Defective Household Items

Product Liability Attorneys in Atlanta: Defective Household Item Lawsuits

The lives of modern Americans are filled with devices. We wake up to an alarm clock, brew coffee with a coffeemaker, open our garage door with a remote. And so goes our day–device after device, until we turn off the flat screen TV, set the alarm, and go to sleep. But, what if one of these products is faulty, either by design or in the manufacturing process? These products we rely on to make our lives easier, but could actually seriously injure us. Faulty wiring in an alarm clock or coffeemaker could burn your house down or electrocute you. Household items we interact with every day have the potential to be hazardous and deadly.

Product liability claims can be complex, as many parties may have contributed to the finished product. If you believe you have grounds for a product liability lawsuit involving a defective household item, it is important that you consult an experienced attorney. The legal team at The Mulholland Law Firm, P.C., has been successfully representing Georgia clients in these types of lawsuits for over a decade, securing substantial settlements. Call us today for a free consultation: (770) 350-2691.

What is Product Liability?

Product liability occurs when one or more parties puts a defective product into the hands of a consumer. In general, law requires that a product meet the ordinary expectations of a consumer. If a product is defective or dangerous, that product cannot be said to meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer. For example: you purchase a coffee cup, expecting it to be able to hold hot liquids. But, when you pour hot coffee into the cup, it shatters, spilling scalding coffee all over you. That coffee cup obviously did not meet your ordinary expectations and is a defective household item.

Who Can Be Held Liable in a Product Liability Claim?

Any party in a defective product’s chain of distribution can be held responsible for product liability, including:

  • The designer of the product or household item
  • The manufacturer of the product
  • The manufacturer of a component of the product
  • The party that assembles the product or installs it
  • The wholesaler of the product
  • The retailer of the product
  • The marketer of the product

Unavoidably Unsafe Products

Certain products, by their very nature, have the ability to cause injury. For instance, a knife that is too dull to cut steak may be safer, but it would also be useless. This is what is known as an unavoidably unsafe product. The manufacturer and supplier’s duty in the case of an unavoidably unsafe product is to provide accurate instructions, warnings, and labeling outlining the possible risks and dangers of the product.

Contact Us About a Defective Household Item Lawsuit

If you or a family member has been injured by a household product and you feel you many have a product liability claim, you need to consult a qualified Atlanta defective household item lawyer. The Mulholland Law Firm, P.C. takes a personal interest in the full recovery of their clients and will seek to get you the best settlement possible in your case. Call (770) 350-2691 for a free consultation.