Nashville Product Liability
Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting for Injured Consumers
Companies are required to create products that are safe for consumers. Unfortunately, defective products are introduced into the marketplace on a consistent basis. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we have experience handling product liability actions and holding manufacturers and sellers of products accountable for defective and dangerous items they place on the market. We are not afraid to stand up against powerful corporations like automakers and pharmaceutical companies. In addition, we have handled a wide range of product liability cases, including those involving defective airbags, prescription drugs, and tire blowouts. To learn more about how we can help you or a loved one, call our Nashville product liability lawyers today. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz is the largest Tennessee-based plaintiff’s personal injury law firm.
Defective Product Claims in Tennessee
Products may be defective in one of three primary ways: manufacturing, marketing, or design. Manufacturing defects usually exist in only one unit or batch of a product. Design defects, on the other hand, exist in every unit of the product and involves a fundamental flaw in the design that renders the product unreasonably dangerous. Marketing defects involve issues in the information disseminated by the manufacturer about the product. This type of defect commonly comes in the form of a failure to warn, especially in the prescription drug context.
There are a number of different theories of liability a plaintiff may use to recover compensation for injuries stemming from a defective product. In Tennessee, for example, a plaintiff may be able to recover compensation under theories including strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, misrepresentation, or concealment. These cases are complex in nature, meaning it is recommended that you consult with a product liability lawyer in the Nashville area who can take steps to investigate your injury, retain experts, and establish liability.
Strict liability does not require a plaintiff to establish the manufacturer or seller’s duty of care and a breach of that duty, which is what a plaintiff must show under a negligence claim. Instead, a plaintiff needs to show that a dangerous defect caused the injuries and damages. For example, if the brake pads on your car had a manufacturing defect, causing them to malfunction and lead to an auto accident, for strict liability to apply, the product must have been in a defective or an unreasonably dangerous condition at the time it left the manufacturer’s control.
Many product liability claims involve class action lawsuits and multidistrict litigation (MDL). At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our defective product lawyers have the resources to go against large companies. Successfully developing a product liability case typically involves retaining experts and taking discovery. Our product liability attorneys guide Nashville residents through cases involving defective airbags, tires, vehicles, pharmaceutical products, and more. Our firm takes pride in helping clients recover the compensation to which they are legally entitled, including compensatory damages like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Punitive damages can be obtained if a large manufacturer placed profits over the well-being of consumers by failing to conduct sufficient testing, hiding evidence, or committing fraud.
Discuss Your Options with a Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a defective product, the Nashville product liability attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to investigate your situation and evaluate whether you should bring a product liability case. In addition to serving those injured in Nashville and Davidson County, we represent clients across the State of Tennessee, including Memphis, Chattanooga, Jackson, and Knoxville, and in other states, including Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. To set up a free consultation with an experienced Tennessee 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.