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Alabama Defective Product Attorneys
When you buy a product for yourself or your family, you have a right to expect it to be safe if you use it as the maker intended. However, many products manufactured and sold in Alabama and across the U.S. cause injury and death despite being used properly by those who purchased them. This is often because a manufacturer of a defective product has neglected consumer safety in favor of profits.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a defective product, the manufacturer may be held liable. However, product liability laws in Alabama are complex and differ from other states’ defective product statutes.
About Our Birmingham Product Liability Lawyers
The Birmingham defective product lawyers at the Serious Injury Law Group have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to take on large corporations. We know how aggressively manufacturers fight claims of negligence, and our respected litigators always develop solid cases demanding maximum compensation.
Contact us now for a free consultation on your product liability claim. Call us today or fill out our online form to get started. You can rest easy knowing that our law firm never charges upfront to investigate and file a personal injury claim. In fact, we do not get paid unless we recover compensation for you.
What Do You Have to Prove in a Product Liability Claim?
Undoubtedly you have seen news reports announcing the recall of defective and unsafe products. The unfortunate truth is that these recalls rarely happen until the product’s safety defect has caused many consumers to be injured or killed.
If you or someone you love has been hurt by a dangerous product, you need to speak with our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys as soon as possible to discuss your right to seek compensation. It takes time and resources to build a successful product liability claim, and we will need to get started investigating your case right away.
In Alabama, a product liability lawsuit must show that:
- The plaintiff was injured by a product sold in a defective condition that made it unreasonably dangerous to the user.
- The product that injured the plaintiff was defective when it left the manufacturer’s control.
- The user of the product (plaintiff) did not substantially alter the product in question (and thus cause the defect that led to his or her injury).
At the Serious Injury Law Group, our Birmingham defective product attorneys have extensive experience successfully investigating and litigating these types of complex cases. Our law firm also has the resources necessary to aggressively pursue compensation from large corporations within and beyond Alabama.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation about your case. We will go over all your legal options and help you decide how best to move forward.
Common Types of Product Defects
In Alabama, almost all defective product claims must seek compensation from the manufacturer. In other states, product distributors, retailers, or sellers may also be held responsible. However, in Alabama, they are only liable if they participated in the product’s manufacture.
Under the Alabama Extended Manufacturer’s Liability Doctrine (AEMLD), an injured person may seek compensation due to defects in:
- Manufacturing: Flaws or abnormalities in how the product was manufactured, constructed, assembled, or installed made the product more dangerous than it would have been if it were manufactured, constructed, etc., correctly.
- Design: Flaws in the product’s design made the entire product line unreasonably dangerous and could have been avoided had the manufacturer chosen a safer alternative design that was available and practical (i.e., cost effective) at the time of manufacturing.
- Marketing: The manufacturer produced and sold a product that was inherently dangerous when used as intended, and the manufacturer knew or should have known of the danger. This is also known as “failure to warn” and may be based on inaccurate or inadequate labeling or instructions, which fail to explain the danger inherent in use of the product.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a faulty product, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial and personal losses. Contact our Birmingham defective product lawyers today to learn about your legal rights.
Products Commonly Involved in Recalls
Product recalls may be initiated by the manufacturer, but in many cases a government agency, such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or others, are behind the action to protect the public.
Some of the common types of products recalled include:
- Automotive products: cars, trucks, motorcycles, and their parts and systems (airbags, brakes, tires, steering systems, lighting, etc.)
- Children’s products: toys, clothing, bedroom furniture, highchairs, car seats, strollers, etc.
- Medications: anticoagulants (blood thinners), antidepressants, birth-control pills and devices (IUDs), cholesterol-lowering statins, diabetes drugs, etc.
- Medical devices: prosthetics (e.g., artificial hips, knee implants, breast implants), power morcellators, surgical mesh (transvaginal mesh, hernia mesh), etc.
- Sports and recreation products: all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, personal watercraft (“jet skis”), swimming pools (including faulty pool drains), spas, etc.
- Tools and machinery: power tools, lawnmowers, sprayers, ladders, scaffolding, etc.
By the time a defective product is recalled, many people may have already been harmed. The manufacturer may already be facing litigation, including class-action lawsuits or multi-district litigation. No matter what the circumstances of your case, our dedicated Birmingham defective product lawyers can investigate your claim and advise you on all your options for moving forward.
Contact our respected Birmingham product liability law firm today to set up a free, no-obligation legal consultation.
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Contact Our Birmingham Defective Product Lawyers
If you or a loved one has suffered significant injury or illness due to a defective consumer product, your situation requires a serious response. Our team of product liability attorneys at the Serious Injury Law Group will conduct an independent investigation to determine how and why you have been injured. We will identify who should be held responsible and discuss your legal options for moving forward.
Contact our law offices in Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, or Lowndes County today to schedule a free initial consultation. We can meet with you at your home, in the hospital, or wherever is most convenient.
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