"Lawsuits brought for personal injury or property damage caused or resulting from an alleged defect in a product are referred to as "product liability" actions. Waldrop & Hall, P.A. is well-experienced in handling a variety of products liability actions for individuals, businesses, and insurance carriers in state and federal courts."
Lawsuits brought for personal injury or property damage caused or resulting from an alleged defect in a product are referred to as “product liability” actions. These actions are often based on different theories including negligence, breach of warranty, failure to warn, strict liability in tort, and several other substantive legal theories.
Many times injured persons pursue product liability claims alleging a specific defect for a particular product and other times injured persons pursue claims on the basis that the product is inherently dangerous. Product liability actions, however, are not pursued solely by individuals who allege personal injury or property damage from a product. Often times product liability actions are pursued by companies which have installed or utilized an allegedly defective product or component which causes damages to the company’s premises or hampers its business productivity.
On other occasions, product liability actions are pursued by insurance companies seeking to recover for amounts paid to their insureds for damages to the insured’s property caused by an allegedly defective product. Waldrop & Hall has defended numerous product manufacturers, sellers, retailers and distributors in products liability actions in both State and Federal courts whether pursued by individuals, businesses or insurance companies. In addition, Waldrop & Hall has pursued product liability claims on the part of individuals, businesses and insurance carriers in both State and Federal courts. Waldrop & Hall’s experience in product liability actions is broad based including, but certainly not limited to, actions involving automobiles, automobile components, industrial safety equipment, lift trucks, front-end loaders, farm machinery, tractors, watercraft, and numerous other products or classes of products.