Products Liability

 

Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC, represents clients injured by defective products in both individual products liability cases and action class lawsuits. Our New Orleans-based personal injury law firm is one of the few Southern Louisiana law firms to handle class action products liability cases. Some of our defective products cases have resulted in multi-million dollar settlements.

This means that whether your case is a simple products liability claim or a defective products lawsuit involving multiple plaintiffs and/or large corporate defendants, we will bring all of our specialized knowledge and skills to your case. Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC, is a Louisiana complex litigation law firm that is For The People. Our litigation lawyers have served clients in the Metropolitan New Orleans Area since 1978.

Products Liability Cases
Manufacturers of consumer goods are legally obligated to make sure that their products are free from any design or manufacturing defects that could cause injury or harm to a consumer, such as defective tires and toys made with lead paint.

Product liability cases can be filed on the grounds of negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty. The Louisiana Products Liability Act (LPLA) allows injured persons to obtain remedies from a manufacturer when a product is deemed "dangerous" because of a design defect, a manufacture defect, a failure to warn of a danger, or a failure to uphold a warranty's claims.

An injured person may also be able to sue for recovery if the product was not defective and he or she was still injured while using it as designated or instructed. Depending on the specifics of your case, damages may also be sought against a product's distributor or retailer.

The term "products" in products liability refers to any type of consumer good, including:

  • Electronics
  • Household goods and appliances
  • Toys
  • Motor vehicles
  • Auto parts, including air bags, seatbelts, infant car seats, and tires
  • Food
  • Dangerous medicines and prescription drugs
  • Farming equipment
  • Recreational equipment
  • Clothing
  • Medical devices
  • Machinery

Unless you are under 18 years of age, the statute of limitations for filing a defective products liability case in Louisiana is one year from the date of the injury accident.

Seeking Justice for Our Clients
Our New Orleans products liability attorneys will make sure that we have the resources to properly pursue your case. In the event that it will benefit a client more to pool our resources with other firms and file a class action lawsuit--especially if the defendant is a powerful corporation--our Louisiana litigation team will join forces with other class action attorneys to protect your rights and secure your compensation.

Need A Helping Hand? We Are Here To Help!
Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC, wants to make sure that you have both a successful and highly personable experience when working with us as your personal injury representation. Our senior attorneys and paralegal staff are here to offer you zealous and effective representation along with first class client service. We want you to call us with questions about your case, and we will respond to your inquires immediately.

Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC, represents products liability clients in the Greater New Orleans area, including Jefferson, Slidell, Chalmette, Pearl River, Franklinton, Mandeville, Kenner, Covington, Madisonville, Gretna, Metaire, St. Bernard, and other cities throughout Southern Lousiana.

Please call Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC, at (800) 989-2707 or contact us online to request your free consultation with one of our New Orleans, Louisiana products liability attorneys.