Every day, North Carolinians put their trust in the products they purchase. We assume that safety and quality have been addressed during each step of product distribution, from design to manufacturing to sales. When someone is injured because of a defective product, they may be able to recover monetary compensation under North Carolina law.
If you have been harmed by a faulty product, seeking legal assistance is crucial. A skilled product liability lawyer can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and advocate for your rights. They will gather evidence, hire the right experts, evaluate the merits of your case, negotiate with the liable companies or their insurers, and represent you in court if necessary.
Product liability refers to the legal responsibility of manufacturers, designers, distributors, and sellers for injuries or damages caused by their defective products. It holds them accountable for defects or failures that make the product unreasonably dangerous to consumers.
Certain legal principles and standards are considered when pursuing a product liability claim. These may include:
Contributory negligence is among North Carolina product liability cases’ most challenging issues. North Carolina is one of only four states still applying contributory negligence principles to cases. This outdated rule provides that if a consumer negligently contributed to their injury, they cannot recover damages. An example is when a consumer’s injury results from improperly using the product.
North Carolina’s General Statute Chapter 99B describes the conditions that must be met in product liability cases. It states that an injured party must prove one or more of the following claims:
Product liability law plays a vital role in safeguarding consumers and fostering accountability within the manufacturing industry. If you are an injured consumer seeking justice for your injuries, our team of experienced lawyers is here to assist you every step of the way.
Contact us today to learn how we can protect your rights and interests in product liability cases. We aim to promote safety, accountability, and justice in the marketplace.