufacturers to eliminate dangerous propensities of their products. To schedule a free consultation with a Biloxi product liability lawyer, call or contact us online. Our office is located in Biloxi, and we proudly serve clients throughout Gulfport and Mississippi.