Raleigh Product Liability Lawyers
At Roberts & Harris PC, our Raleigh product liability attorneys know our North Carolina residents purchase consumer goods every day without considering the possibility they could cause significant physical harm.
Our Wake County personal injury lawyers know it is impossible to consistently consider how design flaws, defects in the manufacturing process, or improper labeling and/or instructions can cause injuries, illnesses, and fatalities each time our clients use small or large products.
Unfortunately, the unthinkable can happen without notice.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or lost their life while using a dangerous product, our skilled personal injury attorneys in Raleigh can help you determine who is liable for your full financial recovery.
How Do Dangerous Products Reach Consumer Markets In North Carolina?
When negligence is a factor within the consumer supply chain, including the lack of safety efforts by a product’s designer, manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or marketer, people can suffer injuries, illnesses, or even fatalities during its use.
The most common causes of dangerous products reaching consumers in North Carolina include:
- Design Defects
Design defects make products unreasonably dangerous to use because of the flaws in the way it was devised.
At Roberts & Harris PC, our skilled product liability injury attorneys can pursue a design defect claim against manufacturers who should have known the defect existed. We do not have to prove the designer knew the defect existed.
- Manufacturing Defects
If the manufacturer — who is obligated to create products that are safe to use and defect free — was aware or should have been aware that the creation of the product would cause harm the company may be held liable for the injuries and damages that resulted.
- Failing to Provide Adequate Instructions, Directions, or Warnings
All products should be distributed with directions, instructions, and warnings for use to ensure the consumer is using them safely.
When instructions are lacking, or do not exist, consumers may be injured by using the product the wrong way. We can pursue the company that was required to supply adequate instructions to help ensure the injuries or fatalities do not occur during the product’s use.
What Are The Most Common Types Of North Carolina Product Liability Claims?
There is nothing common about being injured or losing a loved one while using a defective product.
However, some of the most common types of product liability claims include defects in:
- Agricultural and lawn care equipment
- Car parts and components, including seatbelts, airbags, seatbacks, and child car seats
- Children’s toys, furniture, and clothing
- Cleaning products
- E-cigarettes and vaping products
- Household products and appliances
- Medical devices, surgical tools, and prescription medications
- Pesticides and other toxic substances
- Pet foods
- Playground equipment
- Safety equipment
- Smartphones and other electronics
- Sporting goods
- Strollers, cribs, and car seats
- Tools and machinery
- Unreasonable fire hazards presented by furniture, bedding, curtains, and carpets
If you have been injured while properly using a product, we want to hear your story, so we can pursue the manufacturer for your complete financial recovery. Our skilled product liability attorneys in Raleigh are available to discuss your claim during a free consultation today.
What Type Of Financial Recovery Can I Pursue After Being Injured Or Losing A Loved One While Using A Defective Product In North Carolina?
At Roberts & Harris PC, our skilled defective products attorneys in Raleigh used a customized legal approach for each case we represent, so our clients understand exactly what their cases are worth.
Simply put, your injuries — and how they have impacted your daily activities and overall quality of life — will dictate the financial recovery we pursue on your behalf.
That may include:
- Current and future medical costs
- Therapy and rehabilitation appointments
- Current and future lost wages
- Diminished working capacity
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death expenses
If you have been injured while using a defective product in North Carolina, or lost a loved one to negligence, you do not have to face the manufacturer alone.
We can help. Contact our skilled personal injury lawyers in Raleigh to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the manufacturer liable for your full financial recovery today.
How Can The Raleigh Product Liability Attorneys At Roberts & Harris PC Help Build My North Carolina Injury Case For Success?
At Roberts & Harris PC, our experienced personal injury attorneys are trial-tested legal advocates who have collectively served as lead counsel in over one hundred jury trials.
Our legal knowledge, negotiation and courtroom skills have allowed our clients to reach the successful outcomes they deserved to improve their futures and overall quality of life.
We can pursue the same positive outcome for you and your family by listening to your story, investigating the circumstances of your injuries, and pursuing the liable party or a combination of parties for your full financial recovery.
We will route all communications with the liable party’s legal representatives, insurance companies, and other corporate leaders through our offices, so all you have to do is focus on your physical recovery. We will oversee the rest.
Contact Our Skilled Product Liability Attorneys In Raleigh, North Carolina Today
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one while using a defective product in North Carolina, contact our skilled Raleigh personal injury attorneys at Roberts & Harris today at (919) 249-5006 or online to learn how we can help you investigate the cause of your injuries and pursue justice for you and your family.
Our skilled litigators provide free consultations for all personal injury cases in North Carolina, and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case. Call us now to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions For Our Product Liability Attorneys In Raleigh, North Carolina
What Types Of Products Are Covered Under North Carolina Product Liability Law?
The North Carolina Product Liability Law allows our defective product lawyers to pursue cases against manufacturers for nearly all types of products, from refrigerators and automobiles to clothing and car seats.
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one while using a product in the way it was intended, you may have a claim. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the proper party or combination of parties that caused your harm.
How Can The Raleigh Product Liability Attorneys At Roberts & Harris Help Prove My Case?
To prove a product liability claim in North Carolina, our Raleigh personal injury attorneys must prove the product was unreasonably dangerous at the time of design, manufacturing, or sale, and that the product was not altered by the consumer — or used in a way it was not intended — during its use before it injured our client.
Who Can File A Defective Product Claim In North Carolina?
In North Carolina, the person who was directly injured by the defective product must bring a personal injury claim against the liable party to pursue damages.
If the individual who was hurt — or tragically lost their life — using a defective product, is or was a minor, his or her parent or legal guardian may file a defective product or wrongful death claim.
If an individual lost his or her life while using a defective product, an eligible family member or appointed legal representative may file a wrongful death claim to pursue the financial recovery associated with their loss.
How Long Do I Have To Pursue A Product Liability Claim In North Carolina?
In North Carolina, there are two timelines for product liability claims.
First, consumers have up to 12 years from the date they purchased a product to file a lawsuit for injuries sustained because of a defect.
Next, an injured person has three years from the date the injury occurred to file a defective product claim.