Unfortunately, manufacturers and retailers often sell faulty items to their customers. The sad reality is that each year, a number of people in Alabama are hurt due to defective products. You may wish to enlist an injury attorney to represent you if you find yourself in this difficult situation. Whit A. Thomas is a skilled Foley product liability attorney who will work diligently to protect your rights. He is committed to holding companies responsible for the harm that they cause to unsuspecting consumers.Seeking Compensation from a Manufacturer Through a Product Liability Claim
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has found that over 20,000 deaths and millions of injuries result from the use of consumer products each year. The majority of these injuries happen to children under 15 years of age. The CPSC also advises around 200 to 300 product recalls each year, but many product recalls are ineffective, since consumers may not hear about them before using the products involved.
A product defect can consist of a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or a defect in marketing or advertising. A design defect indicates that the design of the product is inherently flawed. A manufacturing defect refers to the product being made incorrectly or unsafely. Put another way, when a product has a manufacturing defect, it means it was designed properly, but a single item or a single group of items was not manufactured according to its intended specifications. Defects in marketing or advertising may arise when a product has insufficient instructions or warnings about the risks associated with the product’s use, and a consumer is injured as a result.
It is important to note that Alabama is a strict liability state, which means that a plaintiff does not need to establish that the defendant was negligent. Instead, the plaintiff must simply show that the product caused the injury and that the product was defective or unreasonably dangerous. This requires demonstrating that the product did not perform as expected or that it malfunctioned while being used in the way it was intended.
Product defects can lead to serious injuries on both physical and emotional levels, some of which can be extremely costly to treat. Fortunately, Alabama law permits people who have been hurt by defective products to recover the full scope of their damages. Depending on the type and severity of your injuries, you may be able to recover compensation for hospital bills, lost income and benefits, property damage, future medical costs, pain and suffering, disability, and more.Discuss Your Product Liability Case with a Foley Attorney
Defective products can cause significant harm. If a faulty product has hurt you or someone close to you, it is important to protect your rights. As a seasoned Foley product liability lawyer, Whit A. Thomas has the knowledge and experience to handle your case. He represents injured individuals throughout Southern Alabama, including in Foley, Summerdale, Robertsdale, Elberta, Lillian, Loxley, Fairhope, Daphne, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach, as well as other communities throughout Baldwin, Mobile, Escambia, and Monroe Counties. To set up a free consultation with a personal injury and wrongful death attorney, call us at (251) 943-9330 or contact us online.