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Did a defective product harm you or someone close to you in Atlanta? You might feel overwhelmed as you deal with unexpected medical bills, income losses, and a painful recovery process. If so, you should know that help is available.

At Bayuk Pratt, we’re here to support you every step of the way in your product liability claim. Our law firm will work tirelessly to protect your rights and demand fair compensation for your injuries and financial losses. We have 50-plus years of combined legal experience and a proven track record of over $300 million recovered for clients.

Reach out to an Atlanta product liability lawyer from Bayuk Pratt now for a free initial consultation. and let’s put you on the path to healing and justice.

Benefits of Hiring an Atlanta Product Liability Law Firm

The team at Bayuk Pratt, led by founders Frank Bayuk and Bradley Pratt, brings a distinct advantage to Atlanta clients with product liability claims. With a rich history as senior partners at two of the world’s largest and most prestigious defense law firms, they have an insider’s perspective on how insurance companies operate.

Frank and Bradley have spent many years on the defense side, mastering the strategies insurers use to minimize or deny claims. This depth of training and experience makes them uniquely equipped to counter these tactics for deserving accident victims. When you choose Bayuk Pratt, you’re not just getting a legal team — you’re gaining access to a wealth of insider knowledge and experience to do what it takes to win.

A defective product lawyer from Bayuk Pratt can help you by:

  • Investigating the details of the product defect to establish liability
  • Gathering evidence to support your claim, including expert testimonials
  • Identifying all potentially liable parties in your case
  • Evaluating the full extent of your injuries or losses to calculate your claim value
  • Preparing and submitting all necessary legal documents correctly
  • Interpreting complex legal and technical jargon related to your case
  • Coordinating with medical professionals to substantiate injury claims
  • Filing your claim within the legal deadlines
  • Negotiating with manufacturers and their insurance companies on your behalf
  • Advising you on whether to accept a settlement or proceed to trial
  • Arguing your case in court, if necessary
  • Seeking the maximum compensation possible for your injuries and losses

What Does Product Liability Mean?

Product liability refers to the legal responsibility of manufacturers and sellers to provide safe and reliable products. When a product is found to be defective or unsafe and causes injury or harm, the company behind it must take responsibility. This concept covers a wide range of products, from malfunctioning electronics to food items that cause illness.

The key principle behind product liability is to protect consumers. If a product fails to meet safety standards, injured parties can seek compensation for their injuries and related losses by filing product liability claims.

What You Should Do If a Defective Product Hurts You

If you’ve been injured by a defective or dangerous product, taking the right steps can protect your health and strengthen any legal claims you might have. Here’s how you can preserve your rights and improve your chances of recovering compensation for your injuries:

  • Seek immediate medical attention, even if you don’t think your injuries are serious.
  • Follow all your doctor’s recommendations and treatment plans.
  • Keep a record of all medical visits and treatments.
  • Save all medical bills and receipts related to your treatment.
  • Save the product and its packaging.
  • Avoid fixing or altering the defective product.
  • Take photos of your injuries and the product.
  • Keep receipts or proof of purchase for the product.
  • Write down how the injury happened while it’s fresh in your mind.
  • Get contact information from any witnesses.
  • Make a list of any work or activities you miss due to your injuries.
  • Document any changes in your lifestyle or abilities after the injury.
  • Contact a lawyer with experience in product liability cases.
  • Provide your lawyer with all the documentation you’ve collected.
  • Report the injury to the manufacturer or retailer.
  • Avoid discussing the incident or your injuries on social media.
  • Do not accept any settlement offers without consulting your lawyer.
  • Stay organized and keep all your documents and notes in one place.

Who Is Liable If I Am Injured or Damaged by a Defective Product?

When a defective or dangerous product causes injury, determining who is responsible is key to seeking compensation. In these situations, more than one party might share the blame. Here are some examples of parties that could be held accountable in a defective product claim:

  • Manufacturers – These are the companies that make the product. If the product is defective right from the start because of poor materials, design, or manufacturing processes, the manufacturer can be held responsible for any injuries it causes.
  • Designers – Sometimes, the fault lies in the design of the product before it’s made. Designers who create inherently unsafe or flawed products can be liable if their designs lead to injuries.
  • Distributors – These parties are responsible for moving the product from the manufacturer to the retailer. They could be accountable if they handle, store, or transport the product in ways that introduce defects or fail to catch existing ones.
  • Retailers – The stores or outlets where we buy products have a duty to sell safe items. If retailers sell defective products knowing they could be dangerous or fail to warn about potential hazards, they can be liable for injuries that result.
  • Parts Suppliers – In cases where a product is made of various components, the suppliers of these individual parts can be liable if their specific part is defective and causes harm.
  • Quality Control Inspectors – Sometimes, products are checked for quality and safety before they’re sold. If inspectors fail to identify and rectify defects, they or their employers could be responsible for subsequent injuries.