Product Liability

Serving Gainesville, Jacksonville, Atlanta areas

People, businesses or entities that manufacture or make any products available to the public can be held responsible for the injuries those products cause. This is the legal concept known as Product Liability.

Understanding Product Liability

All of the parties involved throughout the chain of manufacture of a product are held responsible for the safety of their products. This includes the original manufacturer, an assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler and the eventual retail establishment or store. Products that contain defects that cause an injury or injuries form the basis for product liability claims.

The laws surrounding product liability vary among jurisdictions and may even result in large class action suits. Product liability lawsuits may be based on negligence, strict liability or breach of warranty, depending on the jurisdiction. There are three main types of product defects: design defects, manufacturing defects and/or marketing defects.

Examples of Product Liability

  • Defective vehicles
  • Airbags
  • Seatbelts
  • Automobile or truck tires
  • SUV rollovers
  • Power windows
  • Windshield
  • Medical devices

Dangerous drugs from pharmaceutical companies:

  • Avandia
  • Vioxx
  • Accutane

Household product liability issues:

  • Chinese-manufactured drywall issues
  • Crib recalls
  • Lead poisoning

Other examples of product liability:

  • Ephedra
  • Asbestos claims
  • ATVs or all terrain vehicles

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you should take immediate action and contact a lawyer with experience in defective products and product liability cases.

Product Liability Attorneys You Can Trust

The Chestnut Firm first listens and gathers a full understanding of the facts of your case. Then we will we let you know how we can help you and your family. Once we hear the facts of your case, our attorneys will offer you an honest, straight-forward assessment of the merits of your case and advise you of your options. Our consultations are free of charge, and you can trust that we will treat you with the compassion you need during this stressful time.

Please contact The Chestnut Firm today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced product liability attorneys. We represent clients nationwide, with offices in Gainesville, Jackonsville and Miami, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga.; and Charlotte, N.C.