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Representing Georgia Consumers Who Have Been Injured by Defective Products

It can be disappointing when something you buy doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to. Maybe you’ve purchased a kitchen device that isn’t anything like the one you saw in the advertisement. This is frustrating, but some types of defective products have catastrophic consequences.

Trucks, cars, and SUVs are at the top of the list of defective products that harm consumers. Thousands of people have been killed or injured by defective automobiles. According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the counties in Georgia with the highest number of automobile fatalities over a five-year period are Fulton County, DeKalb County, Clayton County, Cobb County, and Gwinnett County.

Butler Prather LLP is at the forefront of protecting consumers from unsafe vehicles and other defective products. In fact, we’ve won some of the largest defective automobile verdicts in U.S. history. This includes landmark victories against Suzuki ($90 million), the makers of Jeep Grand Cherokee ($150 million), and Ford Super Duty Trucks ($1.7 billion!).

At Butler Prather LLP, we’ve been helping accident victims in Georgia for over 35 years. Our firm has won over a billion dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients in over 30 states. We’ve won nine verdicts that exceed $100 million, and we’ve also won over 60 verdicts and settlements of over $10 million.

Reach out to our Georgia injury lawyers at (706) 322-1990 to schedule a free consultation today.

What Is Product Liability?

If a defective product has a flaw that makes it hazardous for consumers when used as directed, you have the right to seek damages to cover the cost of your injuries and other expenses. Grounds for moving forward with a product liability case include manufacturing defects, design defects, and inadequate safety warnings.

Product liability law outlines the circumstances when manufacturers, marketers, distributors, designers, retailers, and others can be held liable for injuries and fatalities that result from product defects.

Everyone has a duty of care to take reasonable precautions to avoid causing foreseeable injuries to others. When it comes to eliminating product defects, meeting the duty of care means taking steps to ensure that your product is safe.

  • Adequately testing the product before releasing it to the public.
  • Providing warning labels about risks involved.
  • Making sure the product won’t harm consumers when used as directed.
  • Not making false or misleading claims about the product.
  • Providing adequate instructions.

Defective Home Products and Appliances That Cause Injuries

Everyone wants to feel safe at home, but faulty equipment and appliances cause serious hazards such as fires, asphyxiation, burns, and carbon monoxide (CO2) poisoning. When the following devices malfunction, consumers suffer severe consequences:

  • Heating systems
  • Smoke detectors
  • Gas and electric stoves
  • Appliances
  • Radiators
  • Portable generators
  • Fire extinguishers

Dangerous and Defective Products That Injure Children

Nothing is more important than the safety of your child. Unfortunately, companies carelessly sell products that injure thousands of children every year. Toys must have warning labels that include age requirements to protect children, and toys and stuffed animals with parts that come off may create unacceptable choking hazards. Sadly, there are several products on the market that pose a serious risk to children, including:

  • Cradles, beds, and cribs
  • Playpens
  • Toys
  • Stuffed animals
  • Booster seats
  • Changing tables
  • Bottles and sippy cups
  • Playhouses
  • Automobile safety seats
  • High chairs
  • Defective Sports and Recreation Equipment That Cause Injuries

    Nobody should have to experience a serious injury just because they want to get some exercise and have a good time. But countless people are harmed every year by products such as bikes with poor brakes, camping stoves that cause fires, and defective workout machines that cause muscle tears, broken bones, and head injuries.

    Dangerous sports and recreation equipment includes defective:

    • Bikes and scooters
    • Skates and skateboards
    • Outdoor stoves and camping gear
    • Trampolines
    • Helmets
    • Fishing poles
    • Playground equipment
    • Gym equipment
    • Baseball equipment

    Defective Motor Vehicles That Cause Injuries and Fatalities

    The major automakers have a long and sordid history of failing to protect consumers. In many cases, these companies blatantly refuse to fix known defects that cause fires, rollovers, collisions, and other types of accidents.

    Butler Prather LLP has been at the forefront of holding manufacturers accountable for carelessly producing vehicles that cause injuries and fatalities. Our Georgia firm takes on manufacturers of faulty vehicle components that include:

    • Faulty brakes that cause senseless crashes
    • Unsafe tires that cause blowouts, collisions, and rollovers
    • Airbags that fail to deploy or cause burns, hearing loss, and chest, neck, back, and face injuries
    • Seats that cause injuries by collapsing, breaking, or moving when a crash occurs
    • Roofs that collapse in rollover accidents, causing fatalities, paralysis, and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
    • Seat belts that cause bruising, fractured ribs, and shoulder, chest, sternum, and abdominal injuries
    • Electric vehicle (EV) battery fires that generate extreme heat and require several thousand gallons of water to extinguish
    • Steering and transmission failure that cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles
    • Defective headlights and safety lights. Malfunctioning headlights have a blinding effect for oncoming traffic, and broken blinkers and hazard lights cause serious collisions.

    Defective Tools and Construction Equipment That Cause Injuries and Fatalities

    Around the home and at the workplace, defective tools and equipment cause falls, loss of limb, eye injuries, lacerations, and fatalities. These accidents and injuries happen due to product malfunctions or unsafe product designs, which can occur in:

    • Ladders
    • Lawnmowers
    • Power tools
    • Chainsaws
    • Drills
    • Presses
    • Grinders
    • Circular saws
    • Fall restraint and arrest systems
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)

    How Your Product Liability Lawyer Can Help

    Georgia is a strict liability state. Your defective product liability attorney will investigate your case and file claims against anyone whose negligent actions contributed to your injuries.

    When Butler Prather LLP files a dangerous product claim or a lawsuit, it includes the following types of damages:

    • Current and future medical expenses
    • Loss of income
    • Pain and suffering
    • PTSD
    • Medical devices
    • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
    • Disfigurement
    • Reduced earning potential
    • In-home nursing care
    • Reduced quality of life
    • Wheelchair ramps for your home
    • Loss of consortium
    • Medications
    • Wrongful death

    Were You Seriously Injured by a Dangerous Product?

    At Butler Prather LLP, our only commitment is to our clients. If you’ve been injured by a defective or dangerous product, we’ll take on anybody to get the justice you deserve.

    Give us a call at (706) 322-1990, and let’s see how we can help.

    I was in a complex premises liability case involving a multinational corporations. Mr. Butler & his associates were always three steps ahead of these defendants. When they say they are "exceptional trial lawyers," this is not just a slogan but it is a way of life.”
    - Zack Hendon