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Attorneys Seeking Justice For Clients Harmed By Defective Products

Because of the nation’s many safety laws, most of us assume that the products we buy will be reasonably safe and will work as intended. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Each year, dangerous and defective consumer products injure and kill countless Americans of all ages. Sadly, children and infants are frequent victims.

If you’ve been seriously injured or lost someone you love due to a defective product, you may be overwhelmed by feelings of stress, grief and uncertainty about the future. You don’t have to face this situation alone. Instead, contact our skilled and caring attorneys at Smith Shanklin Sosa, LLC. With decades of combined legal experience, they can help you hold the negligent parties accountable for your injuries and other losses by filing a product liability claim.

A Strong Record Of Success In Product Liability Litigation

There are as many ways for a product to be dangerous as there are products for sale. However, most types of product defects/dangers fall into three categories: flawed design, problems in the manufacturing process and failure to provide adequate warnings/accurate instructions.

Here are some examples of the many product liability claims our attorneys have pursued on behalf of clients:

  • A defective pressure cooker that burned a woman’s hand
  • A malfunctioning air bag that deployed just from turning on the car, leading to client injuries
  • Injuries caused by a defective e-cigarette that exploded inside of a client’s pocket
  • A bunk bed that wasn’t installed properly, causing a young boy to fall and break his leg
  • A defective recliner sold by a national furniture retailer that resulted in the tragic death of an infant
  • Numerous cases in which gun owners were accidently shot due to malfunctioning firearms
  • Fireworks that blew off part of a young man’s hand because they had not stored properly prior to purchase

The manufacturer of the product is typically held liable in these cases, but other parties may be at fault as well. For example, our attorneys handled a case in which a client was seriously injured because a fire pot was advertised using the wrong type of fuel. We were able to successfully litigate against the fire pot manufacturer, the fuel manufacturer and the retailer that sold the products.

Let Us Help You Cope With The Aftermath Of Your Accident

No amount of money can change the past or bring back someone you have lost. However, money is nonetheless necessary and appropriate in these types of cases. Our legal team works tirelessly and collaborates on every case to help you seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages (from time spent unable to work), permanent disability, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.

If the accident was fatal, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim against all at-fault parties. Through it all, you can expect exceptional client service, frequent and open communication with your attorney, answers to your questions and the compassion of lawyers who understand what you’ve been through.

Reach Out Today To Discuss Your Case For Free

At Smith Shanklin Sosa, we offer free initial consultations and take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no legal fees until and unless we help you recover money. To discuss your legal options, call our office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at 225-424-6094 or reach out online.