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Whether you live in Mobile or another Alabama town, you handle numerous products daily and probably purchase a few new ones each week. All of the things you use should be designed, manufactured, marketed, and sold in a way that is honest and safe.

When manufacturers, retailers, and other parties involved with creating and selling products lose sight of consumer safety or knowingly break the law, the result is defective products that are potentially dangerous hazards in your home.


Alabama Product Liability Laws

If you were hurt because of a defective product, numerous federal and state laws might apply to your situation. Many laws dictate how products can and should be designed, manufactured, marketed, and sold. On the federal level, products and sales must conform to the Uniform Commercial Code, the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Child Safety Protection Act, and other statutes. Additionally, the Alabama Extended Manufacturers’ Liability Doctrine may cover products sold in Alabama.

Theories of Liability for Dangerous Products

Due to federal and Alabama law, there may be one or more theories of liability to sue a manufacturer, retailer, or other company. A theory of liability is why you believe the other party is liable for compensating you for your injuries. It is the legal basis for why that specific individual or business is responsible for a harmful incident.

Potential theories of liability for product liability claims include:

  • Negligence- a prevalent theory of liability, based on the premise that the at-fault party owed a duty to behave a certain way but failed to uphold that responsibility. As a result of this carelessness, you were injured.
  • Breach of warranty- Whenever you buy a product, you understand that it fulfills specific explicit and implicit promises, including that it works well and for its intended purpose. These promises are known as warranties. You may have a defective product claim if the product does not fulfill one or more warranties and causes you harm because of this breach.
  • Misrepresentation- When manufacturers and retailers sell products, they must be honest. If they make claims regarding the products, which is typical in advertising, these claims must be valid. Suppose you are injured by a product because you were given false or misleading information about it. In that case, you may be able to file suit against the party who made the material misrepresentations.
  • Strict liability- Under the theory of strict liability, the party responsible for the product is automatically liable for the injuries it causes.

Each of these theories have legal nuances, and it typically takes a significant amount of investigation to determine the strongest theory. To learn more about these options and how to know which applies to your case, contact our Mobile defective product lawyers.

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Common Causes of Defective Product Injuries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps up-to-date information on the latest product recalls. Common types of defective products that can cause injury include:

  • Power tools
  • Home appliances
  • Furniture
  • Car seats and high chairs
  • Drugs and health supplements
  • Sporting goods
  • Childrens’ toys and clothing

Types of Defects

Products are not all defective in the same way. Various things can go wrong at different stages of a product’s life, potentially making it dangerous to use. Three common types of defects are:

  • Design defect- A product may not be designed to be as safe as possible. When a product’s creator does not outline it with the highest quality of safety in mind, the blueprint or formula for the product is flawed. Every product manufactured based on this design will be defective and potentially dangerous.
  • Manufacturing defect- A product may be designed to be as safe as possible. However, something may go wrong during the manufacturing process that leads to one or multiple products not being made entirely in accordance with the product plan. When a manufacturing error occurs, a product becomes defective and potentially hazardous to use.
  • Warning defect- Certain products pose a safety risk no matter how well they are designed. They are simply a product that could cause harm if not used correctly and carefully. Many of these products require instructions and warnings about how to use and not use them. If a potentially dangerous product is missing the instructions or warnings, then it is considered defective.

Pursing Compensation Through a Defective Product Claim

After being hurt because of a defective product, you may be ready to hold someone responsible and pursue compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial injuries. Through a product liability claim, which may involve an insurance claim or a lawsuit, our Mobile defective product lawyers can help you pursue compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of use of property
  • Physical impairment
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical pain
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of quality of life

Defective product claims can be complicated. The factors you need to prove to gain compensation vary depending on the type of defect and the theory of liability.

You should not try to handle a product liability claim by yourself. You are going to need a highly experienced and knowledgeable Mobile defective product lawyer. At Belt, Bruner & Barnett, P.C., we are prepared to help. We have years of experience handling a wide range of defective product claims, including various products and types of injuries.

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Let Our Mobile Defective Product Lawyers Help

You may not know what to do or who to turn to after an accident that was caused by a product. You may not even know whether the product was defective or what went wrong. All these unanswered questions are why you should contact Belt, Bruner & Barnett P.C. We will thoroughly investigate your situation, including working with experts to find out what went wrong and whether the product had a design, manufacturing, or warning defect. Based on what we find, we will explain your legal options. We will then guide you through any option, including a product liability lawsuit.

For more information on your right to compensation after a defective product accident, contact our Mobile defective product lawyers at (205) 933-1500.

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