Nashville Product Liability Attorney
Dangerous and Defective Product Injury Claims in Nashville
As a consumer, you make careful decisions about what to buy for the safety and security of your family. Whether you are buying a car, shopping for groceries, or making a purchase of a home appliance, you have the right to assume those products are safe or that you will be warned of any dangers. Every year, millions of Americans are affected or injured by dangerous or defective products. There are almost limitless types of consumer products that we interact with every day that can cause a catastrophe. Car and truck tires can come apart and blow up on the highway, or the treads can be faulty and increase your likelihood of losing control or hydroplaning. There have been hundreds of children’s toys recalled over the last few decades due to unsafe design or manufacturing. These include dolls with mechanized chewing that catch hair and small fingers, chocolate eggs with small plastic toys inside that could be chocked on, or blow-up boxing gloves that offer little real protection against a fist. Whatever the product that caused you injury, whether there has been a recall on it or not, it is important to immediately contact an experienced Nashville product liability attorney to discuss the option of filing a lawsuit.
At Calhoun Law, PLC in Nashville, Tennessee, we are dedicated to helping our clients protect their rights, identify the cause of injury or accident, and pursue compensation against all responsible parties. Contact our Nashville product liability attorneys for immediate assistance.
Defective Products, Failure to Warn and Manufacturer Liability
An injury could be caused by a dangerous or defective product or a failure to warn of any possible dangers. If an injury or fatality was caused by a negligent manufacturer or distributor, you and your family may be entitled to significant compensation. Our Nashville product liability attorneys will handle cases involving:
- Defective automobile parts
- Home appliances
- Children’s toys
- Electrical injury
- Power tools and other dangerous devices
- Pharmaceutical product injury
Serious injuries from defective or poorly designed products include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, fractured bones, torn ACL tendons, sprained wrists and other joints, blindness, hearing loss, damaged teeth, hair loss, skin issues, lung and heart complications, and other life-lasting injuries or illnesses. The cost of some of the procedures, medications, and operations that are required after a serious injury, such as a spinal cord injury, cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. The time alone to heal from a torn ACL and an ACL surgery is at least six months. That is time that your child, if injured, is possibly missing large segments of school or missing out on normal activities altogether, and that is time that you are unable to provide for your family, if you are the injured one.
A common cause of injury for children is faulty toys. If your child has suffered a severe injury from an unsafe toy, it is vital that you are compensated for any future procedures or other future costs, especially if the injury appears to be a life-lasting issue. Likewise, if you sustain an injury from a faulty ignition switch that caused your car to lose power and steering, and your injury is so severe that you may never be able to return to the work that you once did, your settlement should take into account your future lost wages as well as your pain and suffering, medical bills, and property damage. The corporations that produce many of our products and their insurance companies have strong teams of lawyers and insurance adjusters working for them to deny or belittle their fault in your injury. This is is why hiring a Nashville attorney with extensive experience in product liability is vital to your case’s success.
Acquire and Save Evidence to Build Your Case for Maximum Compensation
Your damages from a defective product may be large, and the negligent party, often a large corporation, will likely deny any wrongdoing. To help your attorney prove negligence, there are steps you can take to collect evidence. Whatever the product, do not alter it from the state it was in after your accident. Do not try to repair it, throw it away, or discard any of the packaging or warnings that came with it either, although the later is understandable if you have owned the product for a long period of time. As evidence, the defective or unsafe product is best kept unaltered or changed and is most valuable to your Nashville product liability attorney in such a state.
Do Not Settle Without Consulting an Experienced Nashville Product Liability Attorney First
Product liability claims can be complex. Compensation can be substantial and corporate defendants, including insurance companies will fight hard to limit or reduce the compensation you are entitled to. Do not settle your case without consulting with an experienced attorney who can properly value your claim, assess immediate and future damages, and recover the total amount you are due. Our attorneys have the experience in investigations, negotiations and litigation to achieve optimal results.
Call now at 615-250-8000 for a free consultation or contact us by e-mail to speak directly with our Nashville product liability attorneys today.