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Canton Defective Product Lawyers

Product Liability Cases in Georgia

Companies have a duty to make sure the products they create are reasonably safe for public use. Unfortunately, defective products do still make it onto the consumer market. When this happens, innocent individuals can be seriously hurt. In extreme cases, defective products can even cause wrongful deaths.

At Hasty Pope Davies, LLP, we strive to hold negligent companies accountable when they prioritize profits over consumer safety. If you or a loved one suffered severe, life-altering injuries as a result of a defective product, contact our firm as soon as possible. In Georgia, injured individuals have two years from the date of the injury to file a defective product personal injury claim. However, the sooner you act the better, as medical records, witness accounts, and other vital information can be more difficult to obtain as time passes.

To speak with a defective products lawyer in Canton, call our firm at (770) 741-1951 or contact us online and request your free initial consultation.

When Is a Product “Defective?”

A defective product is any product that poses unreasonably safety risks to users when used correctly and/or as intended. Generally, defective products fall into one of three categories, though it is possible for defective products to fall into multiple categories.

These three categories include:

  • Defective Design: This means that there was a flaw or defect in the initial design of the product. Products with a defective design tend to be inherently dangerous, even when manufactured correctly.
  • Defective Manufacturing: With this type of defect, some mistake occurs during the production phase. Manufacturing defects are generally categorized as errors, such as a tainted batch of cough syrup, that nevertheless lead to serious injuries.
  • Defective Marketing: Defective marketing refers to defects in how the product is marketed for use. This can include failure to include adequate warning labels, instructions, or possible side effects.

    Any type of product can be considered defective if it meets one or more of the above criteria. This includes defective automobile parts like tires and brakes, defective toys or electronics, or defective medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs.

    What to Do if You Were Harmed by a Defective Product

    If you suffered serious injuries while using a product as intended, you may be able to hold one or more negligent parties accountable for your damages. Defective product claims, also known as product liability claims, can be incredibly complex due to the number and type of liable parties involved. Anyone from the product designer to the product manufacturer to the product distributor—or a combination thereof—could be responsible for your injuries. It is important to contact an experienced Canton product liability lawyer who can help you seek just recovery for your damages.

    While every case is different, you may be able to recover compensation for the following damages:

    • Medical treatment, immediate and future
    • Lost wages and/or income
    • Pain and suffering
    • Emotional distress
    • Loss of enjoyment
    • Reduced or lost earning ability

      In certain cases, you may also be able to pursue punitive damages if you can show that the liable party was egregiously negligent. This might be the case if a drug manufacturer knew a certain drug was unreasonably dangerous but manufactured it anyway or if an automobile manufacturer failed to recall thousands of defective vehicles.

      Injured by a defective product? Contact Hasty Pope Davies, LLP online or by phone at (770) 741-1951 for a complimentary case evaluation today.

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      Our Clients' Successes

      • $9,000,000 Wrongful Death

        Settlement of $9 million in September of 2019. This was for the family of a 20-year-old man struck and killed by a driver who crossed the centerline in Cherokee County, Georgia on May 18, 2018.

      • $6,000,000 Truck Accident

        A tractor-trailer lost control and struck two motorcyclists, both suffered catastrophic injuries.

      • $5,000,000 Rear-End Accident

        A female client was rear-ended at a high rate of speed in Fannin County, Georgia, a county in North Georgia. The negligent driver was following too closely and failed to maintain control of her vehicle.

      • $2,800,000 Dental Malpractice

        A woman sustained permanent injury to her mouth and teeth as result of dental work performed below the standard of care by a dentist employed by a large corporate dental chain.

      • $2,500,000 Intersection Collision

        A woman suffered multiple injuries including head trauma, multiple rib fractures, and a collapsed left lung when another car ran a red light and struck her vehicle in West Palm Beach, Fla.

      • $2,000,000 Intersection Collision

        Our 76-year-old client, Sara, was on her way home from the salon. She was driving through an intersection on a green light when a young driver turned in front of her.

      • $1,735,000 Distracted Driving Accident

        Our client was struck and killed on I-985 in Hall County, Georgia. Our client had pulled off I-985 to secure his load and was outside all lanes of travel.

      • $1,700,000 T-Bone Collision

        A woman suffered permanent injury to her dominant arm after being involved in a collision at Davis Drive and Mansell Road in Alpharetta, Georgia.

      • $1,650,000 Accident on MARTA Bus

        Our client sustained an injury in an accident in which the wheelchair ramp of a MARTA bus closed on her foot in 2016.

      • $1,300,000 Motor Vehicle Accidents

        A 49 year-old was injured when a driver ran a red light causing a collision. The client suffered injuries to his head, face, neck, shoulder, and knee requiring multiple surgeries and procedures.