Defective products kill and injure people every day in this country, yet it’s always a shock when it happens to you or someone you love. It just never occurs to you that a product manufacturer would be negligent enough to take shortcuts with consumer safety. Unfortunately, many people assume responsibility for their own injuries without realizing the fault lies with the defective product instead. As an experienced personal injury attorney in Jacksonville North Carolina with an AV Preeminent Rating, George Collins will put his more than 30 years of legal experience to work for you to help you determine if you have a valid claim and how to move forward with a product liability lawsuit.
Understanding the Different Categories of Product Liability Claims
The most common category of defective product manufacturing includes errors made during the initial construction of that product or prior to delivery to the retail outlet. Simple carelessness is the most common reason for these types of mistakes.
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When a company designs a product defectively, it means employees made a critical error in the planning stages of its creation. This is a more serious category of error because it affects all products created from a single design. The workers who manufactured the product from the defective design they received are not liable for any injuries it may produce since they were only following orders.
A product manufacturer must ensure that customers understand exactly how to use the item safely. The failure to include specific instructions or to downplay the potential for injury can result in consumers filing a claim for defective marketing.
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The Injured Person Bears the Burden of Proof
As a successful product liability attorney, George Collins prepares your case to demonstrate the following:
- You were injured due to a defective product
- The product did not include adequate instructions or warnings or was defective in another manner
- Your injuries were directly caused by the manufacturer’s negligence
- You were using the product in the manner it was intended
When you’re ready to proceed with your product liability personal injury case, please contact the Jacksonville, North Carolina office of George Collins, P.A. to request a free initial consultation. He is happy to meet at the location and time most convenient for you. Manufacturing companies have the money to hire aggressive representation. You need an equally aggressive personal injury attorney with more than 30 years of experience fighting for your right to receive compensation for your injuries.