Product Liability

Product Liability Cases exist in Georgia when a product fails due to a design defect or the like and causes injury or death to you or a loved one. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed due to a defective product, then we are very sorry. In Georgia, these cases are known as Product Liability Cases and can happen to anyone, anywhere, and with many products that we think are safe to be used by ourselves and our loved ones.

At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, our Product Liability Attorneys are intimately familiar with defective products and how to handle Product Liability Cases. These cases are very difficult as the product manufacturers have many resources devoted to defending lawsuits against products. Therefore, it is imperative that if you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a product that you contact an experienced Product Liability Attorney as soon as possible to assist you with your claim. You may contact us for your free consultation 24/7 at any or all of the following means by phone at (770) 865-8654 and (813) 363-6664, by email at juliericelaw@outlook.com, or Contact Us on our website.

When we think of Product Liability, we can think of defects in children’s toys, in our food, with our vehicles, with household products, and almost any product that we come into contact with on a daily basis. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is a phenomenal resource and has jurisdiction over more than 15,000 consumer products including, but not limited to:

  1. Appliances
  2. Children’s Products
  3. Clothing
  4. Electronic/Electrical
  5. Furniture
  6. Household
  7. Lighting/Lighter
  8. Outdoor
  9. Sports/Exercise

One of your online Resources for Recalls is the website: http://www.recalls.gov. This website lists recalls on the following products in detail:

  1. Boats
  2. Cosmetics
  3. Environmental Products
  4. Food
  5. Medicine
  6. Motor Vehicles

We have also posted many resources on our website under General Resources for product recalls and safety. One of the laws in Georgia that governs Product Liability is O.C.G.A. Section 51-1-11 which states in pertinent part that, “the manufacturer of a product is strictly liable for injuries caused by a defect in a product that existed at the time of manufacture.” Under Georgia Law, the Product Manufacturer may fall into one (1) of three (3) categories:

  1. The actual manufacturer or designer of the product;
  2. A manufacturers of a component part which failed and caused injury; and
  3. An assembler of component parts who then sell the item as a single product under its own trade name.

Similarly, under Georgia Law O.C.G.A. Section 51-1-11(b) further expands the liability of the manufacturer if the manufacturer places a product on the market to the public where such product is reasonably certain to place life and limb in peril when negligently made as the manufacturer has a duty to make said product safely. The amazing feature in product liability cases is that manufactures do continuously put products on the market that are not safe.

For example, food has been placed on the market that is not safe to eat, and vehicles are placed on the market with many defects including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Airbag Deployment Defects
  2. Occupant Containment Defects
  3. Post-Collision Fuel-Fed Fire DefectsTire Defects
  4. Rollover Defects
  5. Seat and Setback Failure Defects
  6. Seatbelt Defects
  7. Smart Key Defects
  8. Sudden Unintended Acceleration Defects

Our Product Liability Lawyers know how to evaluate these types of cases and are meticulous in following investigation principles such as preserving everything, performing a through examination, involving an expert early in the process, researching the product(s) and the manufacturer(s) involved, and considering the costs of litigating these types of claims. We also are able to identify seller’s and entities who put products in the stream of commerce outside of the United States. Furthermore, we can identify if a service provider, such as a repair shop, may also be responsible.

At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates we are not only concerned with your safety, we also firmly believe that pursuing Product Liability Cases creates a great good by making products safer for everyone. If you or a loved on has been injured or killed by a defective product, then please Contact Us today for your free consultation. We look forward to serving you and making products safe for our society.