Product Liability Attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia
If you are currently seeking a product liability lawyer in Atlanta, GA, look no further. Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC, can provide you with the quality legal representation you need to win your battle against the company responsible for your injury. But don’t just take our word for it; you can discuss your case in detail with one of our dedicated associates in a free consultation. Just call (770) 350-2691.
When you buy a product, you expect it to be not only functional but also safe. This is a foundational element of the manufacturer-consumer relationship. When the former fails to regulate production and releases a defective and dangerous product to the public (knowingly or unknowingly), people get hurt. This is not just morally unacceptable behavior – it constitutes a violation of certain state laws.
If a manufacturer causes a death or injury due to the failure to exercise ordinary care, they can be held liable for all resulting damages based on the legal theory of negligence. Common types of manufacturer negligence include the following:
- Bad design
- Inadequate testing and inspection
- Inadequate instructions, warnings, or other labels on product
- Failure to issue recall notice in prompt fashion
When an injury or death results from a defective product, the manufacturer can be held liable, even without proof of negligence, based on the legal theory of…
Strict Liability in Georgia
According to Georgia law, the manufacturer of a defective product may be held legally responsible for any damages that result, regardless of culpability.
This statute targets manufacturers specifically, not sellers. Lawsuits of this sort must be filed no later than 10 years from the date of the first sale for use or consumption of the defective product.
Breach of Implied Warranty
The buyer of a product or his/her household member may bring forward a product liability lawsuit if the any of the following terms of the Uniform Commercial Code are violated:
- Implied warranty of merchantability – The product must be fit for purposes intended by the seller.
- Implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose – The product must be fit for the buyer’s intended use which was known to the seller.
While, in Georgia, wrongful death claims involving a defective product may be based on strict liability, they cannot be based on a breach of implied warranty due to a technicality.
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Product liability claims are complex affairs which require legal expertise to handle properly. Reach out to Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC now for immediate assistance. Our patient and attentive Atlanta product liability a can explain to you the full implications of your case along with possible recovery in damages. And if you decide to hire us, we will use the full extent of our legal skills and knowledge to negotiate a full and fair settlement, or, if necessary, fight for you in trial.
Types of Product Liability
- Auto Product Liability
- Defective Children’s Products
- Food Recall
- Defective Household Items
- Defective Medical Device