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Columbia Defective Product Lawyer

Manufacturers, designers, suppliers, and retailers have a legal obligation to ensure that the products they produce and sell to Tennessee residents are safe for their intended uses. Most injuries caused by defective products could be avoided if the manufacturers and distributors of the products followed proper safety protocols. Sadly, though, businesses put profits ahead of consumer safety all too often.

When a consumer is injured as a result of a manufacturing defect, a design defect, or failure to warn, a product liability claim can be filed by one of the personal injury lawyers with our law firm to hold the negligent party accountable. Product liability lawsuits are an incentive to businesses to increase product safety. These types of lawsuits also provide financial compensation for the harm Columbia, TN, residents sustain as a result of a defective product.

If you were injured by a dangerous or defective product, don’t hesitate to contact Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers today. We will evaluate your case for free and offer you clear and honest legal advice about your options for financial compensation. Residents of Maury County can schedule an appointment at our local office in Columbia, TN. Call us 24/7 at 800-800-4600 or fill out the free evaluation contact form online.

Who Can Be Held Liable For a Defective Product?

The personal injury lawyers at Hughes & Coleman have investigated and analyzed many personal injury cases in Columbia and throughout Tennessee that were caused by a product defect. Our legal team based in Tennessee always uses our vast resources to investigate and gather evidence proving that the product’s defects were the cause of the client’s injuries.

Under Tennessee law, multiple parties can be held liable for defective products. Depending on the specific circumstances surrounding your case, your lawyer may bring a claim against the manufacturers, designers, wholesalers, and/or retailers of the defective or dangerous product.

The following are some of the parties that can be held liable for a defective product:

  • Manufacturers can be held liable if the design was safe, but problems occurred when the product was made
  • Designers can be held accountable for an injury if the way the product was designed made it dangerous to use, even when used properly
  • Marketing companies can have a product liability lawsuit brought against them for failing to provide adequate or correct instructions for the safe use of the product

Wholesalers and retailers can be held liable for distributing a dangerous or defective product

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What Steps Should You Take If You Were Injured By a Defective Product?

The steps you take following being injured by a dangerous product in Columbia, TN, can have a significant impact on the outcome of any legal action you choose to take. Our products liability lawyers advise you to take the following actions after being injured by a defective product:

  1. Seek medical attention. After being injured, the most important thing to consider is your health. A visit to the emergency room or doctor’s office provides you with the care you need and also allows for documentation of the injuries you sustained due to the defective product.
  2. Preserve the evidence. Don’t put yourself in any further danger, but keep the faulty or defective product in your possession if possible. Keep the packaging, instruction manual, and receipt of purchase for the product; physical evidence can be critical in a products liability claim.
  3. Don’t fix the product. Some people’s first inclination might be to alter or fix the defective product. However, altering the product may make it difficult to see or understand what failed and caused your injury.

 

Consult a product liability lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can help you protect the scene of the accident by ensuring that all of the evidence is gathered, examined, and accounted for. Others in Tennessee may have been hurt by the same product; when you report the incident to us, you may be eligible to join others in a class-action lawsuit. Fill out the contact form on our website to schedule a free consultation with one of the products liability lawyers at our law firm today.

Compensation You Can Receive After Being Injured By a Defective Product

Defective products can cause serious injuries to both users and bystanders in Columbia, TN. When a person is seriously injured by a product, it’s not only them that is affected but their whole family can suffer as well. The legal team at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers firmly believes that the parties responsible for making and distributing dangerous products should be held accountable for their actions.

If you have been injured by a product, your attorney may pursue compensation for the following damages:

 

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation therapy
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Lost wages
  • Lack of physical capacity to earn a living
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages

Types of Defective Product Liability Cases Our Law Firm Handles

The experienced legal team at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers handles a wide range of defective products liability cases. The following are just some of the different types of defective products that we may be able to help you recover compensation for:

 

  • Faulty vehicle parts
  • Dangerous children’s toys, car seats, furniture, and other products
  • Defective bicycles and other athletic gear
  • Defective scaffolding
  • Dangerous prescription drugs and medical devices
  • Dangerous household products
  • Faulty industrial machinery

If You Were Injured By a Defective Product, Contact Us Today

At Hughes & Coleman, our goal is to ensure that injured consumers in Spring Hill and Columbia, TN, receive fair treatment under the law for injuries caused by defective and dangerous products. Whether the cause of the injury is a manufacturing defect, a design flaw, or improper warning labels and instructions, we will work hard to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed due to a product defect, please don’t hesitate to contact a personal injury attorney from Hughes & Coleman today. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing out of pocket. We get paid when you receive a settlement for your case. To schedule a free consultation, call 800-800-4600 or fill out the evaluation contact form on our website.

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