4 Types of Product Defects that Lead to Liability Cases

October 25, 2018

A picture of a defective Teddy Bear.You put a lot of trust in companies. As a customer, you expect to buy a product that works as advertised. You also expect that the company made sure the product was safe before putting it in stores. Unfortunately, mistakes and negligence happen.

Sometimes mistakes and negligence result in innocent defects and the product only needs to be replaced or you get a refund. However, sometimes defective products can lead to serious harm to customers who purchase the products.

If you’ve been harmed in some way by a defective product, you may be able to receive financial compensation with a liability case. The following are four common types of defects that lead to product liability cases.

1) Automobile. This includes defective tires, rims, seatbelts, airbags, or any other component of a vehicle.

2) Defective work tools and equipment. These types of injuries often happen at workplaces in industries such as construction, manufacturing, warehousing, and more. Defective tools can include forklifts, power tools, and more.

3) Medical devices. These products are often recalled and include pacemakers, insulin pumps, knee replacements, hip replacements, and more.

4) Toys and other products for children. Defective toys include products that use lead paint, cause choking or strangulation, or any other faulty car seats, cribs, strollers, and more.

This blog post should not be taken as legal advice. If you’re in Alabama and you’ve been injured by a defective product, you may have grounds for a liability case. Liddon Law Firm works with victims of all types of defective products. Please contact our attorneys to arrange a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

Call 205-224-5675 today for a free consultation with our Birmingham law firm.

10 Types of Injuries That Lead to Lawsuits & Financial Compensation

October 10, 2018

Picture of a man with bandaged hand and pain medication.To say that an injury can be life-altering would be an understatement. The negligence of others often results in medical bills, ongoing therapy, lost wages and a lifetime of pain and suffering.

People or companies that have caused serious or fatal injuries need to be held accountable for their actions. If you are the victim of an injury, you could receive financial compensation for the damages suffered.

We have represented victims of these types of legal suits from accidents and injuries:

  1. Catastrophic injuries: This has included broken bones all the way up to paralysis. Serious burns also belong in this category. Learn more here.
  2. Traumatic brain injury: Serious head trauma that disrupts normal brain function. Your brain is everything, so it’s worth considering legal action if you’ve recently had a head injury. Some symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) include forgetfulness, change in personality, slurred speech, vision issues, depression, and more.
  3. Motor vehicle accidents: Automobile accidents are extremely common and can lead to devastating results. This category includes injuries that occur after car accidents, truck wrecks, semi-trailer accidents, and motorcycle accidents.
  4. Workplace injuries: On-the-job injuries sustained at construction sites, manufacturing plants, warehouses, offices, and other workplaces
  5. Third-party claims: Not every work-related injury is covered by worker’s compensation. This type of legal claim is for people in this category.
  6. Defective products: You should be able to buy a product and trust that it’ll work properly. You should also expect it to have been tested for safety. Still, companies make mistakes that lead to customer injuries. People have been injured by defective tires, auto parts, toys and children’s products, tools, equipment, and medical devices.
  7. Medical malpractice: We put our health in the hands of doctors. Medical professionals need to be held accountable for errors that harm patients.
  8. Hospital or nurse negligence: This includes medication errors, inadequate staffing, and failure to prevent falls and hospital-acquired infections.
  9. Premises liability: Many warehouses, construction sites, and other business locations put safety as a prior for their employees and guests. However, there are still companies that don’t put emphasis on safety, and people end up with injuries from dangerous property conditions ranging from inadequate railings to fires caused by bad wiring
  10. Wrongful death: Families have lost members because someone else was negligent.

As victims battle to recover from these injuries, they must also fight for compensation from the insurance companies and those who caused the accident. That money is desperately needed to cover medical bills, treatment, therapy, and lost wages.

This blog post should not be taken as medical or legal advice. If you’re in Alabama and you’ve been injured, we can help you receive compensation. Liddon Law Firm works with victims of all types of catastrophic injuries. Please contact our attorneys to arrange a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

Call 205-224-5675 today for a free consultation with our Birmingham law firm.