St. Tammany Parish Product Liability Lawyers

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Product Liability

Louisiana Product Liability Attorneys

Products sold in the United States must meet specific standards, even if they were manufactured in another country. These standards are in place to protect consumers when using the products. Unfortunately, some companies ignore the standards or make mistakes that put people at risk. If you got injured by a product, you might have a claim against the manufacturer, designer, retailer, or another party.

Herrin Kervin is dedicated to fighting for victims’ rights. Our Louisiana product liability lawyers have represented clients throughout the state. Reach out to find out if you have a claim for your product-related injury. If you do, we will work to help you recover compensation for your injuries and emotional pain.

Common Defective Products

Defective products are quite common in Louisiana and the rest of the country. Common defective products include:

  • Automobiles
  • Car seats
  • Children’s toys
  • Home appliances
  • Industrial equipment 
  • Medical devices
  • Pharmaceutical drugs
  • Power tools

This is far from an all-inclusive list. New defective products appear on a regular basis, so don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer If you’ve been injured by a product that’s not on this list.

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  • 100% Personal Injury Law -- Our law firm is 100% personal injury. While most law firms practice “a-little-of-this-and-a-little-of-that”, our practice is completely dedicated to personal injury law. The power of one practice area is focus. We channel all of our skills and energy into personal injury law and achieve results most firms think are impossible. With over 25 years dedicated to personal injury law, you know your case is handled with expertise second to none.
  • Trial Lawyers -- We are not simply personal injury lawyers. We are trial lawyers. When your life is damaged by an injury, we will settle your case only when the insurance company offers an amount that appropriately compensates you. If not, we will take your case to trial so a jury decides the best value of your case, not a self-serving, profit minded insurance company.
  • Zero Cost to You – We are driven to win your case because we only get paid if we get you money. If we don’t get you money for your case, you don’t owe us a penny. Ever!
  • Reputation -- Our reputation as trial lawyers is built on our skill, attention to detail, and stubborn protection of our clients. We are well known by the insurance companies for leaving no stone unturned and 5 star lawyering. Insurance companies will fight you. But, we fight back even harder.
  • Lawyer Accessibility – You will regularly speak and work with Gordon Herrin and David Kervin. Our clients are never “pushed off” to low level associate lawyers or secretaries. You hired Herrin Kervin, you will get Gordon Herrin and David Kervin.

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TYPES OF PRODUCT DEFECTS

Louisiana recognizes three types of product defects. First, there are manufacturing defects. These defects occur due to a problem with the manufacturing process. For instance, if the manufacturer fails to include brake pads on a motorcycle, a manufacturing error can occur.

 

Next, there are design defects. These occur when there is a design flaw that could have been reasonably fixed with a different design. Because the flaw wasn’t fixed, the company put a dangerous product in the hands of consumers. 

 

Finally, the state recognizes failure to warn defects. Companies must warn consumers of potential hazards when using the product. If a company fails to include the appropriate warnings, it can be held accountable.

WHO IS LIABLE?

A proper investigation is necessary to determine who is responsible for a product liability issue. The manufacturer, designer, or distributor might be responsible. Also, the person or company that assembled the product might have made an error, or the marketing company could have misled the public. With so many possibilities, hiring a Louisiana product liability attorney is essential. It becomes even more critical when dealing with corporations. Corporations often change hands, and you must determine who to hold responsible. Your attorney will navigate this to help you receive the damages you need to recover from your injuries.

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POSSIBLE DAMAGES

You might be eligible to collect compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. The extent of your damages will depend on the nature of your injuries and other factors. The amount you receive can also depend on your actions at the time of the accident and injury. If you are partially responsible for your injury, you can still file a claim and recover damages. However, the amount you receive will be reduced based on your level of responsibility. For example, if the court awards you $100,000 but determines you are 10 percent at fault, you will receive $90,000.

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Louisiana’s statute of limitations for product liability cases is one year from the date of discovery. The state does not have a statute of repose for these cases, so you can file a suit one year from the date you reasonably should have discovered the injury, even if that occurs years down the road. Once you discover the injury, you should contact a Louisiana product liability lawyer right away. Your attorney can begin preparing the case and file the paperwork well before the deadline.