The Risks of Defective Products in Georgia
Georgia consumers are at risk of being injured by defective products every day. Although it is the duty of product manufacturers and distributors to provide safe products for public use, many defective products stock Georgia’s retail stores, car dealerships, and pharmacies. These products can be children’s toys, kitchenware, furniture, tools, drugs or even motor-vehicles. When a product is determined to be defective or dangerous, a recall is often issued to remove that product. Unfortunately, many dangerous products are not recalled in time to prevent injury, and some are never recalled at all.
Defective products often result from poor manufacturing or design and can cause a wide array of injuries, both minor and severe. The injuries associated with dangerous products, however, depend on the type of product as well as its defect or malfunction. A poorly attached component to a children’s toy may cause a piece to fall off as the child holds the toy over their head; this may cause simple bruising, cuts to the skin, or even a head injury. In another situation, a defective auto component or auto component malfunction can cause a serious injury or even fatal Georgia auto accident.
Regardless of the type of defective product, if a consumer is injured by a poorly designed, manufactured, or misrepresented product, the consumer may be able to seek compensation for the damages suffered through a Georgia product liability claim. Under Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 51-1-11), “[the] manufacturer of any personal property sold as new property…shall be liable in tort…to any natural person who may use, consume, or reasonably be affected by the property and who suffers injury…because the property when sold by the manufacturer was not merchantable and reasonably suited to the use intended, and its condition when sold is the proximate cause of the injury sustained.”
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, the experienced Georgia injury accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., can determine the validity of your product liability claim and advise you of your legal rights and options. Call one of our knowledgeable defective product lawyers today for a consultation at 404-995-3955.
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