Manufacturers are held to safety standards to help ensure that their products can be used safely and responsibly. However, when a person suffers injury as a result of contact with a specific product, the legal issues raised can be complex. If the product was defective in design, manufacture, or labeling, the injured person may have grounds for a legal claim against the manufacturer. If the injured person's misuse of the product caused the injury, then the manufacturer may not be to blame.
Whether you have suffered harm from a defective product or you are the manufacturer of a product that you believe to be safe but are being told otherwise, you have legal options – but you need the assistance of an experienced products liability attorney to protect your rights.
The North Carolina law firm of Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers, PLLC has filed claims on behalf of injured persons, and we have defended companies facing products liability lawsuits. Because we have handled both sides of these issues, we are familiar with many of the challenges you will face in a products liability claim, and we recognize which issues are most likely to affect the success of your case. We consult with relevant engineers and other technical experts to clearly establish any relationship between product and injuries – and we use our extensive understanding of the applicable laws to build an effective case for each client.
When assessing blame in a products liability case, the court considers multiple factors – and we review each client claim against the following set of issues:
- Product design safety;
- Materials used in manufacture;
- Product instructions and warnings;
- Mandatory or voluntary product recalls;
- Attempts to fix or retrofit any known product defects;
- Abuse or misuse of the product by the consumer or end user.
Regardless of whether you are the injured party or the company facing legal action, prompt action is essential in any products liability suit. Evidence of injury or product defect is much more effective when collected quickly – and it enables our legal team to proceed with the most accurate information available.
Evidence alone isn't sufficient, however, to win a products liability case. Strong negotiation skills are needed to achieve a successful resolution for any client. Attorneys at Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers, PLLC have handled claims in state and federal court, as well as mediations and arbitrations. Having worked with clients on both sides of the courtroom, we are prepared and equipped to handle any case – and we leverage our knowledge to help our clients successfully resolve their legal matters.
If you are facing a lawsuit in a products liability case, or if you have been injured by a defective product and you want to learn more about your legal options, the attorneys at Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers, PLLC are ready to help. Please contact us in our Greensboro offices at 336.282.8848 to schedule an appointment.