Find Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Practice Area Overview
Products liability, therefore, often involves complex litigation. The nature of a products liability claim is dependent on the jurisdiction or state where the injured person lives, the type of product, and the variety and cause of the defect. Product defects can surface in different facets of the user experience including defects in design, manufacturing, or even when a manufacturer fails to warn of associated dangers in the product’s use. Moreover, liability in these cases can rest on many different parties ascending the supply chain up to the original manufacturer - from the manufacturer and distributor to the supplier and retailer. After gathering all of this information, a knowledgeable attorney will determine the appropriate type of claim that should be pursued including strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, or even fraud.
Strict Liability: Rather than focus on the behavior of the manufacturer (as in negligence), strict liability claims focus on the product itself. Under strict liability, the manufacturer is liable for harm caused by the defective product, even if the manufacturer was not negligent in making that product defective.
Negligence: This case type most resembles an ordinary negligence lawsuit. In addition to duty, defect, causation, and injury, the injured party needs to prove that the manufacturer or seller breached its duty to the person harmed.
Breach of Warranty: When the maker of a product warrants its characteristics, if it fails in one of those characteristics and the failure causes an injury, a breach of warranty claim arises. Warranties can be express (written or sometimes verbal) or implied by law.
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Leslie J. Bryan joined Lawrence & Bundy after a long tenure practicing at the nationally respected firm, Doffermyre Shields Canfield & Knowles, LLP. Leslie is a trial lawyer. Her experience includes litigation ranging from the historic federal multidistrict breast implant litigation to the current Florida state court tobacco litigation. She has been involved at all levels of the litigation – from pretrial proceedings to electronic discovery, expert witness depositions and Dauber...
Brett Turnbull has embraced the philosophy of keeping clients first in distinguishing himself as a leading trial lawyer. He is nationally recognized for obtaining top-dollar jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients killed or injured by the negligent and wrongful actions of others. When Brett goes before a jury, he realizes he has one job: to get justice for his clients by proving their claims and guiding the jury to award a fair and reasonable verdict. Brett has more than a decade o...
Janeen E. Smith is an accomplished trial lawyer who began her career on the defense side of the courtroom, representing insurance companies and corporations. She now puts that insider perspective to good use advocating for the rights of injured individuals and their families. Janeen focuses her practice on cases involving complex catastrophic injuries, defective products, and medical malpractice. A native of Fort Pierce, Florida, Janeen graduated from Florida Atlantic University before going ...
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