People have a certain level of trust and expectation of safety for the products we all use and depend on in our daily lives. Consider how often you and your family members use items that, while quite helpful, are also relatively complex: everything from the cars we drive to the appliances in our home and the toys we buy for our children. Generally, our lives are improved by these products but, unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Product manufacturers, through carelessness or cost cutting efforts, may place goods onto the market that can be extremely harmful to users. In fact, over 1 million consumers are harmed by defective products each year. Our legal system can be a very effective tool in protecting the public interest and holding manufacturers accountable for injuries or damages caused by these dangerous products. However, taking on a large corporation or retail outlet in a products liability case can be a difficult and costly process.
Pursuing a products liability claim often requires extensive financial resources, the retention of outside experts, and an understanding of complex engineering and design issues. The testimony and information provided by experts can be a crucial aspect of a products claim, which means that the value of having access to quality experts cannot be understated. Equally important is an attorney’s experience and ability to effectively challenge a defendant’s expert testimony. Hiring an attorney who possesses these skills and has the background and knowledge needed to navigate products claims is very important.
The attorneys with The Cochran Firm –Dothan have experience taking on big business in a wide range of complicated products liability cases. Our legal team has handled complex nationwide cases involving defective medical devices, pharmaceutical products, and heavy machinery. We have also pursued claims based on defective automobiles, fireworks, and security gates, among other consumer goods.
If you feel that you have been harmed by a defective or dangerous product, contact the attorneys at The Cochran Firm –Dothan at 334-673-1555 for a free consultation regarding your legal rights.