Protecting Victims of Defective Products
Product Liability Attorney in Charlotte, NC and Throughout the Carolinas
If you are injured or harmed by something you buy, we may be able to help you pursue a case of product liability. The products you buy should be safe and reliable; however, there are laws to protect you in cases that involve an unsafe product. The Olive Law Firm is not afraid to stand up to big companies, and we are not afraid to take cases to the trial level. In fact, we prepare every case for the courtroom, ensuring that our clients are taken seriously and often resulting in higher compensation.
Protecting Consumer Interests in North Carolina
It can be difficult to prove who is at fault in product liability cases, but our personal injury accident law firm has the resources to pursue justice. We have been representing Charlotte, NC and surrounding area residents in these types of cases since 1957. Our President, Attorney Lee Olive, is recognized for winning clients the compensation they deserve, as demonstrated by his membership in the elite Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
What Is Product Liability?
As consumers, we depend on warning labels and instructions to keep us safe, but when merchandise proves to be faulty and causes unforeseen injuries, we are entitled to seek compensation. You have found a law firm that aggressively seeks justice for people who have been harmed by bad products.
Who Is to Blame?
Product liability claims take effort to pursue because everything you buy goes through a long manufacturing and supply chain. There are many entities and often multiple countries involved. Here is a list of who can be held responsible:
- A designer can be held accountable in a case of product liability if it can be demonstrated that the design of the item itself was flawed or led to the injury.
- The manufacturer can be held liable if it did not take enough care in making the item. This can include a failure to follow the design specifications, inadequate quality control, or poor training of its workers.
- Distributors or retailers can be held accountable for claims of product liability negligence if they knew about potential problems and sold the products anyway, or intentionally sold damaged goods.
Every case is different. Sometimes, all three entities can be held liable for injuries. At other times, personal injury claims may only be brought against one or two. This is why it is so important to discuss your claim of product liability with a personal injury accident lawyer. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury due to merchandise that was mislabeled, defective or potentially dangerous by the nature of its design, call our firm today. We will look further into your case in greater detail than the average firm, and if you have a claim that entitles you to pursue compensation, we may be able to help you. No case is too big or too small for our firm.
Some Common Product Defects
A lawsuit for product liability can be pursued for injuries caused by issues such as faulty brakes, air bags, accelerators and frames. Air bags that deploy without reason and cause injuries are a perfect example of an automotive products liability case.
Medical devices that result in injuries include sit-and-stand walkers, wheelchairs, catheters, and pacemakers and other implanted devices. Dangerous pharmaceuticals fall under this category as well. As consumers, we hold our doctors, medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies to a higher standard because their products have a dramatic impact on our well-being.
The examples above are only two of the many types of product liability claims that our firm handles. If you have been injured by any manufactured good through no fault of your own, let us evaluate your case.
A Note About Compensation and Damages
Any discussion of compensation and pursuable damages on this site is for informational purposes only. Every case is different and must be evaluated separately. We do not represent that similar results will be achieved in your case.