Alabama Defective Product Attorneys

Serving Clients in Birmingham, Shelby County, and throughout Alabama

When a company produces a good with the goal of selling it for profit, it has certain obligations to consumers. Among the most basic and important of those are to design and manufacture a safe product and to warn consumers of its inherent risks. Yet defective products injure hundreds of thousands of innocent people each year.

The Birmingham personal injury attorneys at Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates are dedicated to helping those harmed by defective products. If you believe you were injured due to a faulty product, please call us at 205-545-7475 to speak with one of our experienced lawyers.

Defective Products and Product Liability Lawsuits

Product defects can occur in any type of consumer good, but there are certain types of defective products that commonly result in severe injuries and are the focus of recalls and product liability lawsuits. These include:

  • Dangerous medications and medical devices
  • Drug recalls
  • Defective motor vehicles and vehicle parts
  • Defective recreational vehicles, such as all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and personal watercraft
  • Unsafe children’s furnishings, toys and clothing
  • Faulty Household appliances
  • Defective tools or machinery

This, of course, is not an exhaustive list. If you believe your injury was the result of an unsafe product, our attorneys are here to listen to your story and advise you on your legal options.

Negligence and Product Liability

Consumers have a right to expect the products they purchase are safe when used for their intended purpose and are accompanied by sufficient instructions and warnings. Negligence that leads to defective products reaching consumers can occur anywhere from the product’s design to its manufacture to its sale.

In order to establish negligence, a successful product liability lawsuit must prove one of the following:

  • That there were defects in the design of the item prior to production
  • That the product was not manufactured as designed or engineered
  • That tampering or the unintended contamination of the product put consumers at risk
  • That the product was sold with marketing flaws, including insufficient safety warnings or directions for use

If you believe your or a family member suffered injury or health complications due to a defective product, please contact Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates today for your free consultation. Our compassionate injury attorneys welcome clients from the greater Birmingham area and throughout the state of Alabama.