Questions About Defective Products

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Do I need a lawyer in a defective product case?

Defective product cases are complex and require lots of expertise from engineers and scientists. Duncan Firm attorneys have experience working with experts who can help prove that your injury was the result of a product defect. Without a lawyer, the chances of recovery are not as good.

Who can bring a defective product suit?

A product liability lawsuit may be brought by or on behalf of an individual injured or killed by a defective product against the manufacturer of that product, or against any entity involved in the distribution of the product.

What types of damages may be sought in a product liability lawsuit?

A person injured due to a defective product may seek compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical impairment
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Punitive damages

A person killed by a defective product may seek compensation for wrongful death.

How do I prove a product is defective?

Proving a product is defective requires thorough investigation by scientists, engineers, and other experts.

Can I bring a defective product case against a manufacturer for incorrect product labeling?

Yes. Product warnings must be conspicuous and must clearly communicate a product’s potential for harm if used improperly. Insufficient instructions, improper labeling of products or the failure to warn consumers of a product’s hidden dangers are all grounds for a suit. Negligent or intentional misrepresentation of a product may also lead to a product liability claim.

If you or a loved one has been severely hurt by a defective product, you may have a valid legal claim. To learn more, please call 501-381-1703 or email our law office, and we will set up a no-cost consultation for you with one of our experienced product liability attorneys. We serve all of Arkansas and some of the nearby states.

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