Defective Products Liability Attorney
in Mobile, Alabama
We Handle Product Liability Claims in Mobile and Throughout Alabama
At Roger Varner Injury Law, our Mobile, AL defective products attorney provides comprehensive, trustworthy legal representation to victims and families. We know how to hold manufacturers and other large corporations accountable. If you or your family member was harmed by a dangerous and defective product, we are here to help you get justice and financial compensation. To set up a free consultation with a top Alabama product liability lawyer, please contact our Mobile office today.
What to Do After Being Harmed By a Dangerous and Defective Product
With product liability claims, a proactive approach is best. Too many innocent people make mistakes soon after an accident that actually make it more challenging to bring a successful legal claim. Here are three steps to take if you or your loved one was injured by a defective product:
- Seek Immediate Medical Attention: Your health and well-being should be your top priority after an injury caused by a dangerous product. If you are experiencing serious injuries, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Even if your injuries seem minor, it is still important to see a doctor to document your injuries and get the necessary treatment. You must see a doctor to be eligible to bring a product liability claim.
- Comprehensively Document the Incident: To strengthen your case, it is important to document as much information about the incident as possible. Among other things, this includes taking photos of the product and your injuries, keeping a record of any medical treatment you received, writing down everything you know about the product and gathering receipts or other documents related to the incident.
- Consult With a Mobile, AL Product Liability Attorney: You do not want to go up against a corporation or its commercial insurance carrier alone. These companies put a lot of resources into limiting their own liability. They want to pay out less. A Mobile, AL product liability attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options after being harmed by a dangerous product. Your lawyer will explain your rights, help you gather the necessary evidence to build a strong case, and take the appropriate legal action.
An Overview of Alabama’s Product Liability Laws
The average consumer uses an enormous number of products in their daily life. Consumers in Alabama have the fair expectation that the products that they use will be reasonably safe. The corporations that put products on the market in Alabama are required to ensure that products are designed and manufactured in the proper manner and with the proper safety/warning labels. A corporation may be liable for injuries caused by a defective product. Here are the key things to know about Alabama’s defective product laws:
- Statute of Limitations: There is a two year statute of limitations for product liability cases, but the statute of limitations may only be one year for a claim against the original seller.
- Liability: Under Alabama Code § 6-5-521, there are several theories of liability in defective product claims, including negligence, the manufacturer’s liability doctrine, and the Alabama Extended Manufacturer’s Liability Doctrine (AEMLD).
- Contributory Negligence Standard: Alabama applies the harsh contributory negligence standard to product liability claims. Injured victims are prevented from recovering damages if they are found partially at fault for their own accident.
Recovering Compensation in a Defective Product Case
If you or your loved one was injured by a dangerous and defective product, it is imperative that you are able to access the full and proper financial compensation that you need to pay bills and support the people you care about. Sadly, you cannot rely on big companies or their insurers to look out for your interests. Our Mobile, AL attorney is committed to helping you secure the greatest possible settlement or verdict. You may be entitled to recover financial damages for:
- Emergency medical treatment;
- Hospital bills and related medical costs;
- Physical therapy and mental health counseling;
- Loss wages and diminished earning potential;
- Pain and suffering;
- Permanent disability or disfigurement; and
- Wrongful death.
Why Rely On Our Alabama Defective Product Lawyer
Product liability laws are complex. Our founder and lead attorney Roger Varner has the specialized knowledge, skills, and experience to get hold of large manufacturers and other companies legally liable for their failure to take due care. We put in the time and resources to handle every claim the right way. Among other things, our Mobile product liability attorney is ready to:
- Conduct a free, comprehensive review of your case;
- Investigate the incident—gathering relevant evidence;
- Represent you in settlement talks with corporate defendants and insurers; and
- Take legal action to get you the best results in your defective product claim.
Contact Our Mobile, AL Product Liability Attorney Today
At Roger Varner Injury Law, our Mobile defective product attorney is an experienced, effective, and justice-driven advocate for injured victims. Big corporations must be held accountable. We can help. Call us now at (833) 482-7637 or contact us online for a no cost, no obligation case review. From our Mobile law office, we handle product liability claims throughout the region, including in Mobile County, Washington County, Baldwin County, Monroe County, and Clark County.
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Can My Employer Fire Me or Otherwise Punish Me for Filing for Workers’ Compensation?
No, an employer cannot fire or punish an employee for filing for workers' compensation in Alabama. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate or retaliate against an employee for filing a workers' comp claim or for exercising their rights under the workers' compensation laws.
Am I Required to See a Doctor After a Motor Vehicle Collision?
It is highly recommended that you see a doctor after a motor vehicle collision, even if you do not feel injured. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not be immediately apparent, and it is important to have a medical professional evaluate your condition to ensure that you receive the proper treatment. Additionally, in Alabama, in order to bring a claim for personal injury, you will need to have medical records to demonstrate that you were injured as a result of the collision.
How Do I Protect My Rights After Suffering an Injury in a Serious Accident?
To protect your rights after suffering an injury in a serious accident in Alabama, it is important to seek medical attention immediately, document the accident and your injuries, and consult with a personal injury attorney. Gathering evidence such as photographs, eyewitness statements, and police reports can help support your claim. It's also important to keep track of any expenses related to the accident, such as medical bills and lost wages. An attorney can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way.