Atlanta Household Product Defect Attorneys
Compensation for Defective Household Product Injuries
Under U.S. consumer protection laws, household product manufacturers are legally obligated to develop, test, and produce items that do not cause serious injury or death. Unfortunately, hundreds of accidents occur every year due to a dangerous or defective household product that sends unsuspecting consumers to the emergency room.
If you or someone you care about has been injured or worse by a defective household item, you may have a valid claim against the manufacturer. At Grant Law Office, our Atlanta product liability lawyers will help you stand up against negligent companies that fail to protect consumers from harm. We have experience handling a wide variety of defective product claims and can help you navigate the complex legal process to obtain your rightful compensation. Dial (404) 995-3955 or (866) 249-5513 for a free consultation with a member of our legal team.
What is a Defective Household Product?
A defective product is one that is unsafe for ordinary use or even reasonably foreseeable use, causing injury or death. In many cases, a defect is caused by negligence or oversight at some point during the design, manufacture, distribution, or sale of the product. Common defective household items include electrical appliances, furniture, or tools. If an item is not safe for consumer use and does not include warnings about potential dangers, the consumer may seek financial compensation for any resulting damages.
Causes of Household Product Defects
A defect may not be readily apparent and can occur at any stage of the production process from design to distribution. An Atlanta personal injury attorney can investigate whether your injury accident was caused by the following types of defects:
- Design Defects - The design creates an unreasonable risk of harm to the user.
- Failure to Test - Products must be tested for potential dangers and inspected before becoming available to consumers.
- Defective Manufacturing - Poor manufacturing or assembly can make a product unsafe to use.
- False Advertising - The marketing may misrepresent how the item can and should be used.
- Failure to Warn - The item does not have any warning about potential dangers of using the product, whether it is used as intended or improperly.
In many cases, the liable party may be identified by the type of defect. For example, if the product malfunctions due to an error in the item’s assembly, the company responsible for manufacturing the product may be held accountable.
What is the Statute of Limitations on Household Product Liability in Georgia?
It is important to understand that victims of accidents caused by dangerous products have a deadline in which to file a claim against the responsible party. In Georgia, the injured party must take action within two years of the date of the injury or discovery of the injury, or within one year from the date on which the death occurred. However, another factor to consider when pursuing a claim is Georgia’s statute of repose (OCGA § 51-1-11(b)(2), wherein the manufacturer may not be sued for injuries caused by a defective product if 10 years have passed since the product was sold.
Reputable Atlanta Product Defect Attorneys
If you believe that you have a valid claim or would like to explore your options for legal action after a defective product injury accident, please contact Grant Law Office We can investigate your claim and determine the best course of action for your circumstances. Schedule a no-cost consultation with us as soon as you can.