Product Liability Lawyers in North Carolina
Attorneys Serving Burlington, NC & Beyond
When you suffer personal injuries, wrongful deaths, or property damage because of a defective product, you may be entitled to pursue compensation from the product manufacturer, distributor, or retailer. When pursuing a product liability claim over a faulty product, you need a product liability lawyer in North Carolina who knows how to apply the law to your advantage.
The attorneys at Smith Giles, PLLC have nearly 40 years of experience representing clients in North Carolina in product liability cases. You can depend on our team to provide you with sound legal advice and effective representation. We are meticulous in our planning, preparation, and execution of product liability cases.
When you need effective legal representation in Alamance County, Burlington, Greensboro, Raleigh, or elsewhere in North Carolina, contact Smith Giles, PLLC to arrange for a consultation.
Product Liability Representation in North Carolina
Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers have a duty of care to consumers. This duty requires them to design, manufacture properly, and test products to ensure that they won’t cause personal injuries, wrongful deaths, or property damage. These entities have a responsibility to adhere to established safety standards and to promptly recall any products that have potentially dangerous defects or design flaws.
There are several types of product liability claims you can pursue. These include claims over the following:
- Manufacturing Errors – Manufacturing errors occur during the production of the product. A miscalibrated machine can cause these, as can use of inferior materials or improper handling of the product in the factory.
- Design Defects – Design defects occur before the production of the product. These happen when engineers and product designers design a product that is not capable of performing as marketed. For instance, the use of the improper propellant within an air bag, the use of an inferior rubber in the production of a tire, etc.
- Failure to Warn – Failure to warn occurs when a product designer, manufacturer, distributor, or retailer is aware of a dangerous product but fails to warn consumers of the danger. For example, a car seat manufacturer who knows safety straps are insufficient to restrain a baby in a crash, or a toaster manufacturer who discovers that heating coils within their toasters have a propensity to overheat and cause kitchen fires.
To pursue a product liability claim in North Carolina, it is essential to establish that you have suffered injury or loss. You must prove that the product is defective and poses a significant hazard. You must also prove that the injury, death, or damage occurred during normal use of the product and that the product was not otherwise damaged or modified.
Compensation for Your Product Liability Claim in North Carolina
Our attorneys work with you to recover the compensation you are entitled to when a defective product causes injury, wrongful death, or property damage. Plaintiffs in North Carolina can pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and diminished quality of life. In North Carolina, individuals have three years to file a product liability claim following an injury. The state also has a 12-year statute of repose from the date of purchase.
Contact Smith Giles, PLLC Today for a Free Consultation
You deserve justice when a defective product causes a personal injury, wrongful death, or property damage. Our attorneys will present your case and go the extra mile to recover the compensation you’re entitled to recover.
Contact us online, or call us today at (336) 652-5910 to arrange a free legal consultation to discuss your claim.