NC Personal Injury Attorneys Setting the Standard

Products Liability

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.

Legal Decisions of Interest

  • A recent opinion out of the Texas Supreme Court has recently been the subject of a lot of commentary around the insurance coverage and construction world. The case is Ewing Construction Co. v. Amerisure Insurance Co., and it came before the Texas Supreme Court on certification of questions from the Fifth Circuit (Ewing Constr. Co. […]In cases involving construction defect claims (and potentially other types of claims), the insurance policy that is implicated is a very important issue.  The issue of whose policy and/or which policy is “on the risk” for a particular claim is most often referred to as “trigger of coverage”.  Some states’ laws allow all policies in […]
  • In connection with a discovery dispute between the parties, the Court of Appeals held that a blanket general objection asserted by the defendants based on “the attorney/client privilege, the work product doctrine, or any other applicable privilege or doctrine” was inadequate to effect the intended purpose of the objection. The Court noted that even though […]In a lawsuit involving a mobile home park tenant assaulted by another tenant, the Court of Appeals stated that although North Carolina law has recognized a landowner’s duty to exercise reasonable care to protect tenants from foreseeable third-party criminal acts, such a duty did not include a duty to evict a tenant, and although other […]
  • In a medical malpractice lawsuit brought by the parents of a deceased child alleging that defendant doctors were negligent in failing to discover lacerations to the child’s liver at the hospital following a car accident, the Court of Appeals agreed that the parents’ expert witness’ testimony was not improperly speculative, even though the expert used […]The North Carolina Supreme Court “adopted” the reasoning of the dissenting Court of Appeals judge and hence held that the age of a lawful visitor injured on property naturally occurring (a creek), in and of itself, did not impose a higher standard of care on the property owner, because such a heightened level of care […]
  • In a product liability action involving a self-propelled wheelchair that caught fire, resulting in the house to catch on fire and burning Plaintiff’s decedent, the Court of Appeals held that the defense of “insulating negligence” (by which a defendant is insulated from liability by an independent act of another) does not apply where it is […]The Court of Appeals, asserting that it was following established law, declined to allow damages for the loss of a pet dog based upon a strong emotional bond the owners had with the dog, and instead damages were generally limited to the cost of “replacing” the dog, since the Court viewed the dog as merely […]
  • Although Plaintiff filed the Complaint without it being signed and ordinarily that would result in the action being deemed not to have been properly instituted, Plaintiff’s prompt remedial measures of filing an amended, signed Complaint corrected the deficiency, and the amended Complaint related back to the commencement of the action for purposes of timeliness. Estate […]

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