North Carolina Product Liability Lawyers
Zealous Advocates for Victims of Defective Products
If a defective product injures you, many parties may be responsible, from
the designer and the parts supplier to the manufacturer and the distributor.
Lanier Law Group, P.A. can assess your situation and bring suit against
all appropriate parties. Our North Carolina product liability lawyers
have extensive experience representing clients in defective product cases
throughout the state. We can determine whether you have a valid claim
and file suit in an effort to get you the compensation you deserve.
We have multiple locations throughout North Carolina, including
Charlotte, and provide legal services in both English and
Spanish. There are no upfront fees when you choose to work with us; instead, our
attorneys’ fees are only paid if and when they recover compensation in your case.
Call us at
(855) 757-4204 to request a free consultation. We answer phone calls 24/7 and can travel
to you to discuss your case if necessary.
What Is Product Liability?
Product liability is an area of law that holds those involved in the creation,
manufacture, marketing, and distribution of defective or inherently dangerous
products responsible for injuries those products cause.
Generally speaking, there are three types of product defects:
Design defects: These occur when a product is designed in such a way that it is inherently
dangerous for ordinary use. Design defects affect
all products with the same design.
Manufacturing defects: A product has this type of defect when an error occurs during the manufacturing
stage, rendering the product defective and unsafe to use.
Labeling defects: Also known as “failure to warn” or “marketing defects,”
these occur when a product lacks safety warnings, possible side effects,
instructions, or similar information.
Because businesses have products liability insurance to protect them from
lawsuits, it's important that you speak with an attorney about a potential claim.
Proving a Product Liability Claim
As soon as you suffer an injury from a product, you should seek advice
from an experienced North Carolina product liability lawyer. We at Lanier
Law Group can review your case and help you prove liability. Remember,
parties involved in the creation, manufacturing, and distribution of products
have strict liability, meaning you do not need to prove any certain party
In product liability claims in North Carolina, you must prove the following elements:
- You suffered an actual injury.
- The product was dangerous, defective, or poorly designed or did not have
adequate warning labels.
- The defective product was the cause of your harm.
- You used the product with reasonable care and in the manner intended.
The statute of limitations for defective product liability claims in North
Carolina is two years. This means that if you are injured by a defective
product anywhere in the state, you must file suit within two years of
being injured or you may be forever barred from recovering damages. An
experienced defective product attorney from Lanier Law Group can help
you through the process.
Common Types of Defective Product Cases
Companies that make and sell products have a duty to make sure their products
are free from unreasonable hazards. Yet, each year, many defective items
are released to market.
Some examples of common defective product liability cases include:
Automotive defects: If a single component of a
motorcycle malfunctions, it can cause injury and death to the driver, passengers,
and other motorists. Common automotive defects include faulty
tires, airbags that fail to deploy or that deploy without impact, seatbelts
that do not lock, and braking mechanisms that fail to engage.
Pharmaceutical defects: New drugs must undergo rigorous testing before being released. Yet, some
companies fail to discover dangerous side effects until it is too late.
Toy defects: A toy can injure a child if it has small parts, is coated in toxic lead
paint, or has sharp edges.
Because most manufacturing companies carry product liability insurance
to protect them against lawsuits, it's important that you speak with an
attorney about your potential claim. The North Carolina product liability
lawyers of Lanier Law Group can provide you with aggressive and dedicated
legal representation from start to finish.
Put a Reputable Legal Team in Your Corner
When you are injured by a defective product, you want to put your life
back together as soon as possible. Lanier Law Group can help you do that.
We are widely respected for our aggressive approach to securing justice
and fair compensation on behalf of our clients. With a
proven track record of results—including many successful jury trials—our team has what it
takes to fight tirelessly for you. Put a heavyweight in your corner; reach
out to Lanier Law Group today.
(855) 757-4204 to request a complimentary consultation and case evaluation.