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Protecting the Rights of People Injured by Defective Products

From household devices to medical implants, we use many products on a daily basis which make our lives easier. However, some manufacturers are negligent when it comes to creating and producing products, which can result in serious or fatal injuries.

Common types of products involved in product liability lawsuits include:

  • Motor vehicles and auto parts
  • Children’s toys
  • Medical devices and medications
  • Machinery tools
  • Household chemicals

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of a dangerous or defective product in Alabama, Swiney & Bellenger is committed to helping you pursue the compensation and justice you deserve. With more than 30 years of combined experience, we are capable of holding companies accountable and ensuring you make the best recovery from injury possible.

What is Product Liability?

Product liability refers to holding a manufacturer or seller responsible for releasing a dangerous or defective product in the consumer market. In Alabama, theories of liability include claims based on negligence, breach of warranty, and strict liability.

As a victim, you must prove that obtained the product without significant alteration and that you suffered injury due to a product’s defective condition which made it unreasonably dangerous. The court must then consider whether the product meets the reasonable expectations of an ordinary consumer with regard to safety.

Common types of dangerous product defects include the following:

  • Design defects – If something in the design of the product is hazardous or unsafe, it may have a design defect.
  • Manufacturing defects – If the product has a defect which is not caused by design, but rather occurred during manufacturing or assembly, it may have a manufacturing defect.
  • Warning defects – If a product is inherently dangerous to all consumers or a specific demographic, manufacturers are responsible for warning consumers of the potential hazards associated with their product through proper labels or instructions.

If you have been injured by a defective product in Alabama, you have two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury claim. If your case involves exposure to a harmful substance and you weren’t immediately aware of the injury, the state’s limited discovery rule provides you with one year from when you discovered (or should have discovered) the harm.

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Our Birmingham personal injury lawyers can thoroughly evaluate your case and figure out all of your legal options to recover your entitled compensation. We have the financial resources and the necessary experts to litigate even the most complex product liability cases. Do not hesitate to let us fight for you immediately.

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