Protecting the Rights of Injured Clients
Raleigh Product Liability Lawyer
When you purchase a product, whether it's a auto part or a children's toy, you expect it to be safe to use. However, it is not uncommon for dangerous and defective products to be available to consumers. Fortunately, consumers have rights if they are harmed by such products.
At Hyland + Padilla PLLC, we specialize in product liability claims in Raleigh, NC. Our experienced team of attorneys is dedicated to helping clients who have suffered injuries or damages due to defective products. We are here to fight for your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
We have successfully represented clients in cases involving:
- Defective consumer products
- Automotive defects
- Pharmaceutical and medical device defects
- Unsafe children's products
- Industrial equipment failures
- And more...
What is Product Liability?
Product liability refers to the legal responsibility of manufacturers, distributors, and sellers for any harm caused by their products. When a defective or dangerous product causes injuries or damages, victims may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
This legal concept generally encompasses three key aspects:
- Defective Manufacturing: This arises when a product becomes hazardous due to errors during the manufacturing process. The deviation from its intended design in production makes it unsafe for consumers.
- Defective Design: In this scenario, the entire line or model of a product is inherently flawed or poses risks, irrespective of the manufacturing process. The design itself is the cause of the potential danger.
- Inadequate Warnings or Instructions: Manufacturers have a duty to inform consumers about any potential risks associated with their products. If a product has certain dangers that are not adequately communicated through warnings or instructions, the manufacturer could be held liable for any resulting harm.
Product Liability Laws in North Carolina
According to North Carolina's strict liability law, manufacturers or sellers may be held liable for injuries caused by defective products, regardless of their negligence. To succeed in a strict liability claim, the plaintiff must prove that the product had a defect, the defect caused the injury, and the product was not significantly altered from its original condition when it left the defendant's control.
Product liability claims based on breach of warranty argue that the product failed to meet the promises or guarantees, either explicitly stated or implied, by the manufacturer or seller. Express warranties involve specific assurances about the product's quality, while implied warranties pertain to the product's ordinary expectations of performance.
Lastly, in a negligence-based product liability claim, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the manufacturer or another party involved in the product's production or distribution acted negligently, leading to the injury. Negligence, in this context, refers to a failure to exercise reasonable care in the design, manufacturing, or warning about the product.
How We Can Help
When you choose Hyland + Padilla PLLC for your product liability case, you can expect:
- Expert Guidance: Our attorneys will provide you with personalized legal advice and guide you through every step of the legal process.
- Thorough Investigation: We will conduct a detailed investigation to determine the cause of the product defect and gather evidence to strengthen your case.
- Negotiation and Settlement: We will aggressively negotiate with the responsible parties or their insurance companies to secure a fair settlement on your behalf.
- Litigation and Trial: If necessary, we are prepared to take your case to trial and fight for your rights in the courtroom.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product in Raleigh, NC, don't hesitate to seek legal help. Contact Hyland + Padilla PLLC today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced product liability attorneys.
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.
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