Johnson City Product Liability Attorneys
What to Do If You Are Injured by a Defective Product
If a product fails to meet industry standards for quality or safety, it can cause serious injury and even death. Thousands of defective medical devices, seatbelts, airbags, household products, or other consumer goods are responsible for numerous accidents every year in the United States.
The Haynes Firm represents clients seeking financial compensation to cover their losses after being injured by a defective product or after losing a loved one in a wrongful death accident involving a defective product.
The following can be grounds to file a claim:
- Defective product design
- Defective manufacturing
- Improper or misleading marketing
- Improper warning labels
- Failure to warn the consumer of possible harmful effects
Were you injured by a defective product? Call our Johnson City product liability lawyers at (423) 451-4999 to request a free consultation today.
What are Three Types of Product Defects?
Though there are countless products out there that can cause injury to consumers, they generally all fall under one of three categories of product liability: design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects. Depending on which category you have, you as the plaintiff will need to prove certain things in order to hold at-fault parties responsible. An experienced personal injury attorney can assess your unique situation and determine which of the following categories you fall under.
When a product has a design defect, this means there are issues with the engineering of the product. For example, if the product is designed to protect consumers but in fact fails to accomplish this because of engineering, it’s considered to have a design defect. Examples include products that are dangerous for children while their intended use is for children.
The most obvious type of product liability case is when a product has a manufacturing issue, which means there were errors in the making of the product. Some examples including a scooter missing its brakes, a medication containing a poisonous substance, or a swing set that has a cracked chain. If you can show that your injuries were caused by the manufacturing defects, you may be able to hold manufacturers, such as factories, responsible.
Also known as a “failure to warn” defect, marketing defects refer to a product’s general failure to provide adequate instructions about the product’s use or any potential risks. These claims often involve a product that is dangerous, but in a way that’s not obvious to consumers. Many dangerous drug lawsuits are filed when patients take an approved drug without being told of its association with harmful substances. Another example are paint-removing chemicals that don’t come with instructions on how to handle it safely.
Why Hire Our Personal Injury Law Firm?
Our Johnson City product liability attorneys at The Haynes Firm have more than 70 years of combined legal experience serving injured clients. We actively seek compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more for those who have suffered due to a defective product. We are not afraid of litigation and have established a track record of success in the cases we have handled over the course of our careers.
Added to our impressive track record, our product liability attorneys have been recognized by their peers as being among The Best Lawyers in America® and have been selected for inclusion in the Mid-South Super Lawyers® list in the area of personal injury.
Work with a Product Liability Firm with a Reputation for Success
To speak with our Johnson City product liability lawyers at The Haynes Firm, contact our office today and request a consultation. We offer a free case evaluation to each client in order to discuss the details of their product liability claims, as well as the possible legal steps that can be taken to resolve their claims as soon as possible.
“Wrapped up the case quickly. Working tirelessly to get us settled and done! Olen Haynes Jr and all the staff at the Haynes firm are amazing! Highly recommend”- Mica
“We recently contacted Mr. Haynes about a possible medical malpractice. Although we ultimately did not have a case he was easily contacted and exhausted all possible avenues to confirm procedures administered by medical staff were necessary and life saving.”- Michelle
“Recently I had an accident case settled by the Haynes firm. Olen Haynes Jr. went above and beyond to make it happen, it wasn't easy with the covid situation but he worked diligently and got the case settled. I appreciate everything he and the staff did for”- Patricia