The Help You Need From a Mississippi Product Liability Lawyer
Stand up to those who put you at risk
If an unsafe or defective product injured you or a family member, you may have grounds to initiate a products liability lawsuit. It is the responsibility of designers, manufacturers, and distributors to ensure that their products are safe for consumers. When the end result is an item that is defective or harmful to its users, it is only fair to hold the liable party or parties accountable.
When filing a claim for compensation, it is best to use a Mississippi products liability attorney from a top law firm such as Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, P.A. A good attorney puts forth a convincing and compelling depiction of how a defective product injured you. And most importantly, he or she works to make sure you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
How are products determined to be defective?
It is essential to your case that you and your products liability lawyer in Mississippi demonstrate that the cause of your injury was a defective product. But how is defectiveness decided? There are three ways in which a particular product could be considered defective:
- Errors in manufacturing. If a product is improperly constructed or produced, or made with harmful materials (for example, toys colored with lead paint), it can be deemed defective. A manufacturing error that leads to an injury is grounds for a product liability case.
- Poor design. A product that is carelessly or ineffectively designed could also lead to injury. These types of products, even when properly manufactured, are inherently dangerous to users. An example of a design defect case could be a line of sports utility vehicles with multiple reports of flipping over when turning corners.
- Lack of sufficient warning or instructions. Some products—while inherently dangerous—serve a particular purpose, but require warnings to alert users of their hazards, or directions in order to use them correctly. A corrosive paint-removing chemical may be missing a label warning users against touching the chemical to their skin, for example. Such errors in packaging and/or distribution are enough to classify a product as defective.
Often, when injured by a product, individuals are unsure of where the defect occurred. Product liability attorneys in Mississippi help clients examine the items in question and determine what type of defects led to their injuries.
Contact a Mississippi products liability lawyer today
If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to a defective product, you have the right to file a claim demanding compensation for damages. The dedicated and reliable personal injury law firm of Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick is fully qualified to advise you on a claim. Our Mississippi attorneys work with clients throughout Jackson and Harrison counties, including Biloxi and Gulfport. For immediate assistance, contact us today at 1-866-461-1591 or online.