Products liability is an area of personal injury law that focuses on dangerous and defective products. Our firm represents plaintiffs in Georgia in matters against corporations or manufacturers who have sold or manufactured defective or unsafe products to consumers. “Products” in this instance cover a wide range of categories:
- Machinery and tools
- Medicine and drugs, both prescription and non-prescription drugs
- Medical devices such as the DePuy hip replacement device
- Autos and other motor vehicles, including trucks and motorcycles
- Automobile accessories such as tires, seat belts, airbags and child car seats
- Household products and appliances
- Toys and recreational equipment
- Clothing and apparel
- Propane tanks and gas grills
- Forklifts and warehouse equipment
If you’ve had an incident with a product that caused an injury, or are the survivor of someone who may have died from the use or exposure to a dangerous or defective product, it’s important that you know your rights under the law. Keep in mind that following an injury caused by a defective product, the time period to pursue your rights could be quite short if the product is old. Georgia law limits the right to bring a lawsuit for injuries if the defective product causing an injury was manufactured and sold more than ten years before litigation is commenced.
More about products liability in Georgia
The lawyers at Chambers & Aholt are very familiar with Georgia’s statute of repose as they successfully fought back attempts by manufacturers to have the time limit to file suit triggered even before the product leaves the hands of the manufacturer. The Georgia Supreme Court case of Campbell vs. Altec Industries, Inc 288 Ga. 525, 707 S.E.2d 48 (2011) was a hard fought victory by the Atlanta product liability lawyers at Chambers & Aholt, LLP. Contact us online or call us at 404-253-7860 to set up a FREE consultation with an attorney to discuss your legal options.
We handle these cases on a contingent fee basis. If there is no recovery no fees are owed.