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Durham Product Liability Lawyer

Protecting Your Rights as a Consumer

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a dangerous or defective product, you need to hold the manufacturer or company responsible with the help of an experienced product liability attorney.

Product liability claims generally involve the following:

  • Faulty Electronics and Electrical Devices
  • Defective Automobile Parts
  • Contaminated Food and Beverages
  • Unsafe Children's Toys
  • Malfunctioning Medical Devices
  • Hazardous Household Chemicals
  • Contaminated Cosmetics and Personal Care Products
  • Flawed Industrial Machinery and Tools
  • Inadequate Safety Gear and Protective Equipment

At Hyland + Padilla PLLC, we understand the challenges faced by consumers who have suffered injuries or damages due to defective products. Our Durham product liability lawyers are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal services to protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve.


Call (919) 891-8361 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.


What is Product Liability?

Product liability refers to the legal responsibility of manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and retailers for any injuries or damages caused by their defective or dangerous products. When a product is found to be defective or unsafe and causes harm to consumers, the parties involved in its production and distribution can be held liable for the resulting injuries or damages.

Product liability refers to the legal responsibility of manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and retailers for any injuries or damages caused by their defective or dangerous products. When a product is found to be defective or unsafe and causes harm to consumers, the parties involved in its production and distribution can be held liable for the resulting injuries or damages.

Product liability generally falls into the following three main categories:

  1. Defective Manufacturing: This occurs when a product becomes faulty or dangerous due to errors in the manufacturing process. The product may have deviated from its intended design during production, making it unsafe for consumers to use.
  2. Defective Design: In this case, the entire line or model of a product is inherently flawed or dangerous, even if it is manufactured correctly. The defect is present in the product's design, making all units unsafe for consumers.
  3. Failure to Provide Adequate Warnings or Instructions: Manufacturers have a duty to inform consumers about any potential risks associated with their products. If a product poses certain dangers that are not adequately communicated through warnings or instructions, the manufacturer could be held liable for any resulting harm.

North Carolina Product Liability Law

Under strict liability law in North Carolina, a plaintiff may hold a manufacturer or seller responsible for injuries caused by a defective product, regardless of whether the defendant was negligent. To prevail in a strict liability claim, the plaintiff must show that the product was defective, the defect caused the injury, and the product was not substantially changed from the time it left the defendant's control.

In a negligence-based product liability claim, the plaintiff must prove that the manufacturer or another party involved in the production or distribution of the product acted negligently, and this negligence caused the injury. Negligence in this context refers to a failure to exercise reasonable care in the design, manufacturing, or warning of the product.

Lastly, product liability claims based on breach of warranty assert that the product did not meet the express or implied warranties provided by the manufacturer or seller. Express warranties are specific promises or guarantees about the product's quality, while implied warranties refer to the product's ordinary expectations of performance.

Why Choose Hyland + Padilla PLLC?

Our team will meticulously examine the details surrounding your case, gathering evidence to establish liability and strengthen your claim. We work closely with top industry experts to evaluate the product's design, manufacturing process, and any potential defects or hazards.

We stand out for the following reasons:

  • Experience: Our attorneys have a deep understanding of product liability law and have successfully handled numerous complex cases.
  • Client-focused approach: We prioritize our clients' well-being and strive to provide personalized attention and support throughout the legal process.
  • Strong advocacy: We are dedicated to fighting for justice and holding negligent manufacturers accountable for the harm caused by their products.
  • Reputation: Our firm has built a solid reputation based on our commitment to excellence, integrity, and achieving favorable outcomes for our clients.

Our skilled attorneys will advocate for your rights, negotiating with insurance companies and manufacturers to seek the compensation you deserve. We understand that every case is unique, and we will tailor our strategies to meet your specific needs, ensuring the best possible outcome.


Don't let a defective product bring harm to your life without seeking legal recourse. Contact Hyland + Padilla PLLC today at (919) 891-8361 to schedule a consultation and discuss your product liability case.

Nuestros Resultados

Ayuda Legal Con Experiencia De Hyland + Padilla, PLLC Desde 1999
  • Over $40,000,000 Recovered We have won over 40 million dollars for our clients since 2012 and counting.
  • Over 7000 Cases Handled We have represented thousands of personal injury clients since 1999.
  • “Llegué a Hyland y Padilla después de un accidente automovilístico. El Sr. Padilla trabajó muy duro en mi caso. Su principal preocupación es el bienestar de sus clientes. Fue cariñoso, profesional, honesto y p” - Toni B.
  • “Muy contenta y genial con los resultados. Gracias por ayudar a la comunidad hispana muy feliz con los resultados bendiciones. Andrea y Stefani hicieron un gran trabajo.” - Jazmin B.

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