Products liability refers to the liability of any or all parties along the chain of manufacture of a product that has caused serious damage or injury to a person or persons because the product’s inherent flaws rendered it hazardous.
Liable parties can include the manufacturer of component parts (at the top of the chain), an assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler, and the retail storeowner (at the bottom of the chain). Plaintiffs in a products liability case are usually consumers that were injured by a defective or dangerous product that they purchased, borrowed, or were given.
Finch McCranie LLP’s products liability lawyers have helped many Georgia clients who have sustained injuries because they used, were exposed to, or ingested a product that was defective, dangerous, or malfunctioned. One of our Atlanta, Georgia products liability lawyers would be happy to offer you a free case evaluation to discuss your products liability case.Products Liability Claims and Lawsuits
When it comes to products liability cases, “products” can refer to tangible personal property (electronics, motor vehicles, home appliances, clothing), naturals (dogs, cats, and other pets), intangibles (gas), writings (instruction guides, navigational charts), and real estate (homes and other properties).
Depending on the jurisdiction where the case is filed, an injured party can file a products liability claim based on strict liability, negligence, or breach of warranty of fitness. Products liability law falls under common law and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The UCC’s Article 2 has been adopted in the State of Georgia and deals with the sale of products. In it, the most important products liability sections are the implied and express warranties of merchantibility in the sale of goods, §§ 2-314 and 2-315. Many states, including Georgia, have enacted comprehensive products liability statutes.Contact Finch McCranie LLP Today for a Free Consultation
Please call Finch McCranie LLP if you or someone close to you suffered serious personal injuries because of a defective product anywhere in Georgia. One of our experienced Atlanta, Georgia products liability lawyers will discuss your case with you during your free consultation. Call us at (404) 658-9070, or contact us online today.