Tennessee Product Liability Attorney Mark C. Hartsoe represents people who are injured by defective products. Products that may prove to be defective include cars and cribs, medications and home appliances, ladders and clothing and construction materials—in fact, any of the many products that all of us use every day. They may be defective and cause injuries because of a manufacturing flaw that occurred at the manufacturing plant, or because of a defective design that made the products unreasonably dangerous to consumers even when the manufacturing is flawless. Products may also be considered defective if they are accompanied by insufficient or ineffective warnings that fail to put people on guard against foreseeable harm that may be caused by the product.
Product liability claims may be based on a variety of legal theories drawn from Tennessee personal injury and contract law--including strict liability in tort; negligence; breach of expressed or implied warranties; failure to discharge a duty to warn or instruct; misrepresentation; and concealment or non-disclosure. The particular facts of each case will determine which theories would be most likely to succeed in the context of a claim for compensation.
In Tennessee, people who are injured by the use of a defective product may seek compensation for their pain and suffering, their medical bills, wages lost as a result of the injury, related property losses, and more. They can assert claims against the manufacturer of the product, as well as against the various distributors involved in the supply chain through which the product reached the consumer.
A thorough and early investigation is critical to the success of product liability claims. The injured parties need to take appropriate steps to preserve physical evidence, investigate the product’s distribution chain, take witness statements, and more. Physical evidence must to be evaluated by well-qualified experts as soon as possible. Medical experts must evaluate the injuries. In Tennessee as elsewhere, products liability cases are complex and may be difficult to prove.
If you or someone you love suffered injuries related to a defective product, please contact the Hartsoe Law Firm as soon as possible. Tennessee Product Liability Attorney Mark C. Hartsoe stands ready to assist you in gathering and preserving the key evidence required for a successful outcome to your claim; in addition, his negotiation and litigation skills will serve you well in your efforts to receive compensation for the harm you’ve suffered.
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