We use countless products every day—from cellphones and computers to cars and motorcycles to medications to everyday household items. Product manufacturers and distributors have a responsibility to create and sell products that are reasonably safe for consumer use. When they fail in this duty and defective or faulty products make it onto the market, people can be seriously injured.
At Monge & Associates, we have been helping injured individuals and their families since 1993. If you were injured or your loved one was killed as a result of a defective product, our Atlanta product liability lawyers can help you fight for the justice and recovery you deserve. Depending on the injuries and losses you have suffered, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income/wages, lost earning ability, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. Our firm offers free, confidential consultations and contingent fees, meaning there are no upfront costs for you and you don’t owe us anything until we recover a monetary award on your behalf.
If you were injured as a result of a defective product, call us at (800) 860-8021 or submit an online contact form to request your complimentary case evaluation.
How Products Can Be Defective
As previously mentioned, manufacturers and distributors have a responsibility to provide products that are safe to use, within reason. A defective product is one that causes undue harm or is unreasonably dangerous when used as intended.
There are three main ways in which a product can be defective:
- Defective Design: If a product is inherently unreasonably dangerous when it is used properly, it likely has a design defect. This means that the actual design of the product makes it excessively unsafe for consumers. For example, an SUV that rolls over easily or an airbag that does not inflate upon impact may have a design defect.
- Defective Manufacturing: If a product is properly designed but something occurs during the manufacturing phase that causes the product to be faulty, the product has a manufacturing defect. This type of defect only affects specific units, rather than the entire group of products. Medication that becomes contaminated during production is an example of this type of defect.
- Defective Marketing: Somewhat counterintuitively, defective marketing doesn’t have to do with the marketing of the product, but rather the labeling. If a product is missing proper safety instructions or warning labels meant to inform consumers of the potential risks of using the product, it is said to have a marketing defect.
As consumers, we put our trust in product designers, manufacturers, and producers to create products that make our lives easier, more enjoyable, and that are safe to use. When these companies put profits ahead of safety, cut corners, or simply make careless mistakes, the consequences can be devastating. At Monge & Associates, we strive to hold negligent manufacturers and distributors accountable for the harm they have caused.
Contact Monge & Associates for a Free Consultation
If you were injured or your loved one was killed by a defective or faulty product, we can help. We work with accident reconstruction experts, product specialists, and other professionals to determine the exact cause of your accident. If a defective product resulted in your injuries or losses, we are here to help you fight for the fair recovery you are owed. Our product liability attorneys in Atlanta know what it takes to win your case; we are prepared to be the aggressive legal advocate you deserve. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured clients throughout Georgia and the United States and we guarantee that you will receive a higher settlement offer than you had before hiring us or you pay nothing.
Get in touch with us at (800) 860-8021 to learn more about how we can help you with your defective product case.