Just think of the myriad of products that you use every day that have the potential,
if improperly designed or manufactured, to cause serious bodily harm. The tools
and electrical appliances we use, the cars that we drive, and the food that
we eat all have the potential to create serious injury.
Product liability cases generally fall into the following three categories:
- The first category involves products that are defectively designed.
- The second type of product liability claim arises from the defective manufacture
of products. These are products that, through some flaw in the manufacturing
process, are defective and thereby create injury.
- The third category involves cases where the manufacturer had a duty to
warn the consumer of a known hazard or necessary precaution but failed to
In most product liability cases the manufacturer and other parties in the chain
of distribution may be held responsible for the injuries suffered, including
medical expenses, lost wages, permanent disability or disfigurement, pain, suffering,
and emotional distress. If it can be established that the company knew of the
defect in the product and had an ample opportunity to correct it but failed
to do so, the company may additionally be held responsible for punitive damages.
These are damages that are designed to deter the company and others from knowingly
making or selling products that are unreasonably dangerous to the consuming
Product liability claims are generally not easy to settle for a very simple
reason. In most cases, the company has its reputation at stake. The company
will be concerned about establishing a pattern of paying damages for injuries
that are caused by their products. For this reason, you will find that companies
take these claims seriously, investigate the cases thoroughly, and generally
will not enter into a monetary settlement unless it has been demonstrated that
the claim is valid, that the evidence has been properly preserved, and the case
is thoroughly prepared.
In any case involving a defective or dangerous product, we urge you to have
the case reviewed and investigated as soon as possible by an attorney who is
familiar with this area of the law.
Calton & Burns, Attorneys at Law, have over 25 years experience in personal
injury matters. Our experienced team of lawyers will investigate the facts,
evaluate your claim, determine which parties and insurance companies are responsible,
and handle all of the details of preparing and presenting your case.
We act both as advocates and negotiators on behalf of our clients. We handle
personal injury claims on a daily basis, ranging from simple whiplash
injuries to catastrophic injury and death claims. We handle claims
from the start to the finish, including a professional evaluation
of the claim, meeting the legal deadlines, all dealings with insurance
adjusters and other lawyers, and taking care of a lot of the details
that accompany any injury claim.
Calton & Burns, Attorneys at Law, have been representing injured
individuals for over 25 years. Our team of dedicated lawyers represents
those who have suffered serious injury, financial loss, personal
and future damages due to negligence and wrongful acts of others,
including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle
accidents, aviation accidents, construction accidents, slip and
accidents and defective products.
If you have been injured
by a dangerous or defective product, we will be glad to discuss your case
with you at no charge and with no obligation.
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