Jackson, MS Product Liability
Personal Injury Attorneys Fighting for Injured Consumers in Mississippi
Companies that create products for consumers to use in daily life are required to ensure that those products work as they are supposed to. These companies, many of which are international retailers, are trusted to ensure that they thoroughly test the products they sell in the market, so they do not pose a threat to consumers. While many products function properly, defective products are often introduced to the market, and they can pose a danger to consumers. The area of law known as product liability helps consumers hold manufacturers and sellers of products accountable for products that are defective or unreasonably dangerous. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Jackson product liability lawyers can put to work our resources and experience to stand up against powerful companies who have endangered consumers.
Defective Product Claims in Jackson, Mississippi
There are three common types of defects in products that can form the basis of a product liability lawsuit against the product’s creator. Design defect cases center around a product with inherent flaws in its design that make it unsafe for consumer use. Products with informational defects have incomplete or improper labeling that doesn’t adequately warn consumers of the product’s potential dangers. Lastly, manufacturing defects stem from a final product deviating from the design specifications. A fourth but less common type of defect is that the product in question breached an express warranty or failed to conform to other express factual representations that a plaintiff justifiably relied on when using the product. Mississippi Code §11-1-63, also known as the Mississippi Product Liability Act, sets out the aforementioned types of product defects, and it also sets out the standards for proving each of the four categories.
Regardless of which category of defect a product fits, the defective condition must make the product unreasonably dangerous to the average user. In addition, the defective product must have caused injury to the person using it, and the defect must be the reason for that injury. There are a number of different standards of proof and theories of liability that a product liability lawyer in Jackson can use to get compensation for a client for injuries stemming from a defective product.
In Mississippi, a plaintiff may be able to recover under a strict liability theory, or a negligence standard, depending on the type of defect. A strict liability standard does not require a plaintiff to show that the manufacturer breached any kind of duty; instead the plaintiff can show that a dangerous injury caused the injuries and damages. A negligence standard requires that a plaintiff show that a manufacturer or seller of a good breached a duty of care that was owed to the consumer. Our lawyers can investigate all potential theories of recovery on your behalf. For instance, if your airbag failed to deploy in a car accident, you may also be able to assert claims for negligence against the driver that struck you.
Many product liability lawsuits involve class action claims and law firms with the resources to pursue claims against large corporations. The complexity of these cases means that it is recommended that you consult an experienced product liability attorney in the Jackson area to asses and investigate your injury, interview experts, and establish liability. Damages in product liability cases can take many forms, and the attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are well equipped to investigate all sources of recovery and pursue all forms of damages that our clients may be entitled to recover. We utilize our resources to consult with expert witnesses, including engineers, doctors, and economists, who can review the evidence and establish liability and damages. We have experience going up against large product liability insurance companies and their lawyers.
Discuss Your Product Defect Claim with a Lawyer Today
Examples of defective products include unsafe equipment, faulty automobile parts, poorly designed airbags, and dangerous prescription drugs. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a defective product, the Jackson product liability attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to investigate your situation and help you assert a product liability case. Our lawyers serve those injured in the greater Jackson area, including Clinton, Raymond, Pearl, Madison, and other parts of Hinds County. To set up a free consultation with an experienced Mississippi attorney today, call 800-529-4004 or complete our online form. After speaking with our legal team, you will feel confident NST is the way to go.