Chattanooga Products Liability Lawyers
Every year, Americans will purchase and use hundreds of different products. It is only natural for consumers to expect the product to work properly, be safe, and cause no problems. Whether it is food, toys, appliances, tools, vehicles, furniture, or anything else, people assume the product has been built with safety in mind.
Most products are not dangerous, but sometimes they do fail. When a product does not perform as it is intended to, it might cause an injury that could change the users' life forever.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of a defective, unsafe, or mislabeled item, the manufacturer, distributor, or other related company may be responsible for the harm caused. Known as a product liability case, you may have the right to file one for damages that resulted from your injuries. Let our Chattanooga product liability lawyers listen to what happened and help you to understand your next best course of action. Call The Higgins Firm now.Product Liability in Tennessee
Tennessee Products liability laws give compensation to those people who have injuries due to items that have a design flaw, manufacturing defects or fail to warn the consumer of known dangers. This area of the law requires those people that design, produce or supply the unsafe items be required to compensate any injury to people that use the products for any flaws or dangers caused by or found in the items that they market. The purpose of products liability law is to make sure that the parties that caused the damage by placing the products on the market cover the high costs of injuries resulting from defective products. Our legal team at the Higgins Firm fight on behalf of local residents that have sustained injuries caused by product defects to make sure they receive the compensation they are entitled to from businesses and producers that profited from or made the dangerous product.
- "Products" in this instance cover any manufactured items, from bicycles to prescription drugs or children’s toys. Some of the more common cases involve: Machinery and tools that lead to an accident other injury at home or on the jobsite
- Medical devices
- Medicine and drugs, such as Pergolide (Permax), Rezulin, Fen-Phen, Baycol, Celebrex, Bextra, Oxycontin, Pyridostigmine Bromide, and many other prescription and non-prescription drugs
- Food, such as peanut butter and other FDA recalls
- Toxic chemicals and substances, such as pesticide,asbestos-related materials items containing benzene and mold.
- Automobiles and different modes of transportation, including a truck or motorcycle and their accessories, such as a tire, safety restraints, an airbag, and a safety seat for children.
- Household products and appliances
- Toys and recreational equipment
- Clothing and apparel
- PPE (personal protective equipment)
The steps you take after an injury caused by a defective product, can affect the success of your claim. The following steps should be taken:
Get Medical Attention - If you have been injured, or suspect something is not right, you should get medical help immediately. Not only will this ensure all of your injuries are identified and examined, but also they will be recorded.
Report the Incident - You should report the incident to the appropriate parties. For example, if you were injured on a construction site, and believe it was the result of faulty scaffolding, you should notify your supervisor. If a product in your household injured you, it may be a good idea to let your insurance company know what happened. Avoid giving a verbal or written statement, and do not sign anything without speaking to a Chattanooga product liability lawyer.
Document the Accident - You should take as many photos of the scene as possible, in addition to the alleged product that caused your harm. If possible, save the product to show your product liability lawyer in Chattanooga, Tennessee. If there were any witnesses, be sure to gather their contact details. Finally, keep a journal or log that discusses the events that led up to the accident and after, as well as how your injuries are progressing.
Avoid Social Media - It might be tempting to talk about what happened on social media, and get advice from friends, loved ones, and followers. However, this should not be done whatsoever. Your words can be twisted and used against you. Please avoid all social media sites for the time being.
Call The Higgins Firm - When it comes to product defect cases, time is of the essence. It is prudent to consult a Chattanooga product liability as soon as possible.How Can The Higgins Firm Help With a Claim Involving Products Liability?
You or someone you love may have experienced severe or debilitating side effects after interacting with certain products. If so, you may have a case requiring the skills and knowledge of a Chattanooga dangerous product lawyer at the Higgins Firm. We advise you to contact us right away. Our legal team will collect information about insurance, treatment and hospital statements, and anything else that may be required for the case. Our team cares about each client we have and works hard to see to it that you are compensated the amount you are eligible to receive for any injuries you have been through.
If a dangerous or defective product has caused you injury or the death of your loved one, it’s important you know your rights under the law. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 in order to consult with us about your case and any action you may be able to pursue.