For more than 40 years, Beasley Allen has taken tremendous pride in representing Plaintiffs who deserve representation. More often than not, the clients that we represent are sent to us by referring attorneys, folks just like you, who think of our firm when they are approached by a client who was possibly the victim of a defect in a product. I use the word “possibly” intentionally. In order to determine whether there is a cause of action in product liability, the product liability lawyers at Beasley Allen must have the opportunity to inspect the injury-causing product.
It is vital to our case investigation that the product is preserved to prevent crushing or alterations and, further, to preserve pertinent evidence. Once the inspection has occurred, we move forward with the facts and evidence and begin extensive research with industry-specific engineers to uncover what went wrong with the subject product.
You may be asking, “What should I look for if I want to send you a product liability case?”
Although the answer can be very complex and specific to minute details within a given vehicle, industrial machine, or household item, a simple answer is you should look for someone who was using a product and, while doing so, became a victim of a traumatic injury possibly due to a product defect.
Again, outside of most class action product liability cases, cases require an inspection, extensive research, and analysis by industry-specific engineers before a true understanding can be made of the defective nature of a product.
As such, if a client informs you that a loved one died in a single-vehicle accident, the criteria is met because an individual was traumatically injured while using a product. If the client is severely injured in a vehicular rollover accident, ejected while wearing a seat belt, or involved in a wreck due to sudden tire blowout, the criteria are met.
The examples are limitless and, unfortunately, cases are often missed. When these potential product liability cases are missed, manufacturers continue to supply their defective products to the public, further endangering us all.
This story appears in the December 2020 issue of The Jere Beasley Report. For more like this, visit the Report online and subscribe.