Having successfully handled hundreds of personal injury claims, Ripper Law Firm has the experience and skill necessary to navigate the complexities and challenges of your product liability claim.
We live in a world full of products, and we trust or assume that the things we purchase and use are safe. In fact, the companies that make and sell our food, appliances, cars, clothing and other consumer products have a legal duty to make sure those products are safe. Unfortunately, thousands of us discover each year that they can’t always trust companies to comply with that duty. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a federal agency that regulates product safety and tracks recalls, estimates that each year over 30 million Americans are injured by faulty or defective consumer products. The Agency reports that our economy loses more than $700 billion annually to deaths, injuries and property damage caused by defective products.
Many, if not most, of these injuries could be avoided if the manufacturers were more safety conscious before putting their products out into the market or if they warned consumers about known or foreseeable risks of using them. While we sometimes hear about product recalls on the news, they usually don’t happen until consumers are injured or killed while using the product through no fault of their own. In some cases, the federal government orders product recalls. Under the law, there are three ways a manufacturer can be liable for a defective product:
Under Georgia state law consumers have the right to sue a manufacturer over serious injuries sustained from using or being exposed to a defective product. These actions are products liability lawsuits, and they can arise from virtually any consumer product. Flaws that could lead to a products liability suit include:
Ripper Law Firm is prepared to handle product liability cases involving:
If you, a family member or a loved one have been injured by an unsafe or defective product and are considering a products liability lawsuit, you probably have a number of questions and concerns. This is why Ripper Law Firm offers free consultations. We can help you obtain money damages to pay your medical bills, replace lost income due to temporary or permanent disability or death, and compensate you for physical and emotional pain and suffering. In addition, we can inform the public what happened and, in doing so, possibly help others avoid injury or death from an unsafe or dangerous product.
We encourage you not to delay seeking legal representation, as personal injury cases must be brought within the statute of limitations and can be lost forever if not pursued timely.