Thousands of people in North Carolina are injured or killed every year due to dangerous or defective products. If you were injured by a product that you assumed was safe to use, you have a right to demand answers and compensation from the manufacturer or other responsible party.
Because most products must go through a supply chain to get to the consumer, multiple entities along the way could bear responsibility for what happened to you. Identifying the at-fault party or parties can be challenging. But our experienced North Carolina product liability lawyers at Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC know how to investigate and build these complex cases. We have fought hard to protect the rights of injured consumers for more than 40 years. Our trusted attorneys are ready to go to work for you.
Contact us for a free consultation today. You don’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover money in your case.
What Is Product Liability?
Product liability refers to a manufacturer’s or seller’s duty to make or sell products that are safe and effective. If a product manufacturer or seller is responsible for making or selling a defective product, they can be held legally responsible for any injuries caused by the product’s defects.
Liability for a defective product could be assigned to any party involved in the manufacture or distribution of the product, including the:
- Designer or manufacturer of the product
- Manufacturer of any components used to make the product
- Party responsible for assembling or installing the product
- Wholesaler who purchased and resold the product
- Retail store that sold the product to a consumer
- Agency responsible for improper product warnings or labeling
Common Types of Product Liability Claims
Many of the product liability cases our attorneys at Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC handle involve the following common types of unsafe products:
- Auto parts – Defective auto parts can affect any part of a vehicle, including the engine, brake system, airbags, and other safety features.
- Medical devices – Devices like pacemakers, walkers, medical implants, and prosthetics can all pose hazards if they are designed or manufactured improperly.
- Medication – This can include over-the-counter medications or prescription drugs with unlabeled side effects or contaminants.
- Lawn equipment – Large pieces of lawn maintenance equipment like lawnmowers, weed trimmers, and tractors can cause significant injuries if they are defective or lack safety warnings.
- Home improvement tools – Consumer-grade tools like power drills, motorized saws, and electrical equipment can pose serious dangers if defective.
- Children’s toys – Unsafe toys may contain toxic chemicals or hazardous magnetic components, or they could present choking hazards to small children.
How Our Attorneys Can Help with Your Product Liability Claim
If you need to file a product liability claim, you should know that manufacturers and large retailers typically have the resources to put up a fierce legal fight. To level the playing field, talk to a skilled product liability attorney at Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC. Our respected trial attorneys can help you by:
- Explaining your legal rights and your options for pursuing compensation during a free case review
- Identifying the at-fault party or parties responsible for the defective product
- Conducting an independent investigation to uncover all available evidence
- Reviewing blueprints and schematics of the product to determine defects
- Consulting with design and manufacturing specialists for expert advice
- Helping you avoid costly mistakes such as missing doctor’s appointments or posting about your claim on social media
- Estimating the potential value of your product liability claim
- Negotiating aggressively for the full and fair compensation you deserve
- Taking your case to trial if you are forced to move forward with a product liability lawsuit