Products liability is the area of the law that protects the public from products in the marketplace that are unreasonably dangerous. Goforth & Lilley provides highly professional and determined representation for consumers who have been harmed by defective products, such as auto parts, medical devices, appliances, electronics, and home construction. If a consumer product has caused you harm, holding a powerful corporation accountable can be very difficult. But an experienced and dedicated attorney from our firm can level the playing field and help you get the full, fair compensation you deserve.
Under Louisiana law, a manufacturer is liable for injury to a consumer if “a characteristic of the product … renders the product unreasonably dangerous” during “reasonably anticipated use.” The “characteristic” or defect must exist in the product when the product leaves the manufacturer’s control or it must result from “a reasonably anticipated alteration or modification.” These requirements allow a consumer to sue even if the injury occurred during improper use or after tinkering with the product, as long as a reasonable manufacturer could have foreseen the specific type of misuse or tinkering.
The law lists four categories of product defects:
The plaintiff has the burden of proving the necessary elements of the case by a preponderance of the evidence.
Our attorneys have managed numerous cases of personal injury and wrongful death due to defective products. Common cases in this area include:
If a defective product has injured you or a loved one, you can trust our attorneys to pursue your claim with the utmost professionalism to deliver the best possible results.
Products liability cases require highly professional representation against a strong and determined defendant. Goforth & Lilley has the knowledge and experience to hold large corporations accountable for the harm their defective products inflict on consumers. To learn how we can help, schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. Call us today at 337-446-4239 or contact our office online.
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