Many manufacturers focus more on profits than consumer safety. Most injuries caused by defective products could be avoided if the product designers and manufacturers did thorough testing of the products. But products are often rushed onto the market without adequate testing, putting at risk consumers, families and children in North Carolina.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from a defective product, let a North Carolina injury lawyer at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert explain your legal options. You may be entitled to claim compensation.
We offer the personalized attention of a small-town law firm combined with the experience of handling big lawsuits associated with larger firms. Whether you are in Shelby, Rutherfordton, Lincolnton, Gastonia or a surrounding county, a skilled product liability lawyer at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert is available for an initial consultation at no charge.
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Manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies have a legal responsibility to make products that are safe and effective when used according to package instructions. When products cause injury, wrongful death or property damage, the manufacturer should be held accountable. If you have been harmed by a defective product — whether it’s an automobile that rolls over, a medical device, a prescription drug with serious side effects, a car seat or a dangerous toy — the manufacturer should pay.
Product liability cases require investigation by committed, persistent injury lawyers working with product safety engineers to test a product and determine what happened. Under North Carolina law, a product may be defective in several ways. The product may have a defective design, be improperly manufactured or lack adequate safety warnings, making it unreasonably dangerous. Examples of products frequently cited in product liability lawsuits are automobile tires and airbags, medical devices such as hip implants, appliances with defective wiring, unsafe power tools and machinery and dangerous children’s toys.
If a worker is injured on the job by a piece of unsafe industrial machinery, workers’ compensation may pay for the worker’s medical expenses and a portion of lost wages, but the worker also may have legal rights to file a third-party lawsuit against the manufacturer of the unsafe machinery. Product liability claims often involve legal issues such as the lack of a safety warning or inadequate safety warnings.
In North Carolina, most product liability lawsuits must be filed within two years of the time of the injury. Let a product injury attorney review the specific facts of your accident and offer guidance.
Contact a professional North Carolina product liability attorneys by calling (704) 487-1234 or by using our online contact form.