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When you buy a product, you may not be sure if it will work exactly as advertised, but you should at least be confident that it won’t cause you harm. Unfortunately, this happens more often than you may realize.
In 2018, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission warned the United Nations that injuries and deaths due to dangerous consumer products cost Americans about 1 trillion dollars a year. Of course, the UN was only considering the economic effects – the pain and suffering of each person harmed by a defective product are intense, and in some cases, the damage is permanent.
If you or a loved one have been harmed by a defective product, you may also be suffering the economic effects of medical bills, being out of work while dealing with your injuries, and any property damage that occurred in the same incident.
Again, these aren’t the only damages you might have suffered. You could also be dealing with both physical and mental pain, an inability to go to work or do your normal activities, and even permanent disability or scarring.
If this situation sounds familiar, you may be wondering how to get your life back on track.
The best way to start is to speak with a Tennessee defective product lawyer right away. We will answer your questions, ask about your accident, and explain your options for pursuing a claim.
By securing compensation, you will be able to pay for medical treatment, take care of outstanding bills and other financial difficulties arising from your injuries, and access any resources needed to further your recovery or move on with your life.
You may find the idea of a lawsuit daunting, but in many cases, it isn’t necessary. In some situations, your attorney may be able to negotiate with an insurance company or other liable party to secure compensation for your damages, and if not, they will do their best to simplify the lawsuit process and take as much stress from your shoulders as possible.
Ali Awad, the founder and managing attorney at the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm, is experienced in taking on insurance companies big and small for his clients. Known as “the CEO Lawyer,” Mr. Awad has grown a small law firm to an 8-figure firm in just three short years.
Not surprisingly, his firm was voted the fastest-growing law firm in the United States, beating out 499 others in 2021. The CEO Lawyer also finds time to give practical, down-to-earth legal advice to more than a million followers on social media.
If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective product, don’t hesitate to call Ali Awad for a no-obligation consultation of your case. The CEO lawyer and his team work on a contingency basis – that means they don’t get paid unless and until you do.
There is no risk in calling (423) 777-8888 to discuss the details of your case and learn your options. In the meantime, here are some common questions people have about defective product claims:
In any personal injury claim, there are several elements you need to prove:
This is a reasonable concern. We recommend you do two things:
You may have been one of the first to receive a defective unit or one of the first to notice. It’s also possible the defect is only dangerous in situations that aren’t common, so few people will experience a problem.
Another thing to keep in mind is that there are two kinds of defective products: Design defects and manufacturing defects.
Design defects are inherent flaws present in every individual product. Again, this does not necessarily mean that every product will be obviously flawed or ever cause a problem.
You may have heard of the Ford Pinto recall of the 1970s – the Pintos tended to suffer rear-end explosions due to a design flaw in the gas tank. Sadly, this led to many car fires, more than 27 deaths, and even more injuries.
But this usually only happens if the car is in a rear-end crash. So you could drive a Pinto for years without having any problems as long as you didn’t get into an accident, but the design was still defective.
A manufacturing defect usually doesn’t affect all of a product line but only some items. The design itself is sound, but something goes wrong in the manufacturing process – it could be a human error or a flaw in an automated system.
This is another situation where only a small number of consumers may be affected, but again, that doesn’t mean a particular product isn’t defective.
Companies typically track their products using lot numbers so they can become aware if a particular lot is defective. This is why if you call a company to complain, even if it’s just to say that the product didn’t work as advertised, they will usually ask you for the lot number or a string of random numbers printed somewhere on the product package.
For this reason, it’s very important to save the package if it’s not already too late.
This is a common defense against defective product claims, as there are some situations where user error or misuse causes the problem rather than a defective product. However, this isn’t always the case.
If you read and followed the instructions for the item to the best of your ability and something went wrong, there’s a good chance the issue lay with the product. Keep in mind that there may also be issues with how the instructions were worded, whether they were confusing to consumers or if anything important was left out.
If you’ve ever laughed at a warning label that seemed very obvious, that’s probably why – the company wanted to make sure there was no confusion about an important safety point.
What if you didn’t read or follow the directions? Well, it happens, and in fact, most product manufacturers know that many consumers will skip over the small print.
This is why the most important safety info will often have a brightly-colored caution symbol to draw your attention to it. The manufacturer can then claim that they did everything in their power to warn you about unsafe usage.
There may also be safety features built into the product design to reduce risk in situations where people don’t use the product as directed.
So, are you out of luck if you didn’t follow the manufacturer’s instructions? It depends on the situation, and your attorney can advise you on your specific case, but in general, the answer is not always.
If the product had a major design flaw that made it inherently dangerous, and your lawyer can demonstrate that your actions didn’t actually cause the accident, you may still have a claim. However, you will probably have a much stronger case if you use products as indicated.
In many situations, an experienced defective product lawyer can refute the manufacturer’s claims that the fault lies with you. If you’ve been hurt and believe a defective product was to blame, your next step should be speaking with an attorney.
Ali Awad, the CEO Lawyer, is an experienced negotiator who can help you seek compensation when you’ve been hurt due to another party’s negligence. More than twenty years of experience means the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm’s attorneys have a successful track record of over 99%.
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After a personal injury, you're bound to have legal questions. The CEO Lawyer Ali Awad can provide you with answers to these questions, just as he's given answers to his millions of curious social media followers. Take a look at some of the most common personal injury law questions for general information, and then reach out to one of our seasoned attorneys for specific guidance on your case!
To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.
The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Our legal professionals have the expertise to evaluate your case and determine a strong legal strategy so that you can obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible under the law. We will enlist investigators, assistants, and other specialists to collect accident reports, speak with witnesses to your accident, and put together a plan. While you focus on your physical recovery, we will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.
Accident victims have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations, and in Chattanooga, it lasts only one year. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you have only one year to pursue a personal injury suit. If you wait too long to reach out to an experienced attorney, you might be forever barred from seeking the compensation you deserve.
During your initial consultation with CEO Lawyer team, we will go over the important details of your personal injury accident, which include the nature and extent of your injuries, how your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a paycheck, the cost of your medical treatment, and whether further medical treatment will be required. We will answer any questions you might have, as well, in regards to our experience, our track record of success, and what to expect from the legal process. Many personal injury victims wonder if they will be able to afford the legal fees required to pursue a lawsuit. CEO Lawyer injury and accident attorneys will not ask for any type of upfront fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. That means that if you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, you can absolutely afford to contact our law office today for assistance. In fact, you cannot afford to wait. Reach out today. We understand that some accident victims might have already obtained the assistance of an attorney but may be dissatisfied with the services provided. We are standing by and prepared to help you change legal representation, regardless of where you are in the process.
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of personal injury accident, you should not hesitate to speak with the experienced attorneys at CEO Lawyer personal injury law firm. Call, email, or fill out our online contact form today so that we can begin helping you pursue the compensation you deserve.