Shreveport Product Liability Lawyer
Representing the Victims of Negligent Corporations
Injury cases involving defective products can be confusing and intimidating. You may be unsure about who is responsible and feel like the manufacturers are too powerful to take on. Joseph A. Gregorio, A Professional Law Firm can help you fight negligent corporations and recover the compensation you deserve. Our product liability attorney in Shreveport is available to discuss your case.
Common Examples of Defective Products
Defective products are caused by errors in the design and manufacturing process. Or, in cases of hazardous foods, the “defect” may be contamination.
Issues that cause the production of hazardous items are often the result of manufacturer or regulatory oversight. Every consumer item is supposed to be subjected to production and testing standards, but safety issues can go unnoticed when responsible parties are negligent.
Products that are frequently recalled include:
- Vehicles and automobile parts
- Drugs and medical devices
- Food products
- Beauty products
If you were injured by a product that has not yet been recalled, that does not mean you do not have a case. Many instances of dangerous products are initially unnoticed by regulatory agencies, leaving unaware consumers exposed to danger. It is also possible that you are one of the first people affected by a newly introduced, hazardous item, and could be one of the first people to identify an issue.
About Product Recalls
When an item is identified as dangerous or defective, they are sometimes recalled. The purpose of a recall is to minimize risk by warning consumers of the dangers of use and remove hazardous products from stores.
Recall orders are sometimes voluntarily issued by the manufacturer when they identify a problem in the production process or are notified of a safety concern. In some cases, retailers respond to reports of defects by ceasing the sale of a dangerous product. A recall will often be ordered by government regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Consumers often learn about product recalls through news outlets. It is very rare for customers to be directly notified of safety issues with the products they use.
Who is Liable for Defective Products?
Before a product gets into the hands of consumers, it is supposed to be tested and inspected by many different parties. From the designers, to the manufacturers, to the retailers, every person involved in the production process has a responsibility to identify potential safety hazards and minimize risks. Any of these contributors could be liable for your injuries.
So how do you know who is liable for your injuries? If your injuries were caused by an apparent error in the item’s production, the manufacturers will likely be primarily at fault. A regulatory agency could also be liable for failing to identify and control the issue. If your injuries are related to inadequate risk warnings, it’s possible that the manufacturers, regulatory agencies, and retailers could all share blame. Our Shreveport product liability attorney can help you identify the at-fault party in your case and hold them responsible for their negligence.
Establishing Your Case
Product liability claims may differ from other personal injury cases, because proving negligence is not always necessary. In many cases, injury victims can recover compensation by proving they were harmed when using a product correctly
If proving negligence is necessary, a plaintiff must show that oversight occurred in the process of designing, manufacturing, testing, or selling the item.
Whether or not establishing negligence is required in your case, receipts, repair and maintenance bills, and medical documents are all helpful pieces of evidence.
Call Now to Discuss Your Case
Joseph A. Gregorio, A Professional Law Firm is a Louisiana legal practice that provides quality representation to injury victims in need. Our attorney has more than 25 years of experience in personal injury litigation that can be applied to your case.
I have nothing but great things to say about Joe and his staff!- Markecia C.
Joe and his staff always made me feel comfortable about my case.- Curt L.
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Joe Gregorio has the experience and resources to get the job done.- Former Client
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